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9/20/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on Sep.20, 2012 @ 2:51 pm, under MLB

Games from September 19:

New York Yankees 4 - Toronto Blue Jays 2 Game 1 Doubleheader
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted first.  He went 3-for-4: single to right (run scored), single to left, strikeout looking, ground-rule double (23) to left (run scored).  Ichiro made a nice grab on a hard liner in the 8th inning and moved from left to right in the top of the 9th. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

New York Yankees 2 - Toronto Blue Jays 1 Game 2 Doubleheader
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted eight.  He went 4-for-4: single to center, double (24) to right, single to right (stole second, stole third), RBI single to left (stole second, stole third).  Ichiro moved from left to right in the top of the 9th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily SportsDaily Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 13 - Boston Red Sox 3
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) started the game and gave up five runs (all earned) over three innings of work.  He took the loss and is 1-6.  Final line: 3 IP, 63-35 NP-S, 18 BF, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO,  2 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 3 - Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-4: solo homer (9) to right, line out to right, fly out to left in foul territory, single to center.  Aoki extended his hitting streak to nine games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 3 - Seattle Mariners 1 (11 innings)
Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) entered the game as a defensive replacement at short in the top of the 11th. [Nikkan Sports]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) could get another start on September 25.  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/20/2012

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