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9/21/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Yu Darvish

by on Sep.21, 2012 @ 3:04 pm, under MLB

Games from September 20:

New York Yankees 10 - Toronto Blue Jays 7
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted eighth.  He went 2-for-4: solo home run (8) to right, two-run double (25) to right (run scored), ground out to second, strikeout swinging.  Ichiro moved from left to right in the top of the 7th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily SportsDaily Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 7 - Boston Red Sox 4
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 8th, with the Red Sox up 3-0, and gave up a run (earned) over an inning of work.  Final line: 1 IP, 13-10 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

Milwaukee Brewers 9 - Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 2-for-6: single to left (stole second; run scored), fly out to left, fly out to right, ground out to second (force), RBI double (33) to right (run scored), strikeout swinging.  Aoki extended his hitting streak to ten games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, SponichiDaily Sports]

Texas Rangers 3 - LA Angels 1
Yu Darvish (TEX) started the game and gave up one run (earned) over eight innings of work.  He got the win and is 16-9.  FInal line: 8 IP, 108-70 NP-S, 27 BF, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 0 HR.  Darvish set a new record for wins by a Japanese pitcher in their first year in the Majors. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan SportsSponichi, Sponichi, SponichiDaily Sports]

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Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) tossed a bullpen session on Thursday in preparation for his next start on September 23.  Source: Daily Sports 9/21/2012

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