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7/16/2012: Koji Uehara, Yu Darvish, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.16, 2012 @ 3:19 pm, under MLB

Games from July 15:

Texas Rangers 4 - Seattle Mariners 0 [Daily SportsDaily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to center, line out to first, walk, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and allowed four runs over seven innings of work.  He took the loss and is 1-2.  Final line: 5 IP, 85-52 NP-S, 23 BF, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]

Boston Red Sox 7 - Tampa Bay Rays 3
Hideki Matsui (TBR) was the starting DH and batted fifth.  He went 0-for-4: strikeout (foul tip), walk, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, fly out to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Red Sox up 7-3, and gave up two singles to the two batters he faced before leaving the game with a man on third and one out (the second batter was thrown out trying to get to second).  Final line: 0.1 IP, 6-3 NP-S, 2 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 4 - Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: double to right, strikeout swinging, ground out to short, ground out to first. [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, SponichiSponichi]

Rochester 8 - Toledo 7 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to center, walk, strikeout swinging, fly out to left, RBI single to center and came around to score on throwing error. [Nikkan Sports]

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The latest on Koji Uehara (TEX), from ESPN's Master Tesfatsion:

Rangers manager Ron Washington said there's a possibility relievers Alexi Ogando and Koji Uehara will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

... Uehara threw 24 pitches in an inning of work, giving up one hit and striking out a batter.

... Uehara is on the DL with a right lat muscle strain. Washington said he's cautious about Uehara's injury and if the reliever needs another rehab outing, it would be for Double-A Frisco.

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The latest on Yu Darvish (TEX), from Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley:

Right-hander Yu Darvish reported no problems with his left shin, struck by Dustin Ackley’s smash in the second inning of Saturday’s loss. Darvish feared upon impact that the bone had been broken, but he emerged with a bruise.

Darvish's next start could come against the LA Angels on July 21.  Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2012