Ichiro falls shy of the cycle in Yankee sweep

by Bill Chuck on July 5, 2013

One of the many things that annoy me is when it is said or written that a player has fallen a triple shy of the cycle. Well, duh, that’s the equivalent of a pitcher falling three hits shy of a no-hitter.

I’m always more interested when a batter fall a different hit shy of the cycle.

Which brings me to yesterday’s game in which the Yankees defeated the Twins, 9-5, to complete a four-game sweep. The Twins have now lost 10-of-13.

In the game yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki picked up three hits, including a single, a double, and a two-run triple.

Since May 16, Ichiro, who is now hitting .280 on the season, has hit .316.

Nine to Know

Ichiro’s homer-shy of the cycle games

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B RBI BB SO
1 2013-07-04 NYY MIN W 9-5 5 5 1 2 3 1 1 2 0 1
2 2010-04-17 SEA DET W 4-2 4 3 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0
3 2007-04-23 SEA TEX W 5-4 5 5 1 0 3 1 1 3 0 0
4 2006-06-03 SEA KCR W 12-1 5 4 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1
5 2004-08-21 SEA DET L 10-11 7 7 2 2 4 1 1 2 0 0
6 2002-06-10 SEA STL W 10-0 5 5 1 3 3 1 1 2 0 0
7 2001-07-03 SEA TEX W 8-4 5 5 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0
8 2001-05-13 SEA TOR W 7-5 6 4 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 1
9 2001-05-12 SEA TOR W 11-7 6 6 2 3 4 1 1 1 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/5/2013.

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