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6/20/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki

by on Jun.20, 2012 @ 3:15 pm, under MLB

Games from June 19:

Seattle Mariners 12 - Arizona Diamondbacks 9 (ten innings) [Nikkan Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  Ichiro collected the 2,500th hit of his career in the top of the 1st inning Daniel Hudson.  He is the fourth quickest to the milestone at 1,817 games.  He went 4-for-5: single to center (caught stealing second), double to left (run scored), single to center (run scored), ground out to second, sac fly to right, RBI double to left. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsDaily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Justin Smoak in the top of the 10th inning and later came around to score on a single by Casper Wells.  Kawasaki remained in the game and took over at second.

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the bottom of the 5th, with the Mariners up 8-5, and could only retired two of the eight batters he faced.  He left the game with the bases loaded and two out.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 28-14 NP-S, 8 BF, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 1 WP. [Sponichi]

Tampa Bay Rays 5 - Washington Nationals 4
Hideki Matsui (TBR) entered the game in the top of the 8th as a pinch-hitter for David Price with runners on second and third and grounded out to first to end the inning.  He did not remain in the game. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Atlanta Braves 4 - New York Yankees 3
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and gave up four runs (all earned) over seven innings of work. Kuroda took the loss and is 6-7.  Final line: 7 IP, 97-61 NP-S, 29 BF, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP.  The Yankees' ten-game winning streak came to an end. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Toronto Blue Jays 10 - Milwaukee Brewers 9
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-5: strikeout swinging, fly out to center, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, ground out to first. [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Durham 8 - Rochester 2 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  Nishioka was replaced on defense in the top of the 8th.  He went 0-for-2: walk, ground out to second, pop out to first. [Nikkan Sports]

Columbus 13 - Charlotte 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (CHA) started in right and batted second.  Fukudome was replaced on defense in the top of the 8th.  He went 0-for-3: strikeout swinging, ground out to the pitcher, walk, strikeout swinging. [Nikkan Sports]