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6/27/2012: Yu Darvish, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Norichika Aoki

by on Jun.27, 2012 @ 3:23 pm, under MLB

Games from June 26:

Seattle Mariners 3 - Oakland A's 2
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) was the starting DH and batted first.  He went 2-for-3: fly out to center, single to center (run scored), single to left, intentional walk.  Ichiro extended his hitting streak to seven games. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Kansas City Royals 8 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to center, strikeout swinging, ground out to second (force), single to left. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Boston Red Sox 5 - Toronto Blue Jays 1
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and allowed a run over 5.2 innings of work.  Final line: 5.2 IP, 100-60 NP-S, 24 BF, 6 H,1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Cincinnati Reds 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.   Aoki moved over to center in the bottom of the 8th.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to the pitcher, pop out to second, ground out to first, RBI single to left (stole second). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Texas Rangers 7 - Detroit Tigers 5
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and allowed four runs over seven innings of work.  He got the win and improved to 10-4.  Final line: 7 IP, 113-72 NP-S, 27 BF, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP. [Sponichi, Sponichi, SponichiNikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Round Rock 3 - Iowa 1 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 14-10 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Scranton/WB 3 - Gwinnett 1 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the top of the 9th and tossed a shutout inning in relief for his second save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 15-11 NP-S, 5 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Lehigh Valley 10 - Rochester 3 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-5: RBI ground out to first, reaches on fielding E3, fly out to left, ground out to third, strikeout swinging (reaches on wild pitch). [Nikkan Sports]

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Kosuke Fukudome is waiting for offers at his home in Chicago.  He started working out (running, playing catch) at a local park near his home on June 23.  He plans to add batting practice into the mix soon.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2012

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's (BOS) next start will come against the Oakland A's on July 2.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2012

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Yu Darvish (TEX) won his tenth game of the season today and became the fifth Japanese pitcher to record ten or more victories in their first year in the Majors.  The other four: Hideo Nomo with thirteen victories in 1995, Kazuhisa Ishii with fourteen victories in 2002, Daisuke Matsuzaka with fifteen victories in 2007, and Hisanori Takahashi with ten victories in 2010.

Ishii won his first ten games in twelve games; Darvish recorded his tenth victory in fifteen games, second quickest for a Japanese pitcher.

Source: Sponichi 6/27/2012