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8/14/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Ryota Igarashi, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Aug.14, 2010 @ 3:21 pm, under MLB

Games from the 13th:

Mariners 3 - Indians 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: infield single (SB), single to center, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging.

Ichiro is 1 hit away from 150 on the season.  He also struck out three times for the fourth time this season.

Orioles 5 - Rays 0
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 7th with the Braves up 7-0 and tossed two shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Cardinals 6 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to first, walk, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to third.

Braves 1 - Dodgers 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up a run (on a solo homer in the 7th) over 7 innings of work and took the loss.  Kuroda is now 8-11 on the year.  Final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 4 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

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Ryota Igarashi was sent back to the minors on the 13th.  Igarashi seemed to understand the situation (a temporary solution while Francisco Rodriguez served his 2-game suspension) and told reporters that all he wanted to do was make sure he was ready to put up results the next time he was called up.

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Kazuo Matsui went 2-for-4 against the triple-A Memphis Redbirds on the 13th.  Matsui started at second and batted second.

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Akinori Iwamura entered the game in the bottom of the 7th as a pinch-hitter against the triple-A Syracuse Chief on the 13th and hit a single. Iwamura stayed in the game and took over at third in the top of the 8th.

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Kento Tsujimoto tossed a shutout inning in relief against the Yuma Scorpions on the 12th.  Tsujimoto entered the game in the 9th with Maui up 6-1.  Final line: 4 BF, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.