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5/6/2010: Hideki Matsui, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisanori Takahashi

by on May.06, 2010 @ 4:13 pm, under MLB

Games from the 5th:

Red Sox 3 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fifth.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to first.

On defense, Matsui made a nice throw in the 7th when he threw out Mark Scutaro at home plate.

Rays 8 - Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, ground out to third, strike out swinging, single to left.

Pirates 4 - Cubs 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, ground out to short, ground out to short, ground out to second.

Akinori Iwamura entered the game in the 7th as a pinch-hitter for the pitcher and grounded out to third.  He did not return to take field.

Astros 4 - Diamondbacks 2
Kazuo Matsui started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, ground out to second, ground out to second, walk.

Reds 5 - Mets 4
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 7th with the Mets down by one.  He tossed three perfect innings and was not involved in the decision.  Final line: 3 IP, 9 BF, 0 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER.

Braves 7 - Nationals 6
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th inning with the Braves up, 6-4.  He allowed 2 runs to score (1 earned) over his one inning of work.  He was not involved in the decision.  Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 1 ER.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka got his hair cut recently due to the warm weather.  He told reporters that it was likely the shortest he's ever had his hair since he started playing in the Majors.  Matsuzaka also told reporters that he was looking forward to facing Hideki Matsui during his start on the 6th.

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Ichiro, along with some teammates, dropped by a Seattle elementary school on the 5th to talk about drug abuse and the importance of education.