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8/26/2011: Hideki Matsui, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Aug.26, 2011 @ 2:26 pm, under MLB

Games from the 25th:

New York Yankees 22 - Oakland A's 9
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batting third.  He went 2-for-4: sac fly to center, single to right (run scored), ground out to second, double to center, fly out to right.

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New Britain Rock Cats 11 - Trenton Thunder 8
Kei Igawa entered the game in the top of the 7th, with Trenton down 9-2, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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An update on Tsuyoshi Nishioka, from MLB.com:

Twins shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka was held out of the starting lineup for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday because of back spasms...

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Nishioka, who did serve as a pinch-runner in Sunday's game, could make his return on Friday against the Tigers.

"Nishi feels a lot better and is available for the game," Twins trainer Rick McWane said. "He wants to play [on Friday], but we'll see how he is. But he's definitely making progress."