Games from the 6th:
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth. He went 0-for-3: walk, ground out to short, strikeout swinging, ground out to short.
Tampa Bay Rays 12 - Minnesota Twins 5
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth. He went 3-for-3: walk, single to left (run scored), single to left, single to right. This was Nishioka's first 3-hit game in the Majors.
Detroit Tigers 5 - LA Angels 4
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the top of the 6th with 1 out and the Angels up 3-2. Takahashi walked the first batter he faced, but retired the next two in a row to get out of the inning. He then allowed a run to score in the top of the 7th and left the game with a runner on first and 1 out. Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 24-14 NP-S, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. Takahashi was saddled with his 3rd blown save and a loss (2-2).
Texas Rangers 13 - Baltimore Orioles 5
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the Rangers up 12-3, and allowed 2 runs in an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 7 BF, 20-14 NP-S, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.
New York Mets 5 - Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 4 runs over 6 innings of work for his 10th loss of the season (6-10). Final line: 6 IP, 27 BF, 93-60 NP-S, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.