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8/24/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Hideki Matsui

by on Aug.24, 2011 @ 2:24 pm, under MLB

Games from the 23rd:

Cleveland Indians 7 - Seattle Mariners 5 (Game 1 Doubleheader)
Ichiro Suzuki was the starting DH and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: ground out to first, line out to right, RBI single to right (run scored), intentional walk, intentional walk.

Kosuke Fukudome started in center and batted fifth.  He went 3-for-4: RBI double to center, double to right (run scored), single to center (run scored), ground out to the pitcher.

Seattle Mariners 12 - Cleveland Indians 7 (Game 2 Doubleheader)
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: line out to second, ground out to short (run scored), intentional walk (run scored), single to left (steals second), single to right, ground out to the pitcher.

Kosuke Fukudome started in center and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-5: solo homer to right, ground out to first, single to center (run scored), strikeout looking, ground out to second.

Oakland A's 6 - New York Yankees 5
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted third.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, line out to left, fly out to right, strikeout swinging.

Philadelphia Phillies 9 - New York Mets 4
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with he Mets down 9-1, and faced just two batters: double and ground out to first.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 2 BF, 7-5 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

Boston Red Sox 11 - Texas Rangers 5
Yoshinori Tateyama entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Rangers down 11-4, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 9-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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New Hampshire Fisher Cats 9 - Trenton Thunder 1
Kei Igawa entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on first, 2 out and the Thunder down 7-1.  Igawa retired the first batter he faced to get out of the inning without allowing a run.  He then went on to toss a shutout 7th before leaving the game in the 8th with runners on first and second with 1 out.  Final line: 1.2 IP, 8 BF, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.

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A couple of updates on Tsuyoshi Nishioka.  A snip from an MLB.com article:

Nishioka will miss his second consecutive start after experiencing back spasms prior to Saturday's game.

"He was out there taking some ground balls, I think he went to throw the ball and felt something in his back. He got a little twinge in there. He should be fine," Gardenhire said.

The StarTribune:

Tsuyoshi Nishioka hasn't been in the lineup since Friday because of a sore lower back, oblique issue. He has been available off the bench and is expected to go through a full pregame workout Wednesday.

And from the Associated Press:

Twins shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka was available off the bench after missing three games with pain in his lower back and oblique area. Nishioka hit in the cage and took grounders before the game without any issues.