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6/3/2012: Takashi Saito, Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui

by on Jun.03, 2012 @ 6:26 pm, under MLB

Games from June 2:

Seattle Mariners 10 - Chicago White Sox 8
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-6: solo homer (2) to right, solo homer (3) to right, line out to third, ground out to third, ground out to short, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Jesus Montero in the top of the 12th; he came around to score one out later on a double to center by John Jaso.  Kawasaki remained in the game as DH. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the bottom of the 12th, with the Mariners up 10-8, and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his second save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 18-10 NP-S, 4 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Baltimore Orioles 2 - Tampa Bay Rays 1
Hideki Matsui (TBR) started in left and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, ground out to second, pop out to short, ground out to second. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Detroit Tigers 4 - New York Yankees 3
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and allowed two runs over seven innings of work.  Final line: 7 IP, 86-53 NP-S, 27 BF, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in left and batted second.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, strikeout looking, reaches on throwing error (E5), single to left. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

LA Angels 3 - Texas Rangers 2
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and allowed three runs (two earned) over 6.1 innings.  He took the loss and is now 7-3.  Final line: 6.1 IP, 111-71 NP-S, 30 BF, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]

Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with the bases loaded and one out.  Uehara allowed on inherited runner to score on a sac fly to right before getting the final out of the inning.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 16-13 NP-S, 2 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi]

Lehigh Valley 5 - Pawtucket 4 (AAA)  First game of a doubleheader.
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the bottom of the 5th with runners on second and third and two out.  Tazawa got out of the inning on a fly out to right.  He struck out the side in the 6th before giving up a game-ending RBI single to Derrick Mitchell in the bottom of the 7th.  Tazawa took the loss and is 3-2.  Final line: 1.2 IP, 29-20 NP-S, 9 BF, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Rochester 3 - Columbus 0 (AAA)  First game of a doubleheader.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: pop out to second, fly out to right, double to right (run scored). [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Columbus 1 - Rochester 0 (AAA) Second game of a doubleheader.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-3: single to right, bunt single, fly out to left.

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Takashi Saito (ARI) gave up two runs on two hits over one inning of work during a minor league practice game on Saturday.  He threw a total 23 pitches.  Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2012, Nikkan Sports 6/3/2012

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Tsuyoshi Wada (BAL) met with the team on Saturday in St. Petersburg to provide them with an update on his progress.  Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2012