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5/10/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kenshin Kawakami

by on May.10, 2010 @ 3:38 pm, under MLB

Games from the 9th:

Mariners 8 - Angels 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-5: fly out to right, single to center, single to left, single to left, ground out to second.  Ichiro also stole three bases.

The Angels gave Hideki Matsui the day off.

Rays 5 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: strikeout swinging, walk, ground out to second, strikeout looking.

Cardinals 11 - Pirates 4
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, walk, strikeout swinging, ground out to third, ground out to second.

Astros 4 - Padres 3
Kazuo Matsui entered the game in the 9th as a pinch-runner.

Phillies 5 - Braves 3
Kenshin Kawakami started the game for the Braves and gave up 5 runs over 6.2 innings of work.  Final line: 6.2 IP, 29 BF, 7 H (including three homers) 5 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 5 R, 5 ER.  Kawakami also threw a season high 111 pitches.  He's still looking for his first victory.