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9/9/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Okajima, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Sep.09, 2010 @ 2:10 pm, under MLB

Games from the 8th:

Athletics 4 - Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, single to center, double to right, fly out to left.

Ichiro has hit safely in 10 straight games.

Count down to 200: 22 games remaining, 17 more hits needed.  He also needs only 9 more hits for 3,500 NPB + MLB hits.

Angels 4 - Indians 3
Hideki Matsui almost got into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th, but was called back to the dugout when the Indians brought in a lefty from the pen.

Red Sox 11 - Rays 2
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 9th and tossed shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Okajime has not allowed a run in 6 straight appearances.

Yankees 3 - Orioles 2
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th, with the Orioles up 2-1, and surrendered a 1-out 2-run homer for his first loss and blown save of the season.  Uehara is now 1-1 on the year.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER.

Mets 3 - Nationals 2
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his 5th save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Takahashi has not allowed a run in 10 straight appearances.