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6/18/2012: Takashi Saito, Kosuke Fukudome, Norichika Aoki

by on Jun.18, 2012 @ 4:14 pm, under MLB

Games from June 17:

Seattle Mariners 2 - San Francisco Giants 1
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fl out to center, line out to short, fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher (force). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Jesus Montero in the bottom of the 9th and came around to score (from second) on Justin Smoak's single to left. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 3 - Miami Marlins 0
Hideki Matsui (TBR) started in left and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: single to right, lines into double play, GIDP, strikeout swinging. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Minnesota Twins 5 - Milwaukee Brewers 4 (fifteen innings)
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-7: fly out to left, ground out to second, double to right (run scored), walk, ground out to second, fly out to right, ground out to first, fly out to left.  On defense, he threw out a runner at home plate in the bottom of the 15th.  Aoki told reporters after the game that it was the first time he had eight plate appearances in a game. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 2 - Atlanta Braves 0
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and did not allow a run over seven innings of work.  He got the win and is now 7-2.  Final line: 7 IP, 101-70 NP-S, 25 BF, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi]

Rochester 7 - Louisville 4 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: double to right (run scored), ground out to first, ground out to first, fly out to left, fly out to left. [Nikkan Sports]

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Takashi Saito (ARI) was not available to pitch on Sunday because he was not feeling well (he was running a fever).  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2012, Arizona Republic 6/17/2012

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) threw forty-three pitches in the bullpen on Sunday in preparation of his next start on June 21.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2012

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The latest on Kosuke Fukudome (CWS), from CSNChicago's JJ Stankevitz:

Kosuke Fukudome is likely to head to Charlotte on Monday to begin a minor league rehab assignment, manager Robin Ventura said prior to Sunday's game in Los Angeles. Fukudome is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a rib cage injury suffered June 3 against Seattle.