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7/23/2010: Hiroki Kuroda, Hisanori Takahashi, Hideki Okajima

by on Jul.23, 2010 @ 4:55 pm, under MLB

Games from the 22nd:

Rangers 3 - Angels 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to center, double to left-center, ground out to the pitcher.

Red Sox 8 - Mariners 6
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  he went 1-for-5: fly out to left, line out to the pitcher, strikeout looking, fly out to left, IBB, infield single.

Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 11th for Boston, with the score tied at 6-6, and picked up his third win by tossing two shutout inning in relief.  Okajima is now 3-4 on the year.  Final line: 2 IP, 9 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Twins 5 - Orioles 0
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 8th, with the Orioles down 5-0, and tosses two shutout innings in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Dodgers 2 - Mets 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game for the Dodgers and tossed 8 shutout innings for his 8th victory of the year.  Kuroda is now 8-8.  Final line: 8 IP, 28 BF, 5 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Hisanori Takahashi started the game for the Mets and took the loss after allowing 2 runs over 7 innings of work.  Takahashi is now 7-5 on the year.  Final line: 7 IP, 25 BF, 3 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.


A day after making his first appearance since injuring his right shoulder, Takashi Saito told reporters that his shoulder was feeling great and that he needed to remind himself to pitch with authority and not get too caught up in possibility of hurting himself again.


Kazuo Matsui entered the game in the top of the 7th as a defensive replacement and went 0-for-2 against the Sacramento River Cats on the 22nd.  Matsui took over Troy Tulowitzki's spot in the line-up and took over at second.


Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a homer, a run scored, an RBI, and 2 strikeouts against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on the 22nd.  Iwamura started at second and batted second.