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7/21/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.21, 2012 @ 3:06 pm, under MLB

Games from July 20:

Tampa Bay Rays 4 - Seattle Mariners 3
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second.  He went 1-for-6: triple to center (run scored), bunt pops out to catcher in foul territory, strikeout (foul tip), ground out to short, ground out to third, ground out to short. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsSponichi]

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and gave up two runs over six innings of work.  He was not involved in the final decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 93-63 NP-S, 24 BF, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR. [Daily Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsSponichi]

Hideki Matsui (TBR) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Luke Scott in the bottom of the 10th and remained in the game as the DH.  He went 0-for-2: fly out to left, strikeout swinging. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsSponichi]

Toronto Blue Jays 6 - Boston Red Sox 1
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the 9th with runners on first and second, one out, and the Red Sox down 6-0.  He got the first batter he faced to hit into an inning ending double play (fly out to right, runner doubled off second).  Final line: 0.2 IP, 2-2 NP-S, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports, Nikkan SportsNikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Cincinnati Reds 3 - Milwaukee Brewers 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout looking, fly out to left, strikeout swinging, RBI double to left. [Daily Sports, Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Scranton/WB 11 - Gwinnett 3 (AAA) (six innings, completed early)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started in left and batted sixth.  He went 2-for-4: RBI triple to center (run scored), single to center, pop out to short, ground out to first (force; run scored). [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]

Durham 7 - Rochester 4 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batter seventh.  He went 3-for-3: walk, single to center, HBP, double to left (run scored), single to left. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]