Games from August 15:
New York Yankees 3 - Texas Rangers 2
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted eighth. He went 2-for-4: ground out to second, ground out to short (reaches on force), infield single, infield single. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports, Daily Sports]
Baltimore Orioles 5 - Boston Red Sox 3
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 6th -- runners on first and third, one out, and the Red Sox down 3-2, and gave up two back-to-back hits (two-run double, infield single) before getting the hook. Final line: 0.0 IP, 7-5 NP-S, 2 BF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Colorado Rockies 7 - Milwaukee Brewers 6
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: ground out to first, walk, ground out to first, pop to short in foul territory, fly out to center. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Spor]
Scranton/WB 5 - Pawtucket 1 (AAA) First game of doubleheader [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]
Daisuke Matsuzaka (PAW) started the game and gave up five runs (four earned) over 5.2 innings of work. He took the loss and is 0-3. Matsuzaka also committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 5th. Final line: 5.2 IP, 97-65 NP-S, 26 BF, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 HR, 1 HBP. [Sponichi]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) was the starting DH and batted eighth. He went 1-for-2: strikeout looking, two-run single to center (run scored), walk.
Pawtucket 5 - Scranton/WB 2 (AAA) Second game of doubleheader
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted sixth. He went 1-for-2: fly out to left, infield single (run scored).
Rochester 6 - Indianapolis 2 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted first. He went 1-for-4: single to center (run scored), ground out to first, fly out to center, fly out to center. [Nikkan Sports]
Yu Darvish (TEX) threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2012
Scouts from seven MLB teams, including the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians, were at Wednesday night's Hanshin-Yokohama game at Yokohama Stadium. Source: Sanspo 8/16/2012