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7/30/2012: Norichika Aoki, Wei-Ying Chen, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jul.30, 2012 @ 3:33 pm, under MLB

Games from July 29:

Boston Red Sox 3 - New York Yankees 2 [Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, pop out to short, infield single (stole second), line out to left.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and gave up two runs over eight innings of work.  Final line: 8 IP, 102-64 NP-S, 28 BF, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Washington Nationals 11 - Milwaukee Brewers 10
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to short, line out to left, HBP, sac bunt (RBI; reached on throwing E1), solo homer to right (6), strikeout swinging. [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Seattle Mariners 7 - Kansas City Royals 6
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 8th and later came around to score on a throwing E1.  He took over at second in the top of the 9th. [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Baltimore Orioles 6 - Oakland A's 1
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and allowed one unearned run over 5.2 innings of work.  He got the win and improved to 9-6.  Final line: 5.2 IP, 108-75 NP-S, 24 BF, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 12 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Pawtucket 4 - Scranton/WB 0 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started in left and batted sixth.  He went 0-for-3: fly out to center, fly out to right, pop out to third in foul territory. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Rochester 8 - Columbus 5 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-6: single to right, strikeout (foul tip), reaches on fielding E6 (run scored), infield single, ground out to short, pop out to third. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Salt Lake 13 - Las Vegas 6 (AAA)
Hisanori Takahashi (SAL) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 12-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Round Rock 8 - Memphis 5 (AAA) Game 2 Doubleheader
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th and gave up a run on solo homer to Mark Hamilton.  Final line: 1 IP, 16-10 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) will have a fifty-pitch limit for his Triple-A rehab start on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2012

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Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) returned to Seattle on Saturday after a quick trip back to Japan to see his sick father.  He three about twenty pitches in the bullpen on Sunday and is expected to make his start on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2012, Sanspo 7/30/2012

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Yu Darvish (TEX) threw forty-five pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.  He also had someone stand in the batter's box.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2012

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The Seattle Mariners had a scout checking all three of the Yokohama-Hanshin games at Koshien (8/27-8/29).  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/30/2012