Ichiro Suzuki gets 3,000th career hit in major leagues


Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki (51) runs to first base on a ground out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Suzuki is one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


Fans hold signs as Miami Marlins right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) waits to bat in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Ichiro entered the game one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


Miami Marlins batter Ichiro Suzuki, right foreground, strikes out in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Rockies catcher Tony Wolters, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


DENVER (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has gotten his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone.

The Marlins outfielder did it Sunday with a triple in the seventh inning against Colorado at Coors Field. Miami players came out of the dugout to congratulate Suzuki, and he waved his helmet to acknowledge the cheers.

The 42-year-old Suzuki hit a long drive to right field that carried just beyond the reach of leaping Gerardo Parra. Suzuki joined Paul Molitor as the only players whose 3,000th hit was a triple.

Suzuki was hitless in his first three at-bats of the game before the big hit against Chris Rusin.

Suzuki is in his 16th season in the majors. He got 1,278 hits while playing nine years in Japan before becoming the American League Rookie of the Year and MVP with Seattle in 2001.

Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki (51) runs to first base on a ground out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Suzuki is one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_111776496-f9ba38911b1940e780d049a26355bf21.jpgMiami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki (51) runs to first base on a ground out in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Suzuki is one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Fans hold signs as Miami Marlins right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) waits to bat in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Ichiro entered the game one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_111776496-a68b3d27c9d84211b0578d5aa77085f2.jpgFans hold signs as Miami Marlins right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (51) waits to bat in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Ichiro entered the game one hit away from 3,000 in his Major League Baseball career. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Miami Marlins batter Ichiro Suzuki, right foreground, strikes out in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Rockies catcher Tony Wolters, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_111776496-b33e8a5f20044d88993917c83005a205.jpgMiami Marlins batter Ichiro Suzuki, right foreground, strikes out in the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Rockies catcher Tony Wolters, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
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