Games from the 30th:
Rangers 6 - Angels 4
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 0-for-3: strikeout, walk, ground out to third, ground out to short.
Rays 9 - Red Sox 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 3 runs over 6 innings of work. Matsuzaka took the loss and is now 5-3. Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 4 H, 7 SO, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 3 R, 3 ER.
Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-3 with a walk against the triple-A Columbus Clippers on the 30th. Iwamura was the starting second baseman and batted second.
The media found out today that 21-year-old outfielder Naoya Washiya was released by the Washington Nationals prior to the start of the Rookie League Season in June. Washiya is already back in Japan and is still in the process of figuring out what to do next.