Games from August 4:
Seattle Mariners 1 - New York Yankees 0 [Sponichi, Daily Sports, Daily Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted eighth. He went 1-for-3: single to right, line out to third, ground out to short. Ichiro has hit safely in eleven straight. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) started the game and gave up a run over 6.1 innings of work. He took the loss and is 10-8 on the year. Final line: 6.1 IP, 103-63 NP-S, 27 BF, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a pinch-runner for Brendan Ryan in the top of the 7th. He took over at short in the bottom of the 7th and flied out to center during his at bat in the top of the 9th. [Nikkan Sports]
St. Louis Cardinals 6 - Milwaukee Brewers 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Livan Hernandez and hit a single to right, but was thrown out trying to get to second. Aoki did not remain in the game after the inning. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Baltimore Orioles 4 - Tampa Bay Rays 0
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and tossed seven shutout innings for his tenth win of the year (10-6). Final line: 7 IP, 100-73 NP-S, 26 BF, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Scranton/WB 9 - Indianapolis 8 (AAA) [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted eighth. He went 0-for-4: fly out to center, ground out to first, fly out to center, RBI ground out to short (force), intentional walk.
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game with runners on second and third and two out in the top of the 8th and allowed both inherited runners to score before getting out of the inning. He followed that up with a shutout 9th and a one-run 10th for his third win of the year (3-3). Final line: 2.1 IP, 30-17 NP-S, 11 BF, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.
Rochester 6 - Toledo 0 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 0-for-4: fly out to right, line out to second, line out to right, fly out to left. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
On Hiroki Kuroda's (NYY) thirty-one consecutive scoreless innings in daytime starts, via the NY Post's Dan Martin:
Mike Carp's RBI single to right ended Kuroda's streak of 31 scoreless innings in daytime starts since joining the Yankees this year.
Kuroda's was the longest such span since Greg Maddux began 1998 with 32 shutout innings in the afternoon for the Braves.
Yu Darvish (TEX) threw forty pitches in the bullpen on Saturday in preparation for his next start on Monday (vs Boston). Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2012