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6/23/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.23, 2011 @ 2:38 pm, under MLB

Games from the 22nd:

Washington Nationals 2 - Seattle Marines 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: pop out to pitch on bunt attempt, fly out to center, infield single, strikeout swinging.  Ichiro has now hit safely in 10 straight.

New York Mets 3 - Oakland A's 2 (13 innings)
Hideki Matsui started in right and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: walk, strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, strikeout looking, walk, strikeout swinging.

Chicago White Sox 4 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: fly out to center, ground out to second, double to left (run scored), infield single, strikeout swinging.

San Francisco Giants 5 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, ground out to short, reaches on a fielding error (E6) and RBI, line out to center.

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 Baltimore Orioles 4
Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Orioles down 5-4, and struck out the side.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 13-10 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

LA Angels 6 - Florida Marlins 5 (10 innings)
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th (with a runner on first, no out, and the Angels up 4-3) and retired the two batters he faced. Final line: 0.2 IP, 2 BF, 10-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Nikkan Sports brings up this Fox Sports article in their latest Hiroki Kuroda update:

Many of the Dodgers’ potential chips are injured or coming off injuries. Perhaps their best chip, right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, possesses a full no-trade clause.

Kuroda, 36, would appeal to the Rockies and other teams in need of starting pitching, but he turned down better offers to re-sign with the Dodgers for one year and $12 million. He is comfortable in Los Angeles, and only would waive his no-trade clause if he received some form of compensation, a source said.