Games from the 8th:
Braves 6 - Giants 3
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 9th with the Braves up 6-3 and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his first save of the year. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Saito is the first 40-year-old pitcher to record a save in the Majors.
Kazuo Matsui went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts against the triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks on the 8th. Matsui started at second and batted second.
Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the triple-A Durham Bull on the 8th. Iwamura started at third and batted second.
Ryota Igarashi picked up his second triple-A save of the season against the Columbus Clippers on the 8th. Final line: 6 (4) NO (S), 2 BF, 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.