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9/12/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Sep.12, 2010 @ 1:40 pm, under MLB

Games from the 11th:

Angels 7 - Mariners 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: strikeout swinging, fly out to right, strikeout swinging, 3-run homer, line out to third.

Ichiro has hit safely in 12 straight games.

Count down to 200: 20 games remaining, 15 more hits needed.  He also needs only 7 more hits for 3,500 NPB + MLB hits.

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-1: walk, solo homer, walk.  Matsui was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 7th.

Orioles 5 - Tigers 3
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th and retired the side in order for his 9th save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Red Sox 4 - Athletics 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th, with 2 out and the Red Sox down 4-2, and retired the one batter he faced.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Cubs 1 - Brewers 0
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to to second.

Fukudome does not have a hit in his last 11 trips to the plate.

Mets 4 - Phillies 3
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his 6th save of the season.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

The save was Takahashi's fourth in a row.

Braves 6 - Cardinals 3
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 10th and retired the side in order.  Saito was not involved in the final decision.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.