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8/20/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Aug.20, 2011 @ 3:10 pm, under MLB

Games from the 19th:

Tampa Bay Rays 3 - Seattle Mariners 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: pop out to catcher in foul territory, ground out to first, infield single, single to left.  This was Ichiro's 45th multi-hit game of the year.  With 39 games left to play, Ichiro needs 64 hits to reach 200.

Oakland A's 2 - Toronto Blue Jays 0
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to first, strikeout swinging, single to center, pop out to short.  Matsui has now hit safely in 5 straight and also recorded his 2,600th career NPB (1,390) + MLB (1,210) hit.

Detroit Tigers 4 - Cleveland Indians 1
Kosuke Fukudome started in center and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, ground out to short, strikeout swinging, pop out to second.

New York Yankees 8 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to third, line out to center, line out to left.

Texas Rangers 7 - Chicago White Sox 4
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with runners on first and second, 1 out, and the game tied at 4. Tateyama got the final 2 outs of the inning and tossed an additional 2 shutout out innings for the win.  He is now 2-0. Final line: 2.2 IP, 9 BF, 35-21 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 - Colorado Rockies 2
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 2 runs over 6 innings of work.  Kuroda got the win and improved to 9-14.  Final line: 6 IP, 25 BF, 98-62 NP-S, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 6 - New York Mets 1
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Mets down 6-1, and faced the minimum 3 batters to get out of the inning. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 14-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 7 - Columbus Clippers 1
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 8th, with Pawtucket up 7-1, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 13-9 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.