Suzuki makes history in Marlins victory, Yankees win on emotional day


Ichiro Suzuki made history with the Miami Marlins in MLB action on Sunday as he brought up his 3,000th hit with a triple in his side's10-7 win over the Colorado Rockies.

The Marlins improved to 59-52 as a result, with Giancarlo Stanton also impressing once again with his homer in the fourth inning.

Manny Machado created some history of his own as he became just the second player in MLB history to hit homers in the first, second and third innings to help the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-2 series-sealing win against the Chicago White Sox.

The New York Yankees capped off an emotional day in which Alex Rodriguez became the latest star to announce his retirement, following hot on the heels of Mark Teixeira, with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, while the Minnesota Twins were too good for the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3.

The Toronto Blue Jays continued to struggle in Kansas City where the Royals scored a 7-1 win, the New York Mets toppled the Detroit Tigers 3-1 and the Cincinnati Reds won 7-3 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Washington Nationals got back among the wins with a 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants, while the Texas Rangers needed 11 innings to get the job done against the Houston Astros 5-3 and the St Louis Cardinals went down 6-3 to the Atlanta Braves.

The Chicago Cubs posted another win over the Oakland Athletics, as Kyle Hendricks followed up Jake Arrieta's heroics from the mound the day prior with a fine performance to seal a 3-1 triumph.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Angels were 3-1 losers against the Seattle Mariners, the Arizona Diamondbacks were 9-3 winners over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Philadelphia Phillies edged the San Diego Padres 6-5 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5.



Giants ace Madison Bumgarner gave up one run on two hits in a complete game (eight innings). Bumgarner struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 2.20 on the season, but he was still struck with a loss after the Giants failed to score a run. One of the best pitchers in MLB, Bumgarner is only 10-7 because of poor run support.



Suzuki became the 30th member of the 3,000-hit club with a 7th-inning triple.


Wilson Ramos became the third catcher in Nationals history to hit a home run in a 1-0 win. The other two are Mike Fitzgerald (1986) & Gary Carter (1979).

Meanwhile, the Yankees announced that designated hitter Rodriguez will retire and move to an advisor role after the Yankees' game on Friday. Rodriguez is one of 10 players to win three MVP awards and one of just six to win multiple MVP awards with the Yankees.



Monday's game features a great pitching duel between two All-Stars. Johnny Cueto (13-3, 2.73 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants against Jose Fernandez (12-6, 2.87 ERA) in what should be a classic pitcher's duel.