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4/27/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Hideki Okajima

by on Apr.27, 2011 @ 8:35 pm, under MLB

Games from the 26th:

Seattle Mariners 7 - Detroit Tigers 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to short, fly out to center (double play), RBI single to center (run scored), fly out to left, ground out to third.

LA Angels 8 - Oakland A's
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out the pitcher, single to right, grounds out to short, ground out to short.

Balitmoe Orioles 4 - Boston Red Sox 1
Hideki Okajima retired the one batter he faced (last out of the 7th with runners on second and third).  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 1-0 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Colorado Rockies 4 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 7th (he took over in right in the bottom half of the inning) and went 0-for-2: ground out to first, ground out to first.

New York Mets 6 - Washington Nationals 4
Ryota Igarashi retired the one batter he faced (last out of the 5th with runners on second and third).  Final Line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 4-3 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Oklahoma City RedHawks 9 - Round Rock Express 3
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the 8th and tossed 2 shutout innings.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 25-19 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Junichi Tazawa tossed 4 shutout innings in a minor league exhibition game.  He also allowed 2 hits, walked none, and struck out 3.

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Four Japanese players are on the All-Star Game 2011 ballot this season: listed as outfielders are Ichiro Suzuki and Kosuke Fukudome; listed as a DH is Hideki Matsui; and listed at second is Tsuyoshi Nishioka.