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7/28/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Jul.28, 2011 @ 2:52 pm, under MLB

Games from the 27th:

Seattle Mariners 9 - New York Yankees 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 4-for-5: fly out to left, single to left (steals second, run scored), single to left (steals third), double to center (run scored), single to center.  The Mariners snapped a 17-game losing streak and Ichiro recorded his second 4-hit game of the year.

Oakland A's 13 - Tampa Bay Rays 4
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 3-for-5: lines out to left, RBI double to center, 3-run homer to right, RBI single to center, fly out to left.

Minnesota Twins 7 - Texas Rangers 2
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, ground out to short, ground out to short, fly out to left.

Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the top of the 9th, with runners on second and third, 2 out, and the Twins up 7-1.  Tateyama walks the first batter he faced to load the bases, but struck out Jason Repko looking to get out of the inning without allowing a run to score.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 13-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewer 2 - Chicago Cubs 0
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, single to center.

Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 7th, with a runner on first, 2 out, and the Brewers up 2-0.  Saito faced (and retired) just one batter.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 2-1 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Colorado Rockies 3 - Los Angeles 1
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and took the loss despite giving up just 1 run over 6 innings of work.  He is now 6-13.  Final line: 6 IP, 27 BF, 112-67 NP-S, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR.

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The Detroit Tigers were pushing for Hiroki Kuroda, but according to a tweet by Sports Illustratred's Jon Heyman, it seems like he'll veto the trade:

#tigers have pushed for kuroda. but 1 source said he doubted he'd OK move from LA to detroit. #tradedeadline

ESPN's Andrew Marchand reports that Kuroda could ok a trade to the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox:

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda would consider waiving his no-trade clause if he were traded to the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the situation.