Matt Murton breaks Japan hits mark

Updated: October 5, 2010, 10:39 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Former major leaguer Matt Murton broke Ichiro Suzuki's record for the most hits in a single season in Japanese Professional Baseball on Tuesday.

Murton got his 211th hit of the season with a two-run single to center in the second inning for the Hanshin Tigers against the Yakult Swallows.

Suzuki set the record of 210 in 1994 for the Orix BlueWave.

When Suzuki set the record, the regular season consisted of 130 games. Since then, the season has been extended by ...

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