Games from the 30th:
LA Angels 13 - Seattle Mariners 6
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first. He went: 1-for-5: fly out to left, ground out to first, GIDP, 2-run single to right, fly out to left. Ichiro now needs 46 hits in 28 games to reach 200 and has hit safely in 13 straight games.
Cleveland Indians 6 - Oakland A's 2
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted third. He went 2-for-4: single to right, single to left, ground out to second, ground out to short. This was Matsui's 29th multi-hit game of the season.
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second. He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, 2-run double (25) to right, strikeout looking, ground out to short.
Los Angeles Dodgers 8 - San Diego Padres 5
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 4 runs over 7 innings of work. He also picked up his 11th victory of the year (11-14). Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 110-71 NP-S, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR.
Florida Marlins 6 - New York Mets 0
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 7th (runners on first and second, 1 out, and the Mets down 4-0) and allowed one of two inherited runners to scores before getting out of the inning. He also tossed a shutout 8th. Final line: 1.2 IP, 7 BF, 25-18 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.
The SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports that the Philadelphia Phillies might be interested in Hideki Matsui. A snip:
Hideki Matsui is a potential waiver-trade candidate, and at least the Phillies, a contender with a need for an extra bat, had a high-level talent evaluator at Cleveland on Monday.