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8/1/2012: Hisanori Takahashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.01, 2012 @ 3:12 pm, under MLB

Games from July 31:

Baltimore Orioles 11 - New York Yankees 5
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-4: reaches on force fielding E1 and RBI, ground out to first, single to center, fly out to center. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily SportsDaily Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 10 - Houston Astros 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: single to center (stole third; run scored), GIDP, ground out to first, fly out to left, walk (run scored). [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Rochester 10 - Columbus 8 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first.  He went 2-for-6: ground out to second, double to center (run scored), pop out to first in foul territory, sac bunt, fly out to center, pop out to second, RBI single to right.  Nishioka also committed a fielding error (9) in the bottom of the 7th. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

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Hisanori Takahashi was recalled. From MLB.com's Spencer Fordin:

The Angels shuffled their bullpen Tuesday, placing left-handed reliever Scott Downs on the 15-day disabled list and recalling Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place. Downs is suffering from a strained left shoulder that he suffered in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are in Japan to check out Kyuji Fujikawa and Hiroyuki Nakajima.  From the NY Times' Ken Belson:

In their week in Japan, Towers and Hall, along with Mack Hayashi, the team's director of Pacific Rim Operations, will meet the commissioner of Japan's pro league, Nippon Professional Baseball, see three games and meet front office personnel from the Hanshin Tigers, the Yomiuri Giants, the Seibu Lions and other teams.

Towers will also watch Kyuji Fujikawa, Hanshin's closer, and Hiroyuki Nakajima, Seibu's shortstop, two players he thinks have the potential to play in the major leagues next season. Afterward, they will visit Sendai — Saito’s hometown — to hold a baseball clinic and visit areas damaged by an earthquake and tsunami last year.