Games from the 17th:
Cardinals 2 - Dodgers 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and allowed 1 run over 6 innings of work. Kuroda took the loss and is now 7-8 on the year. Final line: 6 IP, 24 BF, 4 H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER. Kuroda also threw 2 wild pitches.
Giants 8 - Mets 4
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and surrendered 6 runs on 7 hits over 2.2 innings of work for his 4th loss of the season. He also gave up 2 homers in the game (3-run and solo). Takahashi is now 7-4 on the year. Final line: 2.2 IP, 16 BF, 7 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 6 ER.
Kei Igawa gave up 3 runs (all earned) on 5 hits over 3.2 relief innings against the triple-A Toledo Mud Hens on the 17th. Final line: 67 (40) NP (strikes), 16 BF, 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3 HR.
Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-4 with one strikeout against the triple-A Portland Beavers on the 17th. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-3 with 2 walks against the triple-A Rochester Red Wings on the 17th. Iwamura started at third and batted second. Iwamura was also caught stealing in the 1st.