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8/6/2012: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.06, 2012 @ 9:46 pm, under MLB

Games from August 5:

New York Yankees 6 - Seattle Mariners 2 [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted seventh.  He went 1-for-3: ground out to second, fly out to center, HBP, double to right (deflected by center fielder).  Ichiro has hit safely in all twelve games as a Yankee.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]

Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and gave up four runs (three earned) over five innings of work.  Iwakuma took the loss and is 2-3 on the year.  Final line: 5 IP, 101-64 NP-S, 26 BF, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 1 HBP.

Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted eighth.  He went 0-for-3: walk, ground out to second, ground out to the pitcher, fly out to left. [Nikkan Sports]

Philadelphia Phillies 5 - Arizona Diamondbacks 4
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th -- score tied at four, runners on first and third, two out -- and retired the one batter he faced.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 3-3 NP-S, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Chicago White Sox 4 - LA Angels 2
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th -- Angels down 4-2, runner on third, one out -- and struck out the next two batters he faced.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 11-6 NP-S, 2 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

St. Louis Cardinals 3 - Milwaukee Brewers 0
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started the game in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: line out to right, double to right, line out to center, ground out to second.  Aoki has hit safely in eight straight. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Indianapolis 7 - Scranton/WB 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-2: RBI double to left, walk, strikeout looking. [Nikkan Sports]

Pawtucket 6 - Lehigh Valley 5 (AAA)
Daisuke Matsuzaka (PAW) started the game and gave up four runs (one earned) over three innings of work.  Final line: 3 IP, 75-49 NP-S, 17 BF, 5 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Round Rock 4 - Las Vegas 2 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the top of the 9th and did not allow a run over an inning of work.  He notched his fifth save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 18-13 NP-S, 6 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports]

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) will be getting another shot.  From the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen:

After trading Danny Valencia to the Red Sox on Sunday, the Twins used the open roster spot to give another player a second chance in the majors.

Tsuyoshi Nishioka got promoted from Class AAA Rochester, after batting .245 in 84 games, and will be in uniform for the Twins on Monday night, when they open a three-game series in Cleveland.

"He went down there and did everything we've asked," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's worked very hard at the game, and our staff down there says he's playing very good baseball. I've watched a little of it on TV, and it's time to see what we have here."