Games from April 15:
Seattle Mariners 5 - Oakland A's 3
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third. He went 2-for-4: single to left, ground out to short, RBI double to right, ground out to the pitcher. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Detroit Tigers 5 - Chicago White Sox 2
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) started in right and batted seventh. He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, ground out to first, line out to third, ground out to first. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]
New York Yankees 11 - LA Angels 5
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a runner on second, two out, and the Angels down 5-1. Takahashi retired Raul Ibanez on two pitches to get out of the inning, but surrendered a three-run homer to Derek Jeter in the bottom of the 4th. He left in the bottom of the 5th with a runner on third and two out. Final line: 2 IP, 50-34 NP-S, 10 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi]
Atlanta Braves 7 - Milwaukee Brewers 4
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Manny Parra in the top of the 8th and flied out to left. He remained in the game and took over in center in the bottom of the inning. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Round Rock 11 - Iowa 10 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the top of the 12th with runners on first and third and retired Ty Wright to get out of the inning without allowing any runs to score. He also retired the side in order in the 13th. Final line: 1.1 IP, 10-7 NP-S, 4 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. Tateyama got the victory and is now 1-0. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Lehigh Valley 3 - Rochester 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second. He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, strikeout (foul tip), ground out to short, fly out to left. [Sanspo, Nikkan Sports]
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.
Norichika Aoki (MIL) on sliding head-first into first on Sunday, via Sponichi: "It just happened. It was a close play and my emotions got the better of me."