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9/23/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Sep.23, 2012 @ 4:07 pm, under MLB

Games from September 22:

New York Yankees 10 - Oakland A's 9 (14 innings)
Ichiro Suzuki started in center and batted second.  He went 3-for-5: solo homer (9) to right, single to right, walk, sac bunt, ground out to second, strikeout swinging, infield single (run scored), intentional walk (run scored).  Ichiro move from center to left in the top of the 4th. He scored the walk-off run in the bottom of the 14th.  [Daily SportsDaily Sports, SponichiSponichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Baltimore Orioles 9 - Boston Red Sox 6 (12 innings)
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the top of the 9th, with the game tied at six, and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 17-11 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Daily Sports, Sonichi, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports]

Washington Nationals 10 - Milwaukee Brewers 4
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 1-for-3: strikeout swinging, pop out to short, ground-rule double (34) to center (run scored).  Aoki was removed from the game on defense in the bottom of the 7th.  He extended his hitting streak to twelve games.  He also threw out a runner a home in the 2nd inning. [Daily Sports, SponichiSponichi, Nikkan Sports]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka's (BOS) is currently slated to make his next start October 3 against the New York Yankees.  Source: Sponichi 9/23/2012

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Munenori Kawasaki (SEA) was presented with the Heart and Hustle Award before Friday's game against the Texas Rangers.  Source: MLB.com, Sponichi 9/23/2012

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