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6/21/2012: Yu Darvish, Hideki Matsui, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Jun.21, 2012 @ 3:35 pm, under MLB

Games from June 20:

Arizona Diamondbacks 14 - Seattle Mariners 10 [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: strikeout swinging, single to left (run scored), fly out to center, line out to short, strikeout (foul tip).

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at second and batted eighth.  Kawasaki was replaced on defense in the bottom of the 6th.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to short, GIDP, strikeout looking.

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th, with a runner on first, two out, and the Mariners down 12-6.  He gave up a two-run inside the park home run before getting the final out of the inning.  Iwakuma tossed a shutout 7th and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 18-14 NP-S, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Washington Nationals 3 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Hideki Matsui (TBR) started in right and batted fourth.  Matsui was replaced on defense in the bottom of the 8th.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, RBI single to right, strikeout swinging, GIDP. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 8 - Toronto Blue Jays 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a defensive replacement in left in the top of the 9th. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Texas Rangers 4 - San Diego Padres 2
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up two runs on five hits over eight innings of work.  He got the win and is now 9-4.  Final line: 8 IP, 122-81 NP-S, 30 BF, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO, 0 HR.  At the plate, Darvish also went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.  [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Columbus 5 - Charlotte 3 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (CHA) started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-5: fly out to center, single to center, fly out to left, ground out to second, strikeout looking. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Syracuse 6 - Pawtucket 5 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and retired the first two batters before allowing two runs and leaving with runners on first and second and two out.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 32-20 NP-S, 6 BF, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Louisville 5 - Scranton/WB 3 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 16-12 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Iowa 4 - Round Rock 1 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the top of the 9th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 8-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Rochester 7 - Durham 6 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: fly out to center, ground out to first, RBI infield single, strikeout swinging, double to center (run scored). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will be against the Detroit Tigers on June 26 (five days of rest).  Source: Sponichi 6/21/2012