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8/3/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Aug.03, 2011 @ 4:00 pm, under MLB

Games from the 2nd:

Seattle Mariners 4 - Oakland A's 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, line out to center, ground out to second, fly out to center.

Hideki Matsui started in left and batted third.  He went 3-for-4: double to center, fly out to left, single to center, single to center.  He also extended his hitting streak to 11 straight games.

Boston Red Sox 3 - Cleveland Indians 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth.  He went 1-for-4: single to center, strikeout looking, ground out to second, pop out to first.

LA Angels 5 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 1-for-4: line out to first, single to right, strikeout swinging, ground out to short.

Detroit Tigers 6 - Texas Rangers 5
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with the bases loaded, no out, and the Rangers down 3-2.  Tateyama surrendered a single to the first batter he faced that pushed 2 runs across the plate before getting Wilson Betemit to strikeout swinging and Austin Jackson to hit into a double play to get out of the inning.  Tateyama didn't allow any runs to score in his second inning of work.  Final line: 2 IP, 8 BF, 31-17 NP-S, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - San Diego Padres 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and tossed 7 shutout innings for his 7th victory of the year.  He is now 7-13.  Final line: 7 IP, 27 BF, 100-63 NP-S, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR.

St. Louis Cardinals 8 - Milwaukee Brewers 7
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 7th, with the Brewers up 7-6, and blew his 2nd save opportunity of the year by allowing a run to score over an inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 14-8, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 4 - Louisville Bats 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the score tied at 2, and allowed a run over 1.1 innings of work.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 6 BF, 28-20 NP-S, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

One comment on “8/3/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

  1. Carter

    I thought Matsui was done and god he’s proving me wrong. He’s absolutely amazing right now. Meanwhile, Ichiro … even as a fan he prevents runs for his team (watch the HL on MLB.tv, the Ichiro lookalike stole Dustin Ackley, it was hilarious)

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