With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose's record Major League Baseball total.
Albert Almora Jr. acknowledged his former Arizona Fall League foe when he batted against him in the ninth inning, then he spoiled the pitcher's night.
Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷) picked up his fourth win of the year for the Miami Marlins and the 50th of his MLB career when his team routed the San Diego Padres 13-4 on Monday night.
Record or not, Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a big name and a famous number.
Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts as he helped the Texas Rangers beat division rival Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Sunday.
Texas and San Francisco both won in extra innings against their nearest division rivals on Saturday to stretch their leads at the top of the standings in the American League and National League's West divisions respectively.
Lyle Lin (林家正) became the first Taiwanese to be picked up by a Major League Baseball (MLB) team during the American league's annual draft, after the Seattle Mariners chose the Taipei-native catcher on the final day of the MLB draft, Saturday, June 11.
Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 and won his 13th straight decision despite a rocky beginning, and the Washington Nationals rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Friday.
Yellow ribbons are thrown onto the field by over 20,000 fans after the Chinatrust Brothers (中信兄弟), CTBC Financial Holding Co.'s (中信金) baseball team, wins the Chinese Professional Baseball League's (中華職棒) first half-season championship at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on Friday, June 10.
Chris Davis homered and hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez also connected as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.