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8/4/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Aug.04, 2011 @ 3:10 pm, under MLB

Games from the 3rd:

Seattle Mariners 7 - Oakland A's 4
Ichiro Suzuki was the starting DH and batted first.  He went 3-for-5: fly out to left, single to right, single to left (run scored), strikeout looking, infield single (run scored).

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third. He went 1-for-3: fly out to center, ground out to second, walk, single to right (run scored).  Matsui has now hit safely in 12 straight games.

Boston Red Sox 4 - Cleveland Indians 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth. He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, ground out to second, fly out to center, fly out to right.

Minnesota Twins 11 - LA Angels 4
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout looking, ground out to short, ground out to second, infield single.

Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the top of the 5th, with the bases loaded, 1 out, and the score tied at 4.  Takahashi could not get out of the inning unscathed and gave up a homer (end result a grand slam) to the first batter he faced.  He then retired the side in order in the 6th and surrendered another homer in the 7th before being pulled in the top of the 8th.  Final line: 2.2 IP, 12 BF, 42-29 NP-S, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR.

Detroit Tigers 5 - Texas Rangers 4
Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Rangers down 4-3, and gave up a run (solo homer) over an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 21-15 NP-S, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR.