Games from June 6:
Seattle Mariners 8 - LA Angels 6
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first. He went 2-for-5: ground out to second, ground out to second, reached on fielding E6 (run scored), RBI single to left (run scored), solo homer (4) to right. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
New York Yankees 4 - Tampa Bay Rays 1
Hideki Matsui (NYY) was the starting DH and batted fifth. He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, fly out to center, fly out to left, fly out to right. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Milwaukee Brewers 8 - Chicago Cubs 0
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 3-for-4: single to center, double to center (run scored), double to right (run scored), intentional walk, ground out to short. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Baltimore Orioles 2 - Boston Red Sox 1
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and gave up one run (earned) over seven innings of work. He got the win and improved to 5-2. Final line: 7 IP, 100-69 NP-S, 28 BF, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Pawtucket 6 - Indianapolis 5 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the top of the 5th with the bases loaded and two out. Tazawa celebrated his twenty-sixth birthday. Final line: 1.1 IP, 37-23 NP-S, 6 BF, 3-0 IR-S, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Rochester 4 - Norfolk 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. 1-for-4: ground out to short, strikeout swinging, pop out to third in foul territory, RBI single to left. Nishioka also committed a fielding error (3) in the top of the 1st. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) told reporters that his right flank was at about forty percent. He also said that he would be able to play as soon as he was back at about eighty percent. Source: Sponichi 6/7/2012
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) will get Saturday's start against the Washington Nationals. From NESN's Didier Morais:
Nearly one year to the day of his Tommy John surgery –– June 10, 2011 –– the right-hander is scheduled to start for the Red Sox on Saturday against the Nationals, which falls on June 9, 2012.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced the plan on Wednesday. ...
After criticizing Matsuzaka's mechanics last month, Valentine has been pleased with the hurler's adjustments in recent outings.