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8/8/2012: Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.08, 2012 @ 1:36 pm, under MLB

Games from August 7:

Detroit Tigers 6 - New York Yankees 5
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted eighth.  He went 2-for-4: ground out to short, strikeout swinging, RBI double to left, RBI single to center. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, SponichiSponichi]

Arizona Diamondbacks 10 - Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Takashi Saito (ARI) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Diamonbacks up 3-2, and could not retire any of the four batters he faced: lead-off homer, single to center, double to left, intentional walk.  He suffered his first blown save of the year. Final line: 0.0 IP, 15-8 NP-S, 4 BF, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Oakland A's 10 - LA Angels 4
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Angels down 10-2, and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 14-9 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Texas Rangers 6 - Boston Red Sox 3
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the top of the 9th -- runner on second, one out, Boston down 5-3 -- and allowed the inherited runner to score before getting out of the inning.  Final line: 0.2 IP, 21-15 NP-S, 4 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsDaily Sports]

Minnesota Twins 7 - Cleveland Indians 5
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) started at second and batted second.  He went 0-for-3: ground out to short, walk, ground out to first, ground out to third, sac fly to left. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 3 - Cincinnati Reds 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging, strikeout swinging, ground out to second, infield single.  Aoki has hit safely in ten straight games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsDaily Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 8 - Seattle Mariners 7
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth.  He went 3-for-6: single to left (run scored), strikeout swinging, ground out to first, ground out to short, infield single, single to left. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Scranton/WB 3 - Rochester 1 (AAA)
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 11th and retired the side in order for his seventh save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 10-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's (BOS) next rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket will come on August 10.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2012

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Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will be against the Detroit Tigers on August 12.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2012

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Tomochika Tsuboi has signed a deal with the Gary Southshore Railcats (American Association of Independent Professional Baseball).  Source: Sponichi 8/8/2012, Tsuboi's Blog, Player Profile Page

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Interest in Hiroyuki Nakajima (Seibu): Arizona D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers and Kansas City Royals' Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Personnel Luis Medina were at Tuesday's nights Seibu-Lotte game at QVC Marine.

Medina is also expected to be at tonight's Lotte game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2012

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Interest in Kyuji Fujikawa (Hanshin): The D-backs and Cleveland Indians were seen the Hanshin-Yomiuri game at Tokyo Dome on Tuesday night.  Yankees' Senior Director, Pro Personnel Billy Eppler was also there.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2012