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8/9/2012: Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Aug.09, 2012 @ 1:50 pm, under MLB

Games from August 8:

New York Yankees 12 - Detroit Tigers 8
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted eighth.  He went 1-for-5: ground out to second, ground out to second, ground out to first, RBI infield single (caught trying to steal second), ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Oakland A's 9 - LA Angels 8
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th -- bases empty, two out, Angles down 9-5, and struck out the one batter he faced.  Final line: 0.1 IP, 5-3 NP-S, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Cleveland Indians 6 - Minnesota Twins 2
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (MIN) started at second and batted seventh.  He went 0-for-4: line out to left, line out to third, ground out to short, ground out to second (reaches on force).  Nishioka also committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 2nd. [Nikkan SportsNikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 3 - Cincinnati Reds 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: fly out to center, single to left, strikeout swinging, infield single (stole second and advance to third on throwing E2; run scored).  Aoki also recorded an outfield assist (he threw out Mat Latos at second in the top of the 7th) and extended his hitting streak to eleven games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Baltimore Orioles 9 - Seattle Mariners 2
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) started at short and batted ninth.  He went 0-for-4: bunt ground out to the pitcher (reaches on force), ground out to first, ground out to second, ground out to first. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Scranton/WB 7 - Rochester 3 [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted sixth.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, fly out to left, ground out to short, RBI double to center (run scored).

Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 9th -- runner on second, no out -- and retired all three batters he faced.  Final line: 1 IP, 14-10 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.


Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2012