Games from the 23rd:
Rays 4 - Angels 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 1-for-4: strike out swinging (reached based on dropped third strike), 2-run double to center, strikeout swinging, fly out to center.
Count down to 200: 37 games remaining, 39 more hits needed.
Cubs 9 - Nationals 1
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game in the 3rd for Marlon Byrd, who was hit by a pitch and taken out of the game as a precaution. He went 2-for-4: single to right, ground out to second, RBI single to center, foul out to third.
This was Fukudome's 21st multi-hit game of the year.
Hideki Okajima lasted just 0.1 innings against the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on the 23rd and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits (including a 2-run homer). Final line: 16-13 NP-S, 5 BF, 0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-5 with a run scored and a strikeout against the triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on the 23rd. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Akinori Iwamura was used as a pinch-hitter (for the pitcher) against the triple-A Louisville Bats on the 23rd. Iwamura entered the game in the 8th and struck out looking.
Kento Tsujimoto tossed 1.1 innings of relief (6th with a runner on first two outs and the 7th) against the Orange County Flyers on the 22nd and gave up 2 runs (both earned). Final line: 8 BF, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.