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8/22/2012: Yu Darvish, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Norichika Aoki

by on Aug.22, 2012 @ 4:53 pm, under MLB

Games from August 21:

Chicago White Sox 7 - New York Yankees 3
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Andruw Jones in the top of the 8th and flied out to center.  Ichiro remained in the game and took over in left in the bottom of the 8th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily SportsDaily Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 5 - Chicago Cubs 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-2: ground out to short, HBP (stole second; run scored), ground out to second, HBP.  [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Pawtucket 3 - Rochester 0 (AAA)
Daisuke Matsuzaka (PAW) started the game and tossed seven shutout innings.  He got the win and is 1-3.  Final line: 7 IP, 102-59 NP-S, 27 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR. [Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]

Scranton/WB 4 - Buffalo 2 (AAA)
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started in right and batted fifth.  He went 1-for-2: ground out to second, walk, RBI single to left, walk. [Nikkan Sports]

Round Rock 4 - Oklahoma City 1 (AAA)
Koji Uehara (RRE) entered the game in the top of the 8th and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 18-14 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]


Yu Darvish (TEX) has a tight right quad.  From the Star-Telegram's Drew Davison:

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish suffered tightness in his right quadriceps muscle during a bullpen session Tuesday afternoon.

He is still scheduled to start Thursday against Minnesota, but will be examined on Wednesday.