Games from the 2nd:
Count down to 200: 28 games remaining, 27 more hits needed.
Red Sox 6 - Orioles 4
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up 4 runs over 5.2 innings of work for the win. Matsuzaka is now 9-4 on the year. Final line: 5.2 IP, 24 BF, 6 H, 6 SO, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER.
Matsuzaka also topped out at 96mph (about 154km/h).
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th with 2 outs and the Red Sox up 6-4 and retired the one batter he was brought in to face. Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Mets 4 - Braves 2
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th, with the Mets up 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his 3rd save of the year. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.
Kei Igawa started a triple-A game against the Buffalo Bisons on the 2nd and tossed 6.1 innings of shutout ball for his 3rd win of the year. Igawa is now 3-4. Final line: 94-65 NP-S, 25 BF, 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.
Kazuo Matsui went 1-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a strikeout against the triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on the 2nd. Matsui started at second and batted first.
Akinori Iwamura went 2-for-3 with 2 walks, a double, 2 runs scored, and a strikeout against the triple-A Louisville Bats on the 2nd. Iwamura started at third and batted second.
Kento Tsujimoto tossed a shutout inning in relief (9th inning) against the Orange County Flyers on the 1st. Final line: 3 BF, 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.