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7/10/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Ryota Igarashi, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Jul.10, 2010 @ 3:52 pm, under MLB

Games from the 9th:

Yankees 6 - Marines 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 11 games: strikeout swinging, single to right, fly out to short, single to center.

Angels 6 - Athletics 5
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 0-for2: walk, fly out to right, sac fly to center, ground out to second, intentional walk.

Orioles 7 - Rangers 6
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 7th inning, with the Rangers up 4-2, and allowed an unearned run over 1 inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 0 ER.

Dodgers 9 - Cubs 7
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to the pitcher, strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, ground out to first, single to center.

Braves 4 - Mets 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th inning, with the Braves up 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.  He also threw two wild pitches.

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Ryota Igarashi was sent down to the minors (single-A St. Lucie) on the 9th in order to get in some extra work.  Igarashi will probably spend about two weeks down in the minors.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka spent about 30 minutes playing catch on the 9th in preparation for his last start before the All-Star break (on the 11th).

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Hiroki Kuroda's first start after the All-Star break could come on the 17th vs the Cardinals.  Kuroda will not be starting in any until then and will therefore hold bullpen sessions on the 11th and 15th.