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10/1/2010: Hideki Matsui, Ichiro Suzuki, Ryota Igarashi

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 5:57 pm, under MLB

Games from the 30th:

Athletics 8 - Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: single to left, ground out to the pitcher, fly out to center, E6, infield single.

Ichiro now has 210 hits on the year.

Rangers 3 - Angels 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted sixth. He went 1-for-4: single to right, fly out to center, ground out to second, ground out to first.

Matsui is now 4 hits away from his 2,500th NPB + MLB career hit.

Brewers 9 - Mets 2
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 7th, with the Mets down 4-1, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Kosuke Fukudome was held out of the game on the 30th with discomfort in his left knee.  Fukudome apparently hurt the knee while stealing third the day before.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka will likely start his last game of the season on 10/1 (vs Yankees).  Matsuzaka returned to Boston on the 30th, ahead of the rest of the team in order to prepare for the start.

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Hiroki Kuroda told reporters he's open to playing anywhere, Japan or the US.

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The Athletics have shown interest in Hideki Matsui.