Games from August 2:
Texas Rangers 15 - LA Angels 9
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on second and third and two out. Takahashi allowed both inherited runners to score (ground-rule double by Josh Hamilton) before striking Adrian Beltre out to end the inning. He allowed three more runners to cross the the plate in the bottom of the 8th. Final line: 1.1 IP, 44-29 NP-S, 10 BF, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Rochester 4 - Toledo 1 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 1-for-5: fly out to left, RBI infield single, fly out to center, ground out to first, strikeout (foul tip). [Nikkan Sports]
Daisuke Matsuzaka's (BOS) next rehab start is scheduled for August 5 (pitch limit will be set at about seventy-five pitches). He threw thirty-four pitches in the bullpen on Thursday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012
Hisashi Iwakuma's (SEA) next start will come against the New York Yankees on August 5. He is scheduled to toss about forty pitches in a bullpen session on Friday (Thursday was a travel day). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012
Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will be against the Boston Red Sox on August 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012
The Arizona Diamondbacks -- Derrick Hall (President, CEO), Kevin Towers (Executive VP, GM), Luis Gonzalez (Special Assistant to President & CEO) -- were at the Yakult-Hanshin at Koshien on Thursday. The Texas Rangers were also at the game.
The Diamondbacks will be checking out the Yomiuri-Yokohama game at Yokohama on Sunday and the Seibu-Lotte game at QVC Marine on Tuesday. They are visiting Ishinomaki, Miyagi today.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/3/2012
Dinners Club presents MLB Roadshow 2012 will be visiting Miyagi, Fukushima, and Iwate on August 4, 11, and 18. Source: Sponichi 8/3/2012