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6/19/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Jun.19, 2011 @ 4:04 pm, under MLB

Games from the 18th:

Philadelphia Phillies 5 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to third, reaches on fielder's choice, infield single, ground out to third, strikeout swinging.

Oakland A's 4 - San Francisco Giants 2
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 2-for-4: single to right, foul out to third, 2-run single to right, fly out to left.

Minnesota Twins 1 - San Diego Padres 0
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-2: ground out to short, strikeout looking, HBP (caught trying to steal second).

New York Yankees 4 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to short, strikeout looking, walk, ground out to short.

New York Mets 6 - LA Angels 1
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 5th (after Dan Haren allowed three runs to score) and faced four batters to get out of the inning without allowing a run.  He also retired the side in order in the bottom of the 6th.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 25-27 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

Texas Rangers 5 - Atlanta Braves 4
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 7th (with 1 out and the Rangers up 4-3) and struck out the first 2 batters he faced to end the inning.  He faced one more batter in the 8th (foul tip strikeout) before he was replaced by Darren Oliver.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 20-12 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 8 - Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 9th, with Pawtucket up 8-1, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 15-9 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Binghamton Mets 7 - Trenton Thunder 4
Kei Igawa started the game and allowed 4 runs (all earned) over 5 innings of work.  He did not get the decision.  Final line: 5 IP, 24 BF, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 1 HBP, 3 SO, 2 HR.