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3/8/2012: Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Mar.08, 2012 @ 12:29 pm, under MLB

Exhibition games from March 7:

Tampa Bay Rays 4 - New York Yankees 0
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and allowed three runs on three hits over two innings of work.  Final line: 2 IP, 9 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]

Boston Red Sox 3 - Toronto Blue Jays 3
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the 6th inning with the score tied at three and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 6 - Minnesota Twins 0
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to left, fly out to center, ground out to second.  Nishioka was replaced on defense in the 5th inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and tossed two shutout innings.  Final line: 2 IP, 7 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 10 - Chicago White Sox 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started the game in center and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to left, RBI triple to right-center, single to right (run scored), ground out to short, walk.  Aoki was replaced on defense in the 7th. [Nikkan Sports]

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Takashi Saito tossed a bullpen session on Wednesday in preparation for his outing against the Seattle Mariners on March 10.  Saito threw about thirty pitches, mostly fastballs.

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Koji Uehara faced ten batters, threw forty-one pitches, and allowed three could-be hits during his batting practice outing on Tuesday.

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Hisashi Iwakuma tossed a personal camp high sixty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.  Iwakuma's next outing will likely be against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 10.

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Tsuyoshi Wada threw twety-seven pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday and told reporters his elbow felt fine and that he felt like throwing more.

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Kimiyasu Kudo visited the Texas Rangers' facilities in Surprise, AZ on Wednesday and met Koji Uehara, Yoshinori Tateyama, and Yu Darvish.