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8/10/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Yoshinori Tateyama, Hideki Matsui

by on Aug.10, 2011 @ 3:22 pm, under MLB

Games from the 9th:

Texas Rangers 7 - Seattle Mariners 6
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to short, ground out to third, fly out to center, single to left, fly out to left.

Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the top of the 3rd, with a runner on second, 2 out, and the Rangers down 6-3.  Tateyama retired the first batter he faced to get out of the inning and tossed an additional 2 shutout innings in relief.  Final line: 2.1 IP, 9 BF, 36-23 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Oakland A's 4 - Toronto Blue Jays 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, fly out to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to second.  Matsui's hitting streak ends at 15.

Cleveland Indians 3 - Detroit Tigers 2
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-5: ground out to short, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, strikeout looking, strikeout swinging, walk-off HBP.

Boston Red Sox 4 - Minnesota Twins 3
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, RBI double to right, ground out to short.

LA Angels 6 - New York Yankees 4
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with a runner on first, 2 out, and the game tied at 4.  Takahashi retired the one batter he faced to get out of the inning.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 6-3 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 5 - St. Louis Cardinals 3
Takashi Saito entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the game tied at 3, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 14-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.