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6/22/2010: Akinori Iwamura, Ryohei Tanaka, Kento Tsujimoto

by on Jun.22, 2010 @ 4:31 pm, under MLB

Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks against the triple-A Las Vegas 51s on 21st.  Matsui started at second and batted ninth.  MiLB player page

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Ryota Igarashi is apparently working on a change and threw a few while playing catch prior to Sunday's game.

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It would seem that there are a number of teams interested in Akinori Iwamura.  (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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Ichiro Suzuki continues to lead all AL outfielders in All-Star votes with 1,567,788.  Hideki Matsui (1,009,648) is still a distant second behind Vladmir Guerrero (2,316,229) for Designated Hitters.  Joe Mauer still leads all AL players with 3,280,565 votes.

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Ryohei Tanaka started a douible-A game against the Harrisburg Senators on the 20th and gave up 3 runs over 5 innings of work.  He did not factor in the decision.  Final line: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3 HR.  MiLB player page

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Kento (Kent) Tsujimoto (Maui) recorded his first US pro victory in a game against the St. George Roadrunners on the 19th.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.  GBL player page

A day later, Tsujimoto also recorded his first save against the same team.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.