Games on July 8:
Oakland A's 2 - Seattle Mariners 1
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second. He went 2-for-6: ground out to short (force), fly out to center, infield single, single to center, line out to left, ground out to first. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Texas Rangers 4 - Minnesota Twins 3
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) entered the game in the top of the 10th with no one on, one out, and the game tied at four. Tateyama walked the second batter he faced and then retired the next four in order before ending his night after the 11th. Final line: 1.2 IP, 21-15 NP-S, 6 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Houston stros 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 1-for-3: single to right, walk, ground out to first, walk (run scored), line out to the pitcher. Aoki extended his hitting streak to fifteen games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
LA Angels 6 - Baltimore Orioles 0
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and gave up five runs on five hits (including three homers) over four innings of work. Final line: 4 IP, 72-46 NP-S, 20 BF, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3 HR. [Nikkan Sports]
Pawtucket 4 - Syracuse 0 (AAA)
Junichi Tazawa (PAW) entered the game in the top of the 9th and struck out the side for his fourth save of the year. Final line: 1 IP, 13-11 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]
Lehigh Valley 7 - Rochester 1 (AAA) Game two doubleheader
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at short and batted first. He went 1-for-4: single to center, line out to second, strikeout swinging, ground out to second (force; run scored).
Rochester 1 - Lehigh Valley 0 (AAA) Game one doubleheader [Nikkan Sports]
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th as a pinch-runner for Rene Rivera. He took over at second in the top of the 8th.
Electronics retailed Yodobashi Camera has purchased ad space (three innings worth) behind home plate during the All-Star game. They are also thinking about buying some space during the World Series. Source: Sponichi 7/9/2012