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9/14/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Akinori Iwamura, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Sep.14, 2010 @ 7:31 pm, under MLB

Games from the 13th:

Red Sox 5 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to right, ground out to second, fly out to center, strikeout looking.

Ichiro's hitting streak came to an end at 13 games.

Count down to 200: 18 games remaining, 14 more hits needed.  He also needs only 6 more hits for 3,500 NPB + MLB hits.

Athletics 3 - Royals 1
Akinori Iwamura started at third and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-2: walk, walk, strikeout looking, ground out to second.

Orioles 4 - Blue Jays 3
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th, with the score tied at 3, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Cubs 5 - Cardinals 1
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the 4th inning and went 1-for-2 at the plate: ground out to second, RBI single to center.

Mets 1 - Pirates 0
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th, with the score tied 0-0, and tossed 2-shutout innings in relief for his 9th victory of the year.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 1 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.


The A's signed Akinori Iwamura and added him to their active roster on the 13th.  Iwamura becomes the A's first Japanese position player.


Daisuke Matsuzaka turned 30 on the 13th.