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7/4/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Kazuo Matsui, Akinori Iwamura

by on Jul.04, 2010 @ 3:38 pm, under MLB

Games from the 3rd:

Tigers 6 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, infield single, walks.

Royals 4 - Angels 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, fly out to right, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

Cubs 3 - Rays 1
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the 8th with 2 out and a runner on first.  Fukudome replaced pitcher Randy Wells, batting out of the 9-hole, and took over in right.  He did not get a chance to bat before the end of the game.

Braves 4 - Marlins 1
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th, with the Braves up 4-1, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Kazuo Matsui went 3-for-5 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and 2 strikeouts against the triple-A Salt Lake Bees on the 3rd.  He started at second and batted first.

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Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with a walk against the triple-A Louisville Bats on the 3rd.  He started at third and batted second.

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Kent Tsujimoto was saddled with his first loss of the season when he gave up a run (earned) over an inning of work during a game on 3rd vs. the Orange County Flyers.  Final line: 20 (16) NP (S), 1 IP, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.