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7/17/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.17, 2012 @ 3:34 pm, under MLB

Games from July 16:

Seattle Mariners 9 - Kansas City Royals 4 [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second.  He went 2-for-5: single to center (run scored), fly out to center, RBI triple to right, ground out to third, pop out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA)  entered the game as a defensive replacement at short in the bottom of the 2nd.  He went 1-for-2: walk (run scored), ground out to short, single to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Cleveland Indians 3 - Tampa Bay Rays 2
Hideki Matsui (TBP) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Sean Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th and struck out looking to end the game. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Detroit Tigers 8 - LA Angels 6
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Angels up 5-4, and was yanked after facing just one batter -- he allowed a single to Quintin Berry.  Final line: 0.0 IP, 2-2, 1 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

St. Louis Cardinals 3 - Milwaukee Brewers 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-3: pop out to third in foul territory, fly out to left, ground out to second, walk (run scored). [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Scranton/WB 14 - Charlotte 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started in right and batted sixth.  He went 3-for-5: strikeout looking, infield single, strikeout looking, single to left, RBI single to right. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Nashville 3 - Round Rock 1 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 9-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Norfolk 11 - Rochester 4 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted seventh.  He went 3-for-4: single to left, double to left, ground out to second, single to right.  He also committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 2nd. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Norichika Aoki (MIL) participated in an autograph session on Monday -- 378 fans lined up for his signature.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2012

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Nikkan Sports notes that Yoshihiro Doi is currently a pitcher / pitching coach for the Na Koa Ikaika Maui (his main job is as a pitching coach).