Chris Rusin was fine with being part of history. He would have liked to have gotten a win along with it, too.
Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall off Rusin for his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone as the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 Sunday.
The 42-year-old Suzuki got his big hit in the seventh inning. He became the first player born in Japan to reach 3,000, and joined Paul Molitor as the only players to hit the mark with a triple.
"Congratulations to him," Rusin said. "All I ask for is a signed bat in return. It's crazy to be a part of."
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