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Video: Watch Ichiro Suzuki end his homerless drought

Jul 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

It took 294 at-bats, but Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has at long last hit a home run. His last, prior to tonight, occurred on August 30 last season against the Orioles.

The Yankees were trailing the Blue Jays 4-3 in the bottom of the third, but were threatening, putting runners on first and second with one out against Mark Buehrle. Ichiro waited on a 1-1 curveball and slugged it just over the fence in right field for a three-run blast, putting the Yankees up 6-4.

The power has otherwise been few and far between for Ichiro this season, as he entered the night with a meager .278/.328/.314 slash line with 11 RBI and six stolen bases in 243 plate appearances.

  1. miguelcairo - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Egg rolls all around!

    • moseskkim - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:49 AM least name a well known japanese dish

  2. mantastic54 - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Wouldn’t a homerless drought be a period of not being homerless?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:21 AM

      And being homerless for too long can make one humorless.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    What a revolting event.

    • miguelcairo - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      17 straight losses at Yankee Stadium for the Jays…doesn’t even seem real or possible.

  4. dubblelznhell - Jul 26, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Wouldn’t a homerless drought be a period of not being homerless? — Lol. Yup.

    And of course Ichiro hits a homer for the first time in a year….against the Jays….

  5. El Pollo Loco - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Honest to god I didn’t know he was still playing

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