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5/29/2011: Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara, Hisanori Takahashi

by on May.29, 2011 @ 3:00 pm, under MLB

Games from the 29th:

Seattle Mariners 5 - New York Yankees 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-6: ground out to short, ground out to second, ground out to short (steals second), line out to left, line out to left, ground out to short.  This was the 8th time in Ichiro's career that he went 0-for-6 in a game, and the first since 8/13/2008.

Oakland A's 4 - Baltimore Orioles 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, fly out to center, reaches on E1, strikeout swinging.

Koji Uehara entered the game in the 8th, with the Orioles down 3-2, and gave up a solo homer to the first batter he faced before retiring the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 23-15 NP-S, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR.

Minnesota Twins 1 - LA Angels 0
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 10th, with the score tied at 0, and faced 2 batters before being yanked: strikeout looking, single to center.  Takahashi ended up with the loss after the runner he left on base came around to score.  Takahashi is now 1-1 on the year.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 10-5 NP-S, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Texas Rangers 10 - Kansas City Royals 1
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the 7th, with the Rangers up 7-0, and allowed a run (unearned) over 3 innings of work. Tateyama also recorded his first save of his MLB career. Final line: 3 IP, 12 BF, 37-26 NP-S, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Pittsburgh Pirates 10 - Chicago Cubs 0
Kosuke Fukudome entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 6th and grounded out to short.  He did not return to the game after the at bat.

Florida Marlins 6 - Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and allowed 5 runs (all earned) over 5.1 innings of work for the loss.  He is now 5-5 on the year.  Final line: 5.1 IP, 25 BF, 83-50 NP-S, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in his first rehab game on the 28th (extended spring training game against the Boston Red Sox) and started at short and batted lead-off; he was removed after 5 innings.  He went 2-for-3 with an RBI: single to center, RBI infield single, ground out to short.