Games from September 24:
New York Yankees 6 - Minnesota Twins 3
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in right and batted second. He went 1-for-5: double to right (run scored), line out to center, line out to short, fly out to left, ground out to short (reaches on FC). Ichiro extended his hitting streak to eight games. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Sponichi]
New York Mets 6 - Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Hisanori Takahashi (PIT) entered the game in the bottom 5th -- runners on first and second, one out, Pirates down 2-0 -- and retired the one batter he faced. Final line: 0.1 IP, 3-2 NP-S, 1 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports]
Texas Rangers 5 - Oakland A's 4
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the top of the 7th, with the Rangers down 4-2, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 14-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Washington Nationals 12 - Milwaukee Brewers 2
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 0-for-4: strikeout swinging, bunt ground out to catcher (batter interference), strikeout swinging, fly out to left. Aoki also committed a fielding error (3) in the bottom of the 8th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Toronto Blue Jays 9 - Baltimore Orioles 5 Game 2 doubleheader
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) started the game and gave up five runs (all earned) over five innings of work. He took the loss and is 12-10. Final line: 5 IP, 82-54 NP-S, 26 BF, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR, 1 HBP. [Nikkan Sports]
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) was named AL Player of the Week. From MLB.com's Andrew Simon:
Suzuki hit safely in all six contests, with five multi-hit efforts, as New York went 5-1 to maintain a one-game edge over Baltimore for the AL East lead. Overall, the 10-time All-Star batted .600 (15-for-25) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBIs, seven runs scored and six stolen bases. He led the Majors in batting average and steals, as well as on-base percentage (.630).
... He is hitting .331 with an .837 OPS, five homers and 12 steals in 57 games for the Yankees.