Games from the 20th:
Cubs 12 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fifth. He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, single to right, double to right.
Braves 8 - Royals 5
Kenshin Kawakami started the game and lasted only 2 innings. Kawakami managed to avoid extending his losing streak to 9 games when the Braves scored a game-tying run in the bottom of the 6th. Final line: 2 IP, 13 BF, 6 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 5 R, 4 ER.
It was Kuroda's first start at Fenway Park.
Takashi Saito started a triple-A game against the Syracuse Chiefs on the 20th and tossed one shutout inning. Final line: 1 IP, 13 (8) NP (strikes), 3 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.
Saito is currently working his way back from an injury to his left hamstring and this was his first appearance since getting injured. It appears Saito is close to 100%.
Ryota Igarashi apparently received a Father's Day letter, filled with the word METS, from his 7-year-old daughter.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a walk against the triple-A Las Vegas 51s. He started at second and batted 9th.