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9/10/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kosuke Fukudome

by on Sep.10, 2011 @ 2:54 pm, under MLB

Games from the 9th:

Seattle Mariners 7 - Kansas City Royals 3
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 4-for-5: single to left, solo homer (5) to right, RBI single to center (steals second), ground out to second, infield single (steals second).  Ichiro now needs 33 hits in 18 games for 200.

Texas Rangers 13 - Oakland A's 4
Hideki Matsui started in left and batted third.  He went 2-for-3: walk (run scored), single to center, ground out to short, 2-run homer (12) to right.

Cleveland Indians 8 - Chicago White Sox 4
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: fly out to center, single to right, fly out to right, 2-run single to right, strikeout swinging.

Detroit Tigers 8 - Minnesota Twins 4
Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at short and batted ninth.  He went 1-for-3: walk, ground out to first, bunt single, ground out to second.

Philadelphia Phillies 5 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Takashi Saito entered the game in the top of the 7th, with runners on first and second, 1 out, and the Brewers down 4-0, and allowed one inherited runner to score on 2 hits before getting out of the inning on a strikeout.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 13-8 NP-S, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3 - Pawtucket Red Sox 2
Hideki Okajima was called on to get the final out of the bottom in the 5th (runners on first and second with Pawtucket down 2-1) and went on to retire the side in order in the 6th.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 4 BF, 17-12 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Junichi Tazawa followed Okajima and entered the game in the bottom of the 6th (Pawtucket still down 2-0).  Tazawa retired the side in order in the 6th and struck out the first two batters he faced in the 7th before getting replaced by Randy Williams.  Final line: 1.2 IP, 5 BF, 20-13 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.