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9/12/2011: Ichiro Suzuki, Kosuke Fukudome, Koji Uehara

by on Sep.12, 2011 @ 10:35 am, under MLB

Games from the 11th:

Kansas City Royals 2 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, ground out to second, ground out to second, RBI double (28) to right.  Ichiro now needs 32 hits in 16 games for 200.

Cleveland Indians 7 - Chicago White Sox 3
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, pop out to third in foul territory, intentional walk, intentional walk, fly out to center.

Texas Rangers 8 - Oakland A's 1
Koji Uehara entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Rangers up 8-0, and gave up a solo homer to Eric Sogard over his one inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 5 BF, 21-17 NP-S, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR.

New York Yankees 6 - LA Angels 5
Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Angels down 6-5, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line:  1 IP, 4 BF, 18-9 NP-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.

San Francisco Giants 8 - Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up 3 runs over 4.2 innings of work.  Final line: 4.2 IP, 23 BF, 94-58 NP-S, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR.  Kuroda took the loss and dropped to 11-16.

Chicago Cubs 10 - New York Mets 6
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the top of the 11th, with the bases loaded, no out, and the Mets down 5-4, and proceeded to allow all three inherited runners, plus one of his own, to score on back-to-back doubles.  He did manage to retire the third batter he faced on a fly out to center, but that was it for him.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3 BF, 15-10 NP-S, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.

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Potomac Nationals 6 - Frederick Keys 1
Ryohei Tanaka started the game and tossed 6 shutout innings.  He did not get a decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 22 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR.

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MLB.com's Ken Gurnick notes that LA Dodgers GM Ned Colletti would like Hiroki Kuroda back next season:

He's also interested in bringing back starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, despite indications that Kuroda might want to return and play in Japan before retiring.

"If he wants to come back," said Colletti, "I'd love to entertain it."