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7/29/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisanori Takahashi

by on Jul.29, 2012 @ 1:57 pm, under MLB

Games from July 28:

Boston Red Sox 8 - New York Yankees 6
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-3: line out to short, single to left, ground out to first. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily SportsDaily Sports, Sponichi]

Arizona Diamondbacks 6 - New York Mets 3
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, one out, and the Diamondbacks up 6-3.  He retired both of the batters he faced and was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 9-6 NP-S, 2 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsDaily Sports, Sponichi]

Washington Nationals 4 - Milwaukee Brewers 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, infield single, line out to center, ground out to second.  Aoki also threw out a runner at home plate in the top of the 4th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

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Hideki Matsui (TBR) merchandise is still selling fairly well, without any discounts -- the team store at Tropicana Field is sold out while the store about thirty minutes away from the stadium still has a couple of t-shirts left.  Source: Sanspo 7/29/2012

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) is slated to make a rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

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The LA Angels optioned Hisanori Takahashi to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday to make room for Zack Greinke.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

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Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will likely come against the LA Angels on August 1.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

On Saturday, Darvish showed up at Rangers Ballpark with some staff, before the start of general workouts, and played some catch with his opponent squatting.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2012

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The Seattle Mariners once again had scouts at Saturday's Yokohama-Hanshin game.  Source: Sanspo 7/29/2012