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8/23/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Koji Uehara

by on Aug.23, 2011 @ 3:42 pm, under MLB

Games from the 22nd:

Seattle Mariners 3 - Cleveland Indians 2
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-5: lead-off solo homer to right, strikeout looking, infield single (caught stealing second), single to left, strikeout (foul tip).  Ichiro also extended his hitting streak to 5 games and notched his 43rd lead-off homer of his NPB + MLB career, which is good for a 1st place tie on the All-time NPB list with Yutaka Fukumoto (and 35th of his MLB career, good for a 6th place tie on the All-time MLB list).

Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted fifth. He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, fly out to right, fly out to left, fly out to center.

Texas Rangers 4 - Boston Red Sox 0
Koji Uehara entered the game in the top of the 7th with runners on first and third, 2 out, and the Rangers up 4-0.  He retired the one batter he faced to get out of the inning unscathed.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 2-2 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 8 - Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (Game 1 of doubleheader)
Takashi Saito entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Brewers up 2-0, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 14-9 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Philadelphia Phillies 10 - New York Mets 0
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 4th with the bases loaded, 2 outs, and the Mets down 6-0.  Igarashi allowed 2 of the 3 inherited runners to score on a single to center before getting a ground out to end the inning.  He then tossed a shutout 5th and allowed 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th on a 2-run homer to Hunter Pence.  Final line: 2.1 IP, 11 BF, 31-22 NP-S, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR.