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9/16/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Sep.16, 2010 @ 2:36 pm, under MLB

Games from the 15th:

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

Count down to 200: 16 games remaining, 11 more hits needed.  He also needs only 3 more hits for 3,500 NPB + MLB hits.

Hideki Okajima entered the game in the 8th, with the Red Sox up 5-1, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 2 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Angels 7 - Indians 0
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-3: walk, RBI triple to center, stirkeout swinging, ground out to second.

The triple Matsui hit was his first since 4/28/2009.

Royals 6 - Athletics 3
Akinori Iwamura started at third and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, fly out to  right, fly out to right, ground out to second.

Mets 8 - Pirates 7
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 9th, with the Mets up 8-6, and gave up a lead-off homer to start the inning before retiring the next three batters in order for his 7th save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 1 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Nationals 4 - Braves 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 7th, with the Braves down 2 runs, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.