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6/10/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.10, 2011 @ 2:27 pm, under MLB

Games from the 9th:

Detroit Tigers 4 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, strikeout swinging.  Ichiro has now been held hitless in his last three game (0-for-12).

Chicago White Sox 9 - Oakland A's 4
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-4: single to right, strikeout swinging, 2-run homer (4) to right, strikeout looking.

Chicago Cubs 4 - Philadelphia Phillies 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-5: fly out to center, ground out to second, line out to center, ground out to second, intentional walk, strikeout swinging.

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Daily Sports: Akinori Otsuka had TJ surgery on 1/9/2008.  He had three more surgeries after that in 2010.  Right now, he's a pitching coach for Samurai All Japan.  He also joined the team's pitching staff and is hoping to pitch in a game some time in July.

Otsuka got a call from Daisuke Matsuzaka for advice on TJ surgery and Otsuka told reporters the other day that he felt Matsuzaka would do just fine after going under the knife.

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The latest on Takashi Saito, from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Reliever Takashi Saito, who has missed most of the season, first with a hamstring and then an oblique strain, pitched a couple of simulated innings during an afternoon workout and was pronounced ready for a minor-league rehab assignment.

Roenicke said Saito will pitch an inning Sunday for Class A Wisconsin, then make two appearances for Class AAA Nashville. If all goes well, he should rejoin the Brewers in about a week and a half.

via Nikkan Sports