Best of MLB: Ichiro Suzuki runs hits total to 4,257

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SAN DIEGO -- Ichiro Suzuki singled in the first inning and doubled in the ninth to raise his hits total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose's record Major League Baseball total during the Miami Marlins' 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in Japan's Pacific League (1992-00) and the rest with Seattle, the New York Yankees and Marlins.

Melvin Upton Jr. homered and had two RBIs, and Derek Norris had a go-ahead, two-run single for the Padres, who stopped a four-game losing streak (see full recap).

Freeman record 2016's first cycle as Braves win in 13
ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle, Chase d'Arnaud had a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning to cap a three-run rally and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 on Wednesday night.

The Reds took an 8-6 lead in the 13th on Jose Peraza's bases-loaded walk with two outs and Joey Votto's run-scoring single off Alexi Ogando (2-1), the Braves' ninth pitcher.

Alfredo Simon (2-7) gave up five hits and a walk in the 13th. Adonis Garcia and Nick Markakis opened the inning with singles, Jace Peterson hit a run-scoring double and Tyler Flowers added a tying single. An intentional walk to Erick Aybar loaded the bases before d'Arnaud's fly ball fell in center field.

Freeman became the first Brave to hit for the cycle since Mark Kotsay against the Cubs on Aug. 14, 2008. He is also the first to do it in the majors this season (see full recap).

Werth's latest walk-off gives Nats win over Cubs
WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday long after starters Stephen Strasburg and Jason Hammel dueled to a scintillating draw.

Facing Adam Warren, Werth hit a liner off the wall in center field to score Michael Taylor, who hit an RBI single against Trevor Cahill (0-2) earlier in the inning.

Addison Russell had given the Cubs the lead with a run-scoring single off Yusmeiro Petit (2-0) in the top half.

A sellout crowd of 42,000, largest of the season in Washington, watched the deciding matchup of a three-game series between first-place teams.

Strasburg gave up one run in seven innings for the Nationals, and Hammel did the same for Chicago. After they departed, both teams received shoddy bullpen work (see full recap).

Kershaw strikes out 11 in Dodgers' victory
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw won his 10th game, Scott Van Slyke hit his first home run of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-2 on Wednesday to take two of three in Arizona.

Kershaw (10-1) went 7 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out 11 and, for only the seventh time this season, walked a batter. Kenley Jansen tossed a perfect ninth to tie the Dodgers' franchise record of 161 career saves held by Eric Gagne.

Jansen has 19 saves in 22 tries this season.

Rickie Weeks Jr.'s second-inning home run put Arizona up 1-0, a lead erased by Van Slyke's three-run shot in the sixth.

They were the only runs allowed by Patrick Corbin (3-6), who gave up seven hits, struck out seven and walked two in 6 1-3 innings (see full recap).

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