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7/3/2012: Hideki Matsui, Norichika Aoki, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jul.03, 2012 @ 5:23 pm, under MLB

Games from July 2:

Seattle Mariners 6 - Baltimore Orioles [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to second, strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, walk (run scored).

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at second and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-3: sac bunt, reaches on fielding E4, single to left (run scored), strikeout swinging. [Nikkan Sports]

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and allowed three runs (all earned) over five innings of work.  He did not get the decision.  Final line: 5 IP, 71-39 NP-S, 20 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 4 - New York Yankees 3
Hideki Matsui (TBR) started in right and batted fourth.  He was replaced by a pinch-hitter before his first at bat in the bottom of the 2nd inning because of an injured leg (cramp, soreness in his left hamstring). [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Oakland A's 6 - Boston Red Sox 1
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and gave up five runs (all earned) over an inning of work.  He took the loss and is 0-3 on the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 28-16 NP-S, 9 BF, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR. [Sponichi, Sponichi, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 6 - Miami Marlins 5
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Cesar Izturis in the bottom of the 8th and hit an RBI bunt single.  Aoki took over in right in the top of the 9th.  He extended his hitting streak to nine games. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Lehigh Valley 5 - Scranton/WB 4 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on second and one out.  Igarashi allowed the inherited runner to score on a double to Ryan Howard before getting out of the inning on a ground out to first.  He faced five batters in the bottom of the 9th and left the game with the bases loaded and two out.  Final line: 1.1 IP, 27-15 NP-S, 8 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP. [Nikkan Sports]

Pawtucket 2 - Rochester 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, line out to short, strikeout swinging, pop out to third. [Nikkan Sports]

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Takashi Saito (ARI) will be heading back to Phoenix to focus on his rehab (right shoulder inflammation).  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2012