Games from June 7:
Milwaukee Brewers 4 - Chicago Cubs 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 3-for-5: line out to left, solo homer (2) to right, ground out to third, infield single (run scored), walk-off solo homer (3) to right. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Oakland A's 7 - Texas Rangers 1
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up six runs (all earned) over 5.1 innings of work. He took the loss and is now 7-4. Final line: 5.1 IP, 110-61 NP-S, 29 BF, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, NIkkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Rochester 2 - Norfolk 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 2-for-5: pop out to short, double to left, ground out to second, single to center, strikeout swinging, walk. [Nikkan Sports]
Hideki Matsui (TBR) took some grounders at first during pre-game practice on Thursday. Source: Sponichi 6/8/2012
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique. From the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen:
The White Sox called up outfielder Jordan Danks from AAA Charlotte to replace Kosuke Fukudome, who is headed to the disabled list with a strained right oblique, the team announced Thursday.
... After saying Fukudome's injury was in his back and then a ribcage issue, the team clarified it for the first time Thursday by identifying his right oblique as the problem area.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen on Thursday. Source: Sponichi 6/8/2012
The Yankees placed right-hander Freddy Garcia on the Major League bereavement list and called up right-hander Ryota Igarashi for Thursday's series finale against the Rays.
... "He's a guy that can give you up to 50 pitches, but he can also be a one-inning guy," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's kind of a power guy. He's going to get an opportunity over the next few days."
Igarashi was 1-2 with a 1.73 ERA in 22 appearances at the Triple-A level this year, three of which came in the Yankees' system for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 21 innings, he struck out 39 and walked six.