Games from the 23rd:
Red Sox 2 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first. He went 2-for-4: infield single, double, fly out to left, ground out to short, IBB. This was Ichiro's 39th multi-hit game of the season, tops in the AL.
Kazuo Matsui went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and RBI, and walk against the triple-A Salt Lake Bees on the 23rd. Matsui started at second and batted second.
Kei Igawa gave up 2 runs (both earned) over 2.2 innings of relief work against the triple-A Rochester Red Wings on the 23rd and took the loss. Igawa is now 2-3 on the year. Final line: 37 (22) NP (S), 10 BF, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR.
Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-3 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and a walk against the triple-A Charlotte Knights on the 23rd. Iwamura started at second and batted third.
Ryohei Tanaka was tattooed during a double-A start against the Richmond Flying Squirrels on the 23rd. Tanaka gave up 10 runs (all earned), including a 3-run homer in the 1st, over 2.2 innings of work. Tanaka is now 4-11 on the year. Final line: 19 BF, 2.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.