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5/13/2010: Ichiro Suzuki steals in 550th career NPB + MLB base

by on May.13, 2010 @ 9:22 pm, under MLB

Games from the 12th:

Orioles 5 - Mariners 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to left, double to right-center, fly out to center, infield single.  Ichiro managed to extend his multi-hit streak to four games.  He also stole his 550th career base (NPB + MLB) after reaching first on an infield single in the 8th.

Koji Uehara entered the game in the 8th with two outs and runners on first and third and the Orioles up, 5-1.  He got out of the inning with a fly out to left, but gave up a walk and a hit in the 9th before getting yanked.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Rays 4 - Orioles 3
Hideki Matsui entered the game in the 8th as a pinch-hitter and grounded out to first.

Reds 5 - Pirates 0
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to third, fly out to left.

Cubs 4 - Marlins 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, ground out to second, walk, strikeout looking.

Dodgers 6 - Diamondbacks 3
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) over 7.1 innings of work.  Kuroda got the win and improved to 4-1 on the year.  Final line: 7.1 IP, 29 BF, 6 H, 9 SO, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 ER.

Nationals 6 - Mets 4
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 6th with a runner on first and 2 out and the score tied at 4.  He gave up a single to the first batter he faced, but struck out the second batter to end the inning.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Braves 9 - Brewers 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th, with the Braves up 6-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


Kei Igawa started a game at AAA against Columbus on the 12th.  He was not involved in the final decision.  Final line: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.