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6/27/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Jun.27, 2011 @ 3:03 pm, under MLB

Games from the 26th:

Seattle Mariners 2 - Florida Marlins 1 (10 innings)
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: single to right, fly out to center, single to left, strikeout swinging, pop out to third.

Philadelphia Phillies 3 - Oakland A's 1
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to first.

Kansas City Royals 6 - Chicago Cubs 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout (foul tip), walk, pop out to short, strikeout looking, GIDP.

Milwaukee Brewers 6 - Minnesota Twins 2
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted seventh.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to center, fly out to right, single to center, single to short.

Baltimore Orioles 7 - Cincinnati Reds 5
Koji Uehara entered the game in the game in the top of the 8th, with Baltimore up 7-4, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 15-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

New York Mets 8 - Texas Rangers 5
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the top of the 7th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 12-10 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

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Durham Bulls 11 - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 3
Kei Igawa started the game and gave up 3 runs over 6 innings of work.  He did not get the decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 25 BF, 94-52 NP-S, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR.

Nashville Sounds 9 - New Orleans Zephyrs 2
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 8th, with Nashville down 9-2, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 8-5 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Hiroki Kuroda told reporters that he was disappointed in losing another game yesterday and that while he had a lot of things he wanted to say, he was just going to suck it.  Kuroda has 4 losses to go along with a 2.12 ERA in five June starts.

Kuroda also donated US$50,000 to the ThinkCure organization.

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Daisuke Matsuzaka is thinking of up picking up photography to help fill in the downtime during his comeback from TJ surgery (he first thought about learning how to play the guitar, but gave up when he realized it was a bad choice because of the condition of his elbow).  He's also think about learning more English and reading books.

On the 26th, Matsuzaka moved into long-term housing in Fort Myers on the 26th (he was staying at a hotel since his arrival on the 23rd) and transferred his drivers license.  Since his family will also come in to visit him from Boston, he also plans on picking up a child car seat.

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Kei Igawa was promoted to Triple-A Scranton on the 25th.