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5/21/2010: Akinori Iwamura, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on May.21, 2010 @ 11:47 pm, under MLB

Games from the 20th:

Angels 6 - White Sox 5
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted 6th.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to left, sac fly to left, single to left, fly out to left.  Matsui had gone 15 straight plate appearances without a hit.

Mariners 4 - Blue Jays 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: ground out to short, sac hit, ground out to third, infield single.

Phillies 5 - Cubs 4
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to right, strikeout looking, ground out to first, homer to right.  The home run was Fukudome's 6th of the season.


Akinori Iwamura was held out of the starting line-up for the second straight day (20th) in order to rest his right hamstring.  Iwamura did take some grounders at second prior to the game, but the Pirates apparently figured he wasn't quite ready to start playing again.  He'll be tested again prior to the Pirates game on the 21st.


Hiroki Kuroda's next start will be on the 23rd against the Tigers.  In preparation for that start, Kuroda tossed 36 pitches in the bullpen on the 20th.