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Chicago Cubs rookie Seiya Suzuki on Monday hit safely in his ninth straight game in which he had an at-bat, tying Akinori Iwamura’s record for the longest hitting streak to start an MLB career for a Japanese player.

Suzuki, who was named National League Player of the Week after his first full week of the regular season, batted cleanup and went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the Cubs’ 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Wrigley Field.

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