ST. LOUIS – Ichiro Suzuki started for the first time in 10 games and paid dividends with his fifth three-hit game of the season in the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Suzuki moved within six hits of a career 3,000 after a double and two singles in four at-bats from the leadoff spot. The 42-year-old also scored and stole a base, and is hitting .347 on the year.
In New York, Masahiro Tanaka won his fourth straight start to improve to 7-2 in the Yankees’ 3-1 win against the Boston Red Sox.
Tanaka allowed one earned run ± on Dustin Pedroia’s solo shot in the first — over six innings, striking out seven in his first matchup against Boston ace David Price.
In Arizona, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda (8-7) took his seventh loss after being tagged with five earned runs in just 4⅓ innings of a 6-5 defeat to the Diamondbacks.