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7/9/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Akinori Iwamura

by on Jul.09, 2010 @ 2:38 pm, under MLB

Games from the 8th:

Yankees 3 - Marines 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 10 games: infield single, ground out to third, bunt single, ground out to second.

Dodgers 3 - Cubs 2
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th inning with a runner on first and 2 out.  He ended up flying out to left to end the game.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's next start will be on the 11th against the Blue Jays (the team's last game before the All-Star break).  In preparation for that start, he threw 74 pitches in the bullpen from the set position on the 7th.  Matsuzaka had the day off on the 8th.

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Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout against the triple-A Columbus Clippers on the 8th.  Iwamura started at third and batted second.