Games from June 14:
San Diego Padres 6 - Seattle Mariners 2 [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first. He went 1-for-5: ground out to second, line out to left, line out to second, single to center, pop out to short.
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth. He went 0-for-4: pop out to short, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, pop out to short.
Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the top of the 6th with runners on second and third, one out, and the Mariners down 4-0. Iwakuma faced just one batter (RBI single to right) before getting the hook. Final line: 0.0 IP, 2-2 NP-S, 1 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
New York Mets 9 - Tampa Bay Rays 6
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fourth. Matsui was replaced by a pinch-runner after his walk in the bottom of the 9th. He went 2-for-4: single to center (advance to second on fielding E8; run scored), strikeout swinging, single to center, ground out to first, walk. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Arizona Diamondbacks 11 - Texas Rangers 3
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Rangers down 9-3, and gave up two runs (two run homer) over an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 19-12 NP-S, 5 BF, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Kansas City Royals 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in left and batted first. He went 1-for-3: single to right, HBP (caught stealing second), line out to center (double play), ground out to the pitcher. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Reno 4 - Tucson 1 (AAA)
Takashi Saito (REN) entered the game in the top of the 8th surrendered three consecutive hits (solo homer to left, single to center, single to left) after striking out the first batter he faced. Saito topped out at 148km/h. Final line: 0.1 IP, 15-10 NP-S, 4 BF, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Syracuse 10 - Scranton/WB 0 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the top of the 9th and gave up a run (solo homer) over an inning of work. Final line: 1 IP, 17-11 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Rochester 8 - Louisville 6 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 2-for-4: line out to center, single to left, single to left (run scored), walk (run scored), ground out to short. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Texas Rangers relief pitcher Koji Uehara will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right lat muscle.
The latissimus dorsi is the muscle that surrounds the rib cage and extends to the arm pit. Uehara said he sustained the injury when he was pitching to Pablo Sandoval in the second game of the Rangers' series against the San Francisco Giants.
... Uehara said the MRI showed a minor tear and that it should not keep him off the field long. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels reiterated that the injury was not that severe.
"My guess is a no-throw for two weeks," Daniels said. "It’s dependent on when he’s completely pain free and there is no discomfort."
It's no surprise that Joe Torre would like to have one more chance to manage Derek Jeter in next year's World Baseball Classic, but the former Yankees skipper said that he wouldn't have a problem reuniting with Alex Rodriguez, either.
Torre was officially announced as Team USA's new manager Thursday. He takes over for current Nationals skipper Davey Johnson.