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5/7/2012: Hideki Matsui, Yu Darvish, Junichi Tazawa

by on May.07, 2012 @ 3:32 pm, under MLB

Games from May 6:

Seattle Mariners 5 - Minnesota Twins 2
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted third.  He went 0-for-2: ground out to first, walk, fly out to center, walk. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Detroit Tigers 3 - Chicago White Sox 1
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brent Morel in the top of the 9th inning and walked. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

San Francisco Giants 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Manny Parra in the top of the 9th inning and grounded out to first.  He did not remain in the game after the inning. [Nikkan Sports]

Cleveland Indians 4 - Texas Rangers 2
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings of work.  Darvish took the loss and is now 4-1 on the year.  Final line: 6 IP, 112-63 NP-S, 28 BF, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 11 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the 8th inning, with the Rangers down 4-2, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 15-10 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Pawtucket 7 - Scranton/WB 5 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and gave up two runs (both earned) over two innings of work.  Final line: 2 IP, 42-25 NP-S, 11 BF, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Sanspo]

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Hideki Matsui (TBR) is scheduled to play a minor league practice game agaisnt the Minnesota Twins on May 9.

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There is still no timetable on Takashi Saito's (ARI) return.  He did start throwing off flat ground at the Scottsdale, AZ facilities, but his right calf is still at only about sixty percent.