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6/25/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Hideki Matsui

by on Jun.25, 2012 @ 3:23 pm, under MLB

Games from June 24:

San Diego Padres 2 - Seattle Mariners 0
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to right, single to right, walk, ground out to second (force). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 7 - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (first game of doubleheader)
Hideki Matsui (TBR) started in left and batted fourth.  Matsui was replaced by a pinch-runner after his walk in the top of the 8th.  He went 1-for-3: fly out to left, single to center, strikeout swinging, walk. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Chicago White Sox 1 - Milwaukee Brewers 0
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to first, double to right (thrown out trying to extend to triple), line out to short, ground out to second, walk. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Louisville 2 - Pawtucket 0 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the top of the 8th with the bases loaded and two out. Tazawa did not allow a run over 1.1 innings of work.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 24-16 NP-S, 6 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Scranton/WB 4 - Indianapolis 0 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 9th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 13-9 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Charlotte 6 - Rochester 0 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-3: single to center, fly out to right, ground out to short.  Nishioka was one of two players to collect a hit during the game. [Nikkan Sports]

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Yu Darvish (TEX) threw thirty-nine pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.  Source: Sponichi 6/25/2012

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The Texas Rangers set a new franchise record for sellouts in a single season.  From ESPN's Clint Foster:

The Texas Rangers had their 22nd sellout crowd of the season Sunday, breaking the team record for sellouts in a single season. 45,407 Rangers fans were in attendance at the Ballpark in Arlington to watch the Rangers play the Colorado Rockies and break the previous record of 21 sellouts set in 1994.

The Rangers average attendance going into Sunday's game was 43,738, second only to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rangers also reached 1.5 million in attendance 35 home games into the season, four games sooner than in 1994.