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5/3/2010: Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara, Hisanori Takahashi

by on May.03, 2010 @ 1:30 pm, under MLB

Games from the 2nd:

Rangers 3 - Marines 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-5: ground out to short, ground out to second, grount out to short DP, fly out to left, strikeout swinging.  Ichiro does not have a hit in his last two games.

Tigers 5 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, ground out to short, fly out to left, ground out to second.

Cubs 10 - Diamondbacks 5
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to first, ground out to second, single to left, fly out to left, ground out to the pitcher DP.  Fukudome extends his hitting streak to 6 games.

Dodgers 9 - Pirates 3
Hiroki Kuroda
started the game and held the Pirates to just 1 run of 8 innings of work.  Final line: 8 IP, 29 BF, 5 H, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.  Kuroda topped out at 96mph (about 155km/h) and improves to 3-1.

Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to second, walk, line out to center, ground out o second.  All four of Iwamura's ABs came against Kuroda.

Braves 7 - Astros 1
Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted seventh.  He went 2-for-3: infield single, single to center, ground out to pitcher.  He was taken out of the game on defense in the 6th.

Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th and tossed one shutout inning.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Phillies 11 - Mets 5
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the middle of the 4th with the Mets down by 10-5.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 8 BF, 5 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

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Koji Uehara made an appearance in a AAA game on the 2nd.  He entered the game in the 7th and got out of the inning in 8 pitches (ground out to third, single to center, fly out to second, fly out to short).  Uehara is scheduled to pitch another inning on the 3rd.