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4/29/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Yu Darvish

by on Apr.29, 2012 @ 12:30 pm, under MLB

Games from April 28:

Toronto Blue Jays 7 - Seattle Mariners 0 [Nikkan Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 2-for-4: infield single, ground out to second, single to center, ground out to short. [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game in the top of the 9th as a pinch-hitter for Kyle Seager and walked.

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th inning, with the Mariners down 3-0, and gave up a four runs (grand slam) over one inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 22-14 NP-S, 7 BF, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Boston Red Sox 1 - Chicago White Sox 0
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Tyler Flowers in the bottom of the 9th inning and grounded out to the pitcher. [Nikkan Sports]

Texas Rangers 7 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the top of the 9th inning, with the Rangers up 7-2, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 7-6 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

St. Louis Cardinals 7 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jose Veras in the top of the 9th inning and hit a single to right. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 10 - Oakland A's 1
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and gave up a run (solo homer to Jonny Gomes in the top of the 6th) over seven innings of work.  Final line: 7 IP, 107-66 NP-S, 29 BF, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Oklahoma City 11 - Round Round 5 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th inning and tossed two shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 2 IP, 16-10 NP-S, 7 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Portland 9 - Reading 1 (AA)
Daisuke Matsuzaka (POR) started the game and gave up a run (earned) on three hits over 4.2 innings of work.  He also topped out at 93mph (~150km/h).  Final line: 4.2 IP, 74-44 NP-S, 17 BF, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Yu Darvish (TEX) threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on Saturday.  Darvish will be making his next start on five days of rest (May 30 vs Toronto) for the first time since joining the Texas Rangers.

And a TV commercial featuring Darvish and Mike Napoli will air during the Texas-Toronto game on Fox Sports Southwest.