Games from the 15th:
Rangers 7 - Red Sox 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 4 runs over 6 innings of work and took the loss. Matsuzaka is now 8-4 on the year. Final line: 6.2 IP, 28 BF, 7 H, 8 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 4 R, 4 ER.
Matsuzaka also notched his 500th MLB strikeout of his career with his 4th strikeout of the game in the 5th inning.
Fukudome also managed to collect his 1,500th NPB (1175) + MLB (325) career hit with his double in the 4th inning.
DYK: Fukudome's 1st hit and 1,000th hit were also doubles.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored against the triple-A Memphis Redbirds on the 15th. Matsui started at second and batted second.
Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-3 with a walk, a strikeout, and a run scored against the triple-A Syracuse Chiefs on the 15th. Iwamura started at third and batted second.
Ryota Igarashi tossed a shutout inning in relief (8th inning) against the triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on the 15th. Final line: 10 (4) NP (S), 3 BF, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.
Mac Suzuki started a game against the St. George Roadrunners on the 15th and gave up 2 runs over 6 innings of work. He was not involved in the final decision. Final line: 106 (63) NP (S), 25 BF, 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.
Kento Tsujimoto tossed a shutout inning (6th inning) in relief against the Yuma Scorpions on the 14th. Final line: 5 BF, 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.