Games from the 28th:
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted seventh. He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, fly out to short.
Royals 12 - Red Sox 5
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th with the Red Sox trailing 10-5. Okajima did not have a very good outing, giving up hits to the first three batters he faced: double to left, 2-run homer, single to left. Final line: 0.1 IP, 5 BF, 3 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.
Cardinals 7 - Cubs 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first. He went 2-for-5: single to center, single to right, ground out to second, ground out to short, fly out to left. It was Fukudome's 11th multi-hit game of the season.
Brewers 2 - Mets 0
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th with 1 out and the score tied at 0-0. He then gave up an infield single, and one out later, a 2-run, walk-off homer to Corey Hart. Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER. Igarashi picked up his first loss of his MLB career.
Igarashi also celebrated his 31st birthday on the 28th.
Sponchi is carrying a story about a pet cat named Nana that Hideki Matsui brought home with him when he was in elementary school. And according to Matsui's father it was because of Nana that Matsui hit a home run on the 26th. Why all of a sudden? Matsui's father recently purchased a plushie cat, that had a striking resemblance to Nana, as a birthday gift for his son.