Games from the 29th:
This was the second straight game that Ichiro was held hitless. He also did not speak to the media after the game.
Count down to 200: 32 games remaining, 35 more hits needed.
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th with runners on first and third and needed just one pitch to end the inning and pick up his 4th save of the year. Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Rays 5 - Red Sox 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 7th with 1 out and runners on first and second and the Red Sox up 4-3. Okajima struck out the first batter he faced, but then allowed one of the runners he inherited to score on an RBI single to center. A walk and a fly out later, he was finally out of the inning. Final line: 0.2 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Braves 7 - Marlins 6
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 9th with the Braves down 6-4 and tossed a shutout inning in relief. The Braves rallied for three runs (2-run homer and a walk-off solo homer) in the bottom of the inning to give Saito his 2nd victory of the year. Saito is now 2-3. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Kazuo Matsui went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored against the triple-A Salt Lake Bees on the 29th. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Akinori Iwamura went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and two RBI against the triple-A Columbus Clippers on the 29th. Iwamura started at third and batted second.
Ryohei Tanaka started a double-A game against the New Britain Rock Cats on the 29th and gave up 3 runs (one earned) over 5 innings of work for the victory. Tanaka is now 7-12 on the year. Final line: 23 BF, 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR.