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9/8/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Sep.08, 2010 @ 3:31 pm, under MLB

Games from the 7th:

Mariners 7 - Athletics 5
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: ground out to second, RBI single to left, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to second, infield single.

Ichiro has hit safely in 9 straight games.

Count down to 200: 23 games remaining, 19 more hits needed.

Indians 6 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 2-for-4: strikeout swinging, fly out to left, single to right, single to center.

Rays 14 - Red Sox 5
Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game and gave up a season high 8 runs over 4.2 innings of work for the loss.  Matsuzaka is now 9-5 on the year.  Final line: 4.2 IP, 27 BF, 8 H, 4 SO, 4 BB, 8 R, 8 ER.

Astros 7 - Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started the game in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: double to left-center, single to center, walks, fly out to second, ground out to second.

This was Fukudome's 24th multi-hit game of the year.

Mets 4 - Nationals 1
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th and tossed a shutout inning for his 4th save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Kento Tsujimoto gave up an unearned run in 0.2 innings of work (entered the game in the top of the 9th with runners on first and second and 1 out) against the Orange County Flyers on the 6th and got the win in relief.

The game on the 6th marked the end of the regular season for the Maui Na Koa Ikaika.

Tsujimoto's final numbers:

W L ERA G GS ShO SV IP BF SO BB H
3 2 2.88 32 0 0 2 34.1 152 48 13 33