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7/23/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa, Norichika Aoki

by on Jul.23, 2012 @ 6:30 pm, under MLB

Games from July 22:

Seattle Mariners 2 - Tampa Bay Rays 1 [Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) started in right and batted second.  He went 0-for-4: reaches on FC (stole second and third; run scored), ground out to first, ground out to second, line out to short.  Ichiro made a nice leaping catch at the wall in right in the bottom of he 1st.  [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Hideki Matsui (TBR) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brooks Conrad in the bottom of the 9th and popped out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Toronto Blue Jays 15 - Boston Red Sox 7
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in top of the 5th with no one out, no one on (he entered the game after Jon Lester surrendered a two-run homer) and the Red Sox down 11-4.  He went on to toss three shutout innings in relief.  Final line: 3 IP, 45-32 NP-S, 10 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR.  This was Tazawa's third appearance in as many games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Cincinnati Reds 2 - Milwaukee Brewers 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-5: line out to left, double to left (run scored), ground out to second, double to right, ground out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports. Sponichi]

Scranton/WB 4 - Gwinnett 1 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on second and one out.  He intentionally walked then walked the first two batters he faced before retiring the next two on strikeouts to end the inning.  He also tossed a shutout 9th for the victory.  He is now 2-2. [Sponichi]

Rochester 5 - Durham 1 (AAA) First game of doubleheader [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: line out to right, single to left, fly out to right, reaches on fielding E5.

Durham 4 - Rochester 3 (AAA) Second game of double header
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-3: single to right (caught trying to steal second), RBI single to center, strikeout swinging, sac bunt.

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Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) tied Ken Griffey Jr's club record for intentional walks with his 172nd on Saturday.  Source: Sponichi 7/23/2012

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Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will come against the Chicago White Sox at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 27.  Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2012