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7/1/2012: Norichika Aoki, Yoshinori Tateyama, Hiroki Kuroda

by on Jul.01, 2012 @ 10:12 pm, under MLB

Games from June 30:

Seattle Mariners 3 - Boston Red Sox 2 [Sponichi, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: fly out to center, fly out to right, single to left (stole second; run scored), single to center, GIDP. [Nikkan Sports]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth.  He went 1-for-3: ground out to the pitcher, ground out to first, single to right, walk. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Detroit Tigers 6 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Hideki Matsui (TBR) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Jose Lobaton in the bottom of the 9th and flied out to right. [Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports]

New York Yankees 4 - Chicago White Sox 0
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and tossed seven shutout innings.  He got the win and is now 8-7.  Final line: 7 IP, 109-78 NP-S, 25 BF, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Texas Rangers 7 - Oakland A's 2
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) entered the game in the top 6th with a runner on second, one out, and the Rangers up 6-2.  Tateyama struck out two batters to end the 6th and retired the first two batters in the top of the 7th before the next call to the bullpen. Final line: 1.1 IP, 18-12 NP-S, 4 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 10 - Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: pop out to third in foul territory, ground out to second, fly out to center, ground out to third, infield single.  Aoki has hit safely in seven straight. [Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports]

Scranton/WB 6 - Rochester 4 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to short, ground out to short, single to left. [Nikkan Sports]

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Hideki Matsui (TBR) took fielding practice at first (while using a first baseman's mitt for the first time) during pre-game workouts on Saturday.  Source: Sponichi 7/1/2012

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Takashi Saito's (ARI) batting practice outing was cut short on Saturday.  After throwing seventeen pitches, Saito started touching his upper right arm and told the coaches something was not right.  The team will wait to see how he is feeling on Sunday before making any decisions on what steps to take next.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/2012