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8/14/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Koji Uehara

by on Aug.14, 2011 @ 4:03 pm, under MLB

Games from the 13th:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Boston Red Sox 4
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: solo homer (2) to right, GIDP, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging. Ichiro also threw out Jacoby Ellsbury at home in the top of the 4th.

Texas Rangers 7 - Oakland A's 1
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 0-for-3: pop out to second, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, walk.

Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Rangers up 2-1, and got the final two outs of the inning.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 2 BF, 9-5 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Cleveland Indians 3 - Minnesota Twins 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in center and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-3: strikeout swinging, single to right (caught stealing second), sac bunt, single to left.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went : 1-for-3: single to center, ground out to third, strikeout swinging.  Nishioka also extended his hitting streak to 9 games.

Milwaukee Brewers 1 - Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 6th, with the Brewers up 1-0, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 10-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Gwinnett Braves 4 - Pawtucket Red Sox 2
Junichi Tazawa entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with runners on first and third, 1 out, and Pawtucket down 3-1.  Tazawa allowed one of the inherited runners to score before getting out of the 6th.  He then tossed a shutout 7th before leaving with runners on first and third and 2 out in the bottom of the 8th.  Final line: 2.1 IP, 10 BF, 46-31 NP-S, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

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ESPN's Buster Olney tweets that Hideki Matsui cleared waivers:

Hideki Matsui is among those who has cleared waivers. He's been hitting well lately, and keep in mind, he's making $4.25 m this year.