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Ichiro moves past Cobb in combined professional hits

ST. LOUIS — Ichiro Suzuki singled in the first inning Saturday for his 4,192nd career hit in the major leagues and Japan, passing Ty Cobb's total that ranks second in history.

Ichiro, 41, got his 2,914th big-league hit for the Marlins against the Cardinals. He had 1,278 hits in nine seasons for the Orix Blue Wave in Japan.

The combined total is not recognized as an official mark.

Ichiro doffed his helmet and bowed to the crowd after the hit.

Cobb held the big-league mark that Pete Rose passed on his way to a record 4,256 hits.

SUPPORT FOR A FRIEND: White Sox manager Robin Ventura expressed support for Red Sox skipper John Farrell and arrived wearing several small bandages on his neck and nose after being screened for skin cancer earlier in the week. The team provides precautionary tests twice a year. Ventura had three small pieces of skin scraped off his face and neck. He joked that he "got zapped pretty good." The regular skin check came a day after Farrell, a friend of Ventura's, announced he has a treatable form of lymphoma.

A'S: Ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte and RHP Dan Otero were recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

GIANTS: RHP Mike Leake, out since Aug. 3 with a strained left hamstring, is expected to return from the disabled list and start against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

MARLINS: Gold Glove LF Christian Yelich went on the 15-day disabled left with a bruised right knee. OF Marcell Ozuna was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

RED SOX: 3B Pablo Sandoval left the game against the Mariners after the third inning with a bruised right elbow. Sandoval was hit by a Felix Hernandez pitch leading off the third.

ROYALS: Five-time All-Star 1B Mike Sweeney was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame. Despite injuries, Sweeney hit .297 with 215 homers and more than 900 RBIs over a 16-year career, 13 of them with Kansas City.

YANKEES: LHP Chris Capuano, who has a career-worst 6.97 ERA in 16 games, was designated for assignment three days after he was recalled from Triple-A Scranton.

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