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6/26/2012: Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Jun.26, 2012 @ 4:17 pm, under MLB

Games from June 25:

Oakland A's 1 - Seattle Mariners 0 [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, single to center, ground out to short, ground out to short.  Ichiro extended his hitting streak to six games. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a defensive replacement at short in the top of the 9th.

Kansas City Royals 8 - Tampa Bay Rays 0
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4: GIDP, ground out to first, pop out to short, fly out to right. [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

New York Yankees 7 - Cleveland Indians 1
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and allowed one run on five hits over seven innings of work.  He got the win and is 7-7.  Final line: 7 IP, 103-67 NP-S, 28 BF, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Cincinnati Reds 3 - Milwaukee Brewers 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: walk, bunt ground out to first, solo homer to right to lead off 6th, fly out to center.  Aoki also executed a double play in the bottom of the 1st: line out to right, Drews Stubbs (CIN) doubled off first. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Rochester 4 - Charlotte 2 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to the catcher, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging (reached on passed ball), pop out to short. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) played catch for about thirty minutes on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2012

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Yu Darvish (TEX) attended a meeting and then played catch for about fifteen minutes on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2012