Games from September 2:
Baltimore Orioles 8 - New York Yankees 3
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted seventh. He went 1-for-4: fly out to center, ground out to the pitcher, single to center, GIDP. Ichiro also moved from left to center in the top of the 8th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Oakland A's 6 - Boston Red Sox 2 [Daily Sports]
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and gave up six runs (all earned) over 3.2 innings of work. He took the loss and dropped to 1-4. Final line: 3.2 IP, 97-56 NP-S, 22 BF, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with Boston down 6-1, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 10-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports]
Milwaukee Brewers 12 - Pittsburgh Pirates 8
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 1-for-3: walk (run scored), single to right (run scored), walk (stole second; run scored), ground out to first, ground out to the pitcher. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Seattle Mariners 2 - LA Angles 1
Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and did not allow a run over 7.1 innings of work. He got the win and improved to 6-3. Final line: 7.1 IP, 101-76 NP-S, 27 BF, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi]
Scranton/WB 6 - Pawtucket 2 (AAA) [Nikkan Sports]
Kosuke Fukudome (SWB) started at first and batted fourth. He went 1-for-3: sac fly to left, solo homer (2) to right, HBP, ground out to second, ground out to short (force).
Ryota Igarashi (SWB) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th and tossed two shutout innings in relief. Final line: 2 IP, 33-19 NP-S, 7 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP.
Syracuse 8 - Rochester 7 (AAA)
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (ROC) started at second and batted second. He went 2-for-5: double to center (run scored), ground out to short, double to left, ground out to first, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports]