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9/5/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Sep.05, 2011 @ 11:18 am, under MLB

Games from the 4th:

Oakland A's 8 - Seattle Mariners 5
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: strikeout swinging, ground out to first, RBI single to right (steals second), ground out to short, single to center.  Ichiro now needs 40 hits in 23 games for 200.

Hideki Matsui started in left and batted third.  He went 3-for-5: strikeout swinging, double (25) to center (run scored), double (26) to left (run scored), double (27) to right (run scored), ground out to first.  Matsui now has 492 career doubles (NPB + MLB).

Cleveland Indians 9 - Kansas City Royals 6
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-5: double (26) to right (run scored), ground out to first, ground out to the pitcher, strikeout swinging, ground out to first.

LA Angels 4 - Minnesota Twins 1
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted eighth.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to short, fly out to center, ground out to second.

Texas Rangers 11 - Boston Red Sox 4
Koji Uehara entered the game in the bottom of the 9th, with the Rangers up 11-4, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 14-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

Milwaukee Brewers 4 - Houston Astros 0
Takashi Saito entered the game in the bottom of the 9th, with the Brewers up 4-0, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 14-10 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

New York Mets 6 - Washington Nationals 3
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with the bases loaded, 2 out, and the Mets down 3-2, and needed just 2 pitches to get out of the inning.  He also picked up the win and improved to 3-1.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 1 BF, 2-1 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Pawtucket Red Sox 4 - Rochester Red Wings 3
Hideki Okajima entered the game in the top of the 7th and tossed 2 shutout innings for his 8th victory of the year (8-1).  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 26-18 NP-S, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.