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8/16/2010: Fukudome collects his 1,500th NPB + MLB career hit

by on Aug.16, 2010 @ 2:28 pm, under MLB

Games from the 15th:

Indians 9 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: walk, ground out to short, line out to first, ground out to second.

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.

Cubs 9 - Cardinals 7
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to second, fly out to center, RBI double to left, ground out to second, fly out to left.

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.

Phillies 3 - Mets 1
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th with the Mets down 3-1 and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB (IBB), 0 R, 0 ER.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.