Games from June 15:
San Francisco Giants 4 - Seattle Mariners 2 [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: ground out to short, pop out to second, fly out to center, RBI ground out to the pitcher (force).
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Casper Wells in the bottom of the 8th. Kawasaki remained in the game and took over at short in the top of the 9th.
Tampa Bay Rays 11 - Miami Marlins 0
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fourth. He went 0-for-5: strikeout looking, ground out to second, fly out to center, fly out to left, fly out to center. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Chicago Cubs 3 - Boston Red Sox 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and gave up three runs over six innings of work. He took the loss and is 0-2. Final line: 6 IP, 93-62 NP-S, 26 BF, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Minnesota Twins 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to second, fly out to left, ground out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Texas Rangers 6 - Houston Astros 2
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up two runs over eight innings of work. He got the victory and improved to 8-4. Final line: 8 IP, 110-76 NP-S, 31 BF, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Rochester 4 - Louisville 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 1-for-4: single to center (stole second), line out to left, ground out to first, strikeout swinging, walk. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
The latest on Takashi Saito (ARI) from the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro:
Right-hander Takashi Saito (calf) was scheduled to throw again for Reno. Gibson said he wants Saito to prove he can be healthy and effective before they activate him from the disabled list. "I don't want to make a move on my team right now and then have him come up here and pitch a game or two and get hurt," Gibson said.
Kosuke Fukudome (CWS) took early batting practice on Friday and told reporters that he was still a little worried about his right oblique. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012
Yoshihiro Doi joined the Na Koa Ikaika Maui pitcher/coach. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2012