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6/27/2010: Hideki Matsui hits MLB career homer #150

by on Jun.27, 2010 @ 3:12 pm, under MLB

Games from the 26th:

Angels 4 - Rockies 2
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4: grand slam, ground out to second, walk.  Matsui was replaced by a pinch-runner after his walk in the 7th.

Matsui finally knocked out his 150th career MLB homer (took him 16 games).

Mariners 5 - Brewers 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to right, HBP, ground out to second, single to left, strikeout looking.

Red Sox 4 - Giants 2
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 7th with the Red Sox up 4-2 and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

White Sox 3 - Cubs 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to first, single to center, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to second.

Dodgers 9 - Yankees 4
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 4 runs over 5.1 innings of work and improved to 7-5 on the year.  Final line: 5.1 IP, 27 BF, 7 H, 5 SO, 3 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Braves 4 - Tigers 3
Kenshin Kawakami started the game and gave up 1 runs over 7 innings of work for his first victory in his 15th start of the year.  Kawakami is now 1-9 on the year.  Final line: 7 IP, 26 BF, 2 H, 6 SO, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Takashi Saito entered the game in the 9th with the Braves up 4-1 and gave up 2 runs in .2 innings of work.  Final line: .2 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Twins 6 - Mets 0
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 7th with the Mets down 5-0 and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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It seems the Orioles won't be activating Koji Uehara just yet.  Uehara tossed situational BP on the 24th and hasn't experienced any troubles with his right elbow since.

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For Nippon Ham pitcher Brian Sweeney recorded his first MLB victory on the 26th since 5/2006.  The victory came in a relief appearance (Sweeney entered the game in the 5th inning).  Final line: 4 IP, 13 BF, 1 H, 4 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.