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6/30/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Akinori Iwamura, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Jun.30, 2010 @ 3:33 pm, under MLB

Games from the 29th:

Mariners 7 - Yankees 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, RBI single to center, sac fly to left, single to right, ground out to third.

Angels 6 - Rangers 5
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging, single to right, fly out to right, ground out to second.

Athletics 4 - Orioles 2
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th, with the Orioles downs 3-2, and allowed a run in an inning of work.  It was Uehara's first appearance since coming off the DL.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Red Sox 8 - Rays 5
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th, with the Red Sox up 8-1, and gave up 2 runs (on a 2-run homer) in 0.2 innings of work.  The home run was the first Okajima has given up since 5/28.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 5 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Cubs 3 - Pirates 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, fly out to left, infield single, strikeout swinging.

Marlins 7 - Mets 6
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and gave up 6 runs (on a grand slam and a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning) over 5.2 innings of work.  Thanks to the Mets' offense, Takahashi did not factor into the decision.  Final line: 5.2 IP, 28 BF, 9 H, 4 SO, 2 BB, 6 R, 6 ER.

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Kazuo Matsui went 2-for-4 with a strikeout, a triple, a run scored, and 2 RBI against the triple-A Portland Beavers on the 29th.  He started at second and batted first.

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Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a strikeout against the triple-A Columbus Clippers on the 29th.  Iwamura was also caught trying to steal second after his single in the first inning.  He started at second and batted first.

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Sponichi mentions that Daisuke Matsuzaka will likely start 3 of the remaining 10 games before the All-Star break.