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Ichiro Suzuki leads off for second time as Yankee

Ichiro Suzuki singles off Tampa Bay Rays starting

Ichiro Suzuki singles off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher James Shields in the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 15, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Ichiro Suzuki hit leadoff for only the second time since joining the Yankees. Derek Jeter hit second.

“[He’s] had some success off James Shields,’’ Joe Girardi said of Ichiro, who had been 14-for-46 (.304) against Shields. “Just a one-day [thing].’’

Ichiro went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run. Jeter had an RBI single, his 198th hit.


Tags: Ichiro Suzuki , Yankees , Joe Girardi

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