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3/2/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Mar.02, 2011 @ 11:51 am, under MLB

Exhibition games from 3/1:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Texas Rangers 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first (removed from the game on defense in the 6th).  He went 1-for-3: ground out to short, single to right, ground out to third.  Ichiro also had a stolen base and a run scored (both coming after his single to right in the 3rd inning).

Boston Red Sox 5 - Minnesota Twins 0
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at second and batted second (removed from the game on defense in the 7th).  He went 0-for-3: ground out to first, ground out to short, fly out to center.

Chicago Cubs 3 - SF Giants 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: fly out left, fly out to left, single to left.

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Hideki Matsui spent time hitting over 100 baseballs on the 1st -- 36 during BP against a live arm and 104 soft-tosses (27 while batting from the right).  He is scheduled to play on the 2nd (exhibition game against Cleveland Indians).

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Daisuke Matsuzaka will next pitch during an exhibition game on the 5th against the Florida Marlins.  Matsuzaka also reportedly woke up with a swollen right eye (just above the eye) on the 1st.  It appears he's ok though.

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Koji Uehara worked out for about an hour on the 1st and kept things light (fielding practice, running).

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Hisanori Takahashi faced four batters during BP on the 1st and threw 40 pitches.  He's currently scheduled to pitch during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox on the 4th.

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Kazuki Nishijima and Kazuya Takano left for the US on Tuesday.