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.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was slapped Thursday with a nine-game suspension and Baltimore Orioles infielder Manny Machado received a four-game ban following their dust-up at a Major League Baseball game this week.
Jose Altuve described his tiebreaking two-run double as lucky and Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch used the term crazy when describing all the games against their instate AL West rival the Texas Rangers.
Boston's Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th to lift the Red Sox to a 5-3 win against San Francisco, ending the run of Giants home wins at five.