Ichiro falls shy of the cycle in Yankee sweep

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.

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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.