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6/26/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Akinori Iwamura

by on Jun.26, 2010 @ 2:05 pm, under MLB

Games from the 25th:

Mariners 8 - Brewers 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to center, single to right, ground out to third, walk.  Ichiro also stole his 21st base of the season in the 7th.

White Sox 6 - Cubs 0
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, fly out to center, ground out to second, walk.

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Akinori Iwamura did not play against triple-A Toleda on the 25th, but did take part in pre-game batting practice.

Said Iwamura, "One of the first thing the coaches down here told me was to go out and play with a smile.  So my priority is to put up some numbers while having fun.  The rest I'll leave up to the people around me to decide."

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Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-3 with a strikeout against the triple-A Reno Aces on the 25th.  He started at second and batted eighth.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka next start will likely come on the 30th against the Rays.

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Kenshin Kawakami's next start will likely be on the 26th against the Tigers.  It seems that there's a chance that Kawakami could be demoted to the pen based on how he does.