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8/1/2010: Hisanori Takahashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Aug.02, 2010 @ 4:14 am, under MLB

Games from the 31st:

Twins 4 - Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout looking, strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, single to left.

Ichiro closed out the month of July with a career low .246 batting average and apparently told reporters that he didn't even want to think about.

Rangers 2 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-4: single to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, strikeout looking.

Red Sox 5 - Tigers 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 4 runs over 6 innings of work.  He did not factor into the final decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 28 BF, 8 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.

Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 9th, with the Red Sox trailing 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief for the victory and improved to 4-3 on the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Mets 5 - Diamondbacks 4
Hisanori Takahashi started the game and gave up just 1 run over 6 innings of work.  He did not factor into the final decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 7 H, 10 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Rockies 6 - Cubs 5
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game in the 8th as a pinch-hitter and struck out.  He did not return to the game on defense.

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Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on the 31st.  He started at short and batted second.

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Ryohei Tanaka entered the game in the 6th and gave up a run over 2 innings of work against the double-A New Britain Rock Cats on the 31st.  He did not factor into the final decision.  Final line: 8 BF, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.