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4/25/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara

by on Apr.25, 2011 @ 11:00 am, under MLB

From games on the 24th:

Oakland A's 5 - Seattle Mariners 2
Ichiro Suzuki was the starting DH and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: bunt single (steals second, run scored), ground out to second, single to left, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher.  This was Ichiro's 10th multi-hit game of the year.  That also gives him 701 multi-hit games in his career (215 where he's collected 3 or more hits).

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-3: RBI single to right, strike out (foul tip), walk, ground out to short, intentional walk.

NY Yankees 6 - Baltimore Orioles 3
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 7th, with the Orioles down 3-0, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 12-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Boston Red Sox 7 - LA Angels 0
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 6th, with a runner on first and the Orioles down 4-0, and gave up 2 runs (on a 2-run homer) over an inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 25-15 NP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.

LA Dodgers 7 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: double to right (run scored), ground out to first, ground out to second, infield single, line out to first.  Fukudome's first four at bats were against Hiroki Kuroda.

Hiroki Kuroda started the game for the Dodgers and and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) over 6.2 innings of work.  Final line: 6.2 IP, 29 BF, 94-63 NP-S, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR.  Kuroda got the win and improved to 3-2 on the year.

NY Mets 8 - Arizona Diamondbacks 4
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th, with 1 out, and recorded the last two outs of the game.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 3 BF, 14-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Takashi Saito it scheduled to pitch another round of situational BP (simulated game) on the 25th in order to check on how his shoulder and leg (left hamstring) are doing.  If there are no problems, he could return as early as the 26th.