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7/5/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Akinori Iwamura, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Jul.05, 2010 @ 12:10 pm, under MLB

Games from the 4th:

Mariners 8 - Tigers 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to short, ground out to first (SB), strikeout looking, infield single, fly out to right.  Ichiro also stole his 22nd base of the season after his second at bat and extended his hitting streak to a modest 6 games.  Ichiro was taken out of the game in the 8th on defense.

Angels 11 - Royals 0
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fifth.  He went 2-for-3: fly out to center, single to center, single to right.  Matsui was taken out of the game in the 7th on defense.

Reds 14 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning and flied out to left.  He did not take the field in the top of the 8th.

Mets 9 - Nationals 5
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and gave up 3 runs over 5 innings of work for his fourth win as a starter.  Takahashi is now 7-3 on the year.  Final line: 5 IP, 22 BF, 5 H, 7 SO, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.

Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 7th inning with 2 outs and the Mets up, 9-4.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 6 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.


Daisuke Matsuzaka could have two more starts before the All-Star break: 7/5 vs the Rays and 7/11 vs the Blue Jays.  On Sunday, Matsuzaka threw 58 pitches in the bullpen.


Ichiro Suzuki will be a part of the All-Star Game for the 10th time in his career (9 via fan election).  Ichiro finished with 2,544,564 votes this year, which was the second highest total for AL outfielders behind Josh Hamilton's 2,840,816.

Hideki Matsui ended with 1,618,108 votes, well behind Vladmir Guerrero's 3,926,103.

Joe Mauer was the leading vote-getter (NL and AL) with 5,372,606 votes (third highest in ASG history).  Albert Pujols had that most votes in the NL with 4,380,669.


Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-3 with a walk and strikeout against the triple-A Louisville Bats on the 4th.