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6/25/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.25, 2011 @ 2:44 pm, under MLB

Games from the 24th:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Florida Marlins 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: pop out to short, ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to first.  Ichiro's hitting streak also came to an end at 11.

Philadelphia Phillies 1 - Oakland A's 0
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-3: walk, strikeout swinging, double (11) to left, line out to right.

Chicago Cubs 6 - Kansas City Royals 4
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: fly out to right, strikeout swinging, ground out to third, single to center, reaches on fielding error (E4) and RBI (broke 4-4 tie).

Milwaukee Brewers 4 - Minnesota Twins 3
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout on foul tip, ground out to the pitcher, strikeout swinging, strikeout looking.

Baltimore Orioles 5 - Cincinnati Reds 4
Koji Uehara entered the game in the top of the 10th, with the game tied at 4, and tossed 2 shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 31-22 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

LA Angles 8 - LA Dodgers 3
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Angels up 5-3, and tossed 2 shutout innings in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 6 BF, 24-18 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 12 - Indianapolis Indians 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and tossed 2 shutout innings.  Final line: 2 IP, 6 BF, 21-16 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Buffalo Bisons 4 - Norfolk Tides 2
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 8th and tossed 2 shutout innings for his 3rd save of the year.  Final line: 2 IP, 8 BF, 38-25 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka traveled from Boston to Fort Myers, Florida on the 23rd for his rehab.  Matsuzaka is expected to spend the next three months in Florida for his rehab.

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The latest on Takashi Saito, from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Right-hander Takashi Saito needed only 11 pitches to complete a perfect inning Thursday night for Class AAA Nashville in the latest chapter of his injury rehabilitation.

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"He didn't really throw enough pitches so we had him go down to the bullpen afterward and throw some more, but it went well," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's scheduled to pitch again Sunday and he might pitch again Tuesday. And then we'll see where we are" in terms of returning Saito to the active roster.