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8/1/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Aug.01, 2011 @ 9:40 am, under MLB

Games from the 31st:

Tampa Bay Rays 8 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, line out to left, fly out to right, strikeout swinging.

Oakland A's 7 - Minnesota Twins 3
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 1-for-3: line out to right, single to right (run scored), sac fly to left, pop out to third in foul territory.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, strikeout swinging, ground out to first, strikeout looking.

Kansas City Royals 5 - Cleveland Indians 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth.  He went 1-for-3: walk, ground out to short, double to right, strikeout looking.  Fukudome also committed a throwing error in the top of the 4th.

Toronto Blue Jays 7 - Texas Rangers 3
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 4th with runners on second and third, 2 out, and the Rangers down 7-0, and retired all four batters he faced.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 15-12 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Rangers down 7-0, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 8-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.  This was Uehara's first outing since being traded to the Rangers.

Detroit Tigers 3 - LA Angels 2
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with no one on, 2 out, and the Angels down 3-2, and retired all four batters he faced. Final line: 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 10-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Houston Astros 4
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 7th with runners on first and second, 2 out, and the Brewers up 4-3.  Saito walked the first batter he faced to load the bases, but got Jose Altuve to pop out to second to end the inning.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 12-6 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Washington Nationals 3 - New York Mets 2
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with runners on first and third, 1 out, and the Mets down 2-0.  Igarashi faced two batters and retired both on strikeouts.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 2 BF, 13-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

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Portland Sea Dogs 8 - Altoona Curve 5
Junichi Tazawa entered the game in the top of the 5th, with Portland up 6-3, and tossed 3 shutout innings for his 2nd win of the season (2-2).  Final line: 3 IP, 9 BF, 42-32 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR.