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9/2/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Sep.02, 2011 @ 3:05 pm, under MLB

Games from the 1st:

LA Angels 4 - Seattle Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: ground out to second, RBI double to right (run scored), ground out to first, single to center.  Ichiro now needs 44 hits in 26 games for 200.  His double in the bottom of the 3rd was also his 488th double (NPB + MLB) of his career (good for a first place tie with Hideki Matsui).  And his single in the bottom of the 7th was also his 2,400th hit of his MLB career.

Oakland A's 7 - Cleveland Indians 0
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, fly out to left, strikeout swinging, sac fly to left, reaches on fielding error (E4).

Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-3: strikeout (foul tip), ground out to first, walk, single to right.

Texas Rangers 7 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Koji Uehara entered the game in the top of the 7th, with runners on first and second, no out, and the Rangers up 5-1, and retired the 2 batters he faced on strikeouts.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 2 BF, 9-7 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

St. Louis Cardinals 8 - Milwaukee Brewers 4
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 8th, with the Brewers down 8-3, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 9-8 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.