Record or not, Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a big name and a famous number.
Suzuki had three of Miami's season-high 19 hits and the Marlins trounced the San Diego Padres 13-4 on Monday night.
Adeiny Hechavarria drove in four runs, Martin Prado homered and Miami broke loose despite resting sore slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Suzuki moved within one hit of equaling Pete Rose's total of 4,256 — the big league record. The 42-year-old outfielder has 2,977 hits in the majors after compiling 1,278 during his nine seasons in Japan.
"It's really cool to be a part of this and what he has done this year," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.