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Ichiro gets 2,000th hit

Ichiro Suzuki didn’t waste time getting his 2,000th major league hit, ripping a double down the right-field line on the second pitch of today’s game at the Oakland Coliseum. He reached the milestone in his 1,402nd big league game, making him the second fastest in major league history to reach 2,000 (All Simmons did it in 1,390 games). But remember, Suzuki also had 1,278 hits in Japan before coming to the majors. Surprisingly, the A’s didn’t make much of an acknowledgement of Ichiro’s feat other than a brief and small mention on the video board. But he got a nice standing ovation from the crowd and removed his helmet at second base to acknowledge it. …

Landon Powell continues producing whenever he plays: He hit a rocket into the seats in right-center to tie the game, 1-1, in the bottom of the fourth. That’s where we stand …

Joe Stiglich