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4/26/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Apr.26, 2012 @ 3:38 pm, under MLB

Games from April 25:

Seattle Mariners 9 - Detroit Tigers 1
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 3-for-5: single to center, fly out to center, single to center, double to left (run scored), line out to left.  This was Ichiro's first back-to-back three hit game since 2010 (May 13 and 14).  He is also the only player on Seattle that has played in all nineteen games so far. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Oakland A's 5 - Chicago White Sox 4
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) started in left and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-4: line out to third, ground out to third, RBI double to center (thrown out trying to score on failed squeeze attempt), strikeout swinging.  Fukudome was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 11th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Houston Astros 7 - Milwaukee Brewers 5
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Mike McClendon in the bottom of the 9th inning and grounded out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]


The latest on Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL), from MLB.com's Jeff Seidel:

The Orioles said on Wednesday that Tsuyoshi Wada is going to see Dr. Lewis Yocum for a second opinion on his left elbow.

Wada had an MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram), which showed some form of ligament damage. The O's are going to meet with Yocum to help decide on what form of treatment to take -- possibly surgery.

And from the Associated Press, via ESPN:

"There's some changes there from the original physical," manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday. "I think after Dr. Yocum sees him, they'll make a decision about what way to proceed."

Wada experienced elbow discomfort in February and was placed on the disabled list before the season.

"What he's having now is in a different place," Showalter said. "This is a different side of the elbow."

And from MASN's Roch Kubatko:

Tsuyoshi Wada will get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. Lewis Yocum in Calfornia. Yocum removed bone chips from Wada's elbow in 2007 and also did the Japanese pitcher's physical in December before he signed with the Orioles.