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8/9/2010: Takashi Saito, Hisanori Takahashi, Ryota Igarashi

by on Aug.09, 2010 @ 1:56 pm, under MLB

Games from the 8th:

Mariners 3 - Royals 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, ground out to short, single to left, infield single.

Philllies 6 - Mets 5
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 5th with the Mets down 6-2 and tossed two shutout innings in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 8 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.