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9/25/2010: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Takashi Saito

by on Sep.25, 2010 @ 7:29 pm, under MLB

Games from the 24th:

Rays 5 - Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: single to right, ground out to the pitcher, ground out to short, double to left, ground out to second.

White Sox 2 - Angels 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 0-for-2: line out to the pitcher, fly out to right, intentional walk.  Matsui was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 8th.

Rangers 10 - Athletics 3
Akinori Iwamura started at second and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-3: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, fly out to short, walk.

Cardinals 7 - Cubs 1
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game in the 4th on defense (he took over in right) and went 0-for-1: foul out to first, walk.

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Takashi Saito played some light catch for about 10 minutes on the 24th.  He'll continue to play catch moving forward depending on how his right shoulder is feeling.  No word on when his first bullpen session might be, but Saito did say it might not be until the team returns to Atlanta on the 27th.

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Kirin Beverages has decided that they will run a special commercial congratulating Ichiro on his tenth 200-hit season.