With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.

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SAN DIEGO — With two hits Wednesday, Ichiro raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.

“This wasn’t like a goal of mine to get to this point,” Ichiro said through a translator after the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.

He had 1,278 hits for Orix in Japan’s Pacific League (1992-00) and has 2,979 with Seattle, the New York Yankees and Marlins. Rose was quoted recently by USA Today as saying: “I’m not trying to take anything away from Ichiro, he’s had a Hall of Fame career, but the next thing you know, they’ll be counting his high-school hits.”

“Obviously, I’ve heard of Pete Rose’s comments, and he wasn’t happy about what they are saying about this record,” Ichiro said. “To be honest, this wasn’t something that I was making out as a goal. It was just kind of a weird situation to be in because of the combined total.”

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• The Kansas City Royals designated veteran infielder Omar Infante for assignment. Unless he is traded or claimed on waivers, both of which are unlikely, the Royals will owe him the remainder of the $7.75 million due this season, $8 million on his contract next season and a $2 million buyout for the 2018 season.