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8/15/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Aug.15, 2011 @ 1:46 pm, under MLB

Games from the 14th:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Boston Red Sox 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to left, reaches on force to short, infield single (run scored), single to right.

Texas Rangers 7 - Oakland A's 6
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 1-for-5: strikeout swinging, fly out to center, E4, RBI single to left, strikeout swinging.

Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 6th, with the game tied at 6, and retired the next four batters in a row -- he got the final out of the 6th and retired the side in order in the 7th. Final line: 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 16-13 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Toronto Blue Jays 5 - LA Angels 4 (10th inning)
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the bottom of the 10th with 1 out, runners on first and second, and the game tied at 4.  Takahashi retired the first batter he faced on an infield fly but then allow the walk-off run to score on a single to center.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 6-4 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Los Angeles Dodgers 7 - Houston Astros 0
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and tossed 7 shutout innings for his 8th victory of the year (8-14).  Final line: 7 IP, 25 BF, 106-69 NP-S, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 2 - Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (10th inning)
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 10th, with the scored tied at 1, and managed to get out of the inning without allowing a run to score despite loading the bases (E5 and two walks).  Saito ended up with the win and improved to 3-1 on the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 6 BF, 23-11 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 - New York Mets 3
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Mets down 4-3, and could not retire any of the four batters he faced -- he loaded the bases and then walked in a run before getting the hook.  Final line: 0.0 IP, 4 BF, 18-6 NP-S, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.