Games from August 13:
New York Yankees 8 - Texas Rangers 2
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted ninth. He went 1-for-2: sac bunt, ground out to first (reaches on force), triple to center (run scored). [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Cleveland Indians 6 - LA Angels 2
Hisanori Takahashi (LAA) entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the Angels down 3-2, and got the hook after loading the bases on three consecutive singles. All three runners later came around to score. Final line: 0.0 IP, 11-5 NP-S, 3 BF, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Colorado Rockies 9 - Milwaukee Brewers 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-5: ground out to second, ground out to first, ground out to second, foul out to left, ground out to first. His hitting streak ended at thirteen games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Round Rock 11 - Colorado Springs 6 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with two outs and got the last out of the inning. He also tossed a perfect 9th and picked up the victory. He is now 3-0 on the year. Final line: 1.1 IP, 22-15 NP-S, 4 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]
Hideki Matsui told reporters on Sunday that had yet to make any decisions about his future. Source: Sanspo 8/14/2012
Yu Darvish's (TEX) next start will come against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 17. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2012
Ryota Igarashi was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday. From a New York Yankees' press release:
The New York Yankees today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Derek Lowe to a Major League contract and selected him to the 25-man active roster. Lowe is scheduled to join the team tonight and is expected to pitch out of the bullpen.
... In a corresponding roster move, RHP Ryota Igarashi has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees’ 40-man roster now stands at 40 players.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday. From a Minnesota Twins' press release:
To make room for Plouffe on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester. Nishioka, who was recalled on August 5, appeared in three games for the Twins.