Games from June 8:
Seattle Mariners 1 - LA Dodgers 0 [Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first. He went 3-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, single to left, single to center, infield single (stole second, run scored). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth. Kawasaki was replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. He went 0-for-3: ground out to second (force), ground out to short, strikeout looking. [Nikkan Sports]
New York Yankees 9 - New York Mets 1 [Daily Sports]
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and tossed seven shutout innings. He got the win and is now 5-6. Final line: 7 IP, 91-52 NP-S, 23 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Ryota Igarashi (NYY) entered the game in the top of the 9th and gave up a run over an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 27-17 NP-S, 6 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Milwaukee Brewers 9 - San Diego Padres 5
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right a/nd batted second. He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, walk, double to center (stole third, run scored), line out to left, strikeout swinging. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
The double was Aoki's 200th NPB (192) + MLB (8) double.
Reno 4 - Tucson 0 (AAA)
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 13-9 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.
Rochester 9 - Norfolk 6 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at short and batted first. He went 1-for-5: fly out to center, single to left (run scored), pop out to first in foul territory, pop out to third in foul territory, strikeout swinging. [Nikkan Sports]
Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will come against the Houston Astros on June 15 (seven days of rest). Source: Daily Sports 6/9/2012
After playing some catcher on Friday, Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) went over his pitches in the bullpen. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2012