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10/2/2012: Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Wei-Ying Chen

by on Oct.02, 2012 @ 4:00 pm, under NPB

Games from October 1:

New York Yankees 10 - Boston Red Sox 2
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted second.  He went 1-for-4: ground out to second, single to right (run scored), ground out to second, ground out to first.  Ichiro shifted from left to right in the top of the 8th.  He was later replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 8th. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sponichi, Daily Sports, Daily Sports, Daily Sports]

Oakland A's 4 - Texas Rangers 3
Koji Uehara (TEX) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Rangers down 4-3, and tossed a shutout inning in relief. Final line: 1 IP, 14-9 NP-S, 4 BF, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR.  Uehara has not allowed a run over his last thirteen relief appearances. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]

Milwaukee Brewers 5 - San Diego Padres 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first.  He went 3-for-4: infield single (picked off and caught stealing second), infield single, single to right (stole second; run scored), ground out to second. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Daily Sports]

Tampa Bay Rays 5 - Baltimore Orioles 3
Wei-Ying Chen (BAL) got the start and gave up four runs (one earned) over 6.2 innings of work.  He took the loss and is 12-11.  Final line: 6.2 IP, 101-71 NP-S, 27 BF, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR. [Nikkan Sports]

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Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) threw thirty-one pitches in the bullpen on Monday in preparation for his start on Tuesday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2012

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The MLB published a list of the top twenty most popular jersey since the All-Star break, based on sales of Majestic herseys.  Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) and Yu Darvish (TEX) both cracked the top ten -- Ichiro at third and Darvish at seventh.  Source: MLB.com 10/1/2012

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