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8/31/2012: Norichika Aoki, Yoshinori Tateyama, Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Aug.31, 2012 @ 2:38 pm, under MLB

Games from August 30:

Chicago Cubs 12 - Milwaukee Brewers 11
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-5: single to center (caught trying to steal second), ground out to second, fly out to center, pop out to second, ground out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

Scranton/WB 5 - Lehigh Valley 0 (AAA) [Nikkan Sports]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted second.  He went 1-for-4: strikeout swinging, ground out to first, single to left, ground out to second.

Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the top of the 9th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 11-7 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR.

Round Rock 6 - New Orleans 3 (AAA)
Yoshinori Tateyama (RRE) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th and retired the side in order.  He got the win and is now 4-0 on the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 14-11 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

Buffalo 10 - Rochester 3 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second.  He went 2-for-3: ground out to second, RBI single to right, RBI single to right, walk.  Nishioka also committed a throwing error in the top of the 9th. [Nikkan Sports]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) threw about forty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday in preparation for his next start on September 2.  Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2012

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Takashi Saito (ARI) could rejoin the team in Los Angeles on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 8/31/2012

FOXSportsArizona.com's Jack Magruder tweeted that the Diamondbacks plan to activate Saito on Saturday.

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Ron Washington is reportedly planning to go to a six-man rotation once rosters expand.  Source: Sponichi 8/31/2012

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