SEATTLE (AP) -Ichiro Suzuki set the Seattle Mariners' club record with a hit in his 25th consecutive game by singling in the first inning Friday night against Texas.
Suzuki hit Kevin Millwood's second pitch off the glove of diving shortstop Michael Young in short left field to extend his career-best streak and break Seattle's previous mark set by Joey Cora in 1997. It is the longest hitting streak in the major leagues this season.
As Suzuki stood on first base amid a loud standing ovation from the crowd at Safeco Field, the six-time All-Star smiled, took off his batting helmet and tipped it toward the fans.
Ichiro then stole second, advanced to third on Jose Vidro's groundout, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Guillen.
The single gave Suzuki, playing in the final year of a contract for the first time in 15 seasons in the major leagues and Japan, a .425 average (45-for-106) during his streak.
This is the sixth time he has had a hitting streak of 20 or more games, the most of any active major leaguer.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Dodgers officially re-sign Jansen The Dodgers have officially re-signed Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million contract.

MLB Team Pages