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4/26/2011: Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Apr.26, 2011 @ 2:35 pm, under MLB

From games on the 25th:

LA Angels 5 - Oakland A's 0
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 2-for-4: double to left, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, single to right.  This was Matsui's 7th multi-hit game of the year.

Colorado Rockies 5 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 5-for-5: single to left (run scored), single to right, single to left, single to center, single to left.  Fukudome has now hit safely in 8 straight, including consecutive multi-hit games in his last 5.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels 9 - Trenton Thunder 5
Naoya Okamoto entered the game in the 6th and gave up 2 runs (both earned) over 1.1 innings of work. Final line: 1.1 IP, 9 BF, 39-21 NP-S, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR.

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Ryan Braun won National League's Player of the Week Award (4/18 - 4/24) on the 25th, but Kosuke Fukudome was also under consideration with his .526 batting average and .591 OBP.