Games from October 2:
New York Yankees 4 - Boston Red Sox 3
Ichiro Suzuki (NYY) started in left and batted ninth. He went 1-for-5: ground out to the pitcher, bunt single, line out to center, ground out to second, ground out to short. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Junichi Tazawa (BOS) entered the game in the bottom of the 7th, with the Red Sox up 2-1, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 9-8 NP-S, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Milwauke Brewers 4 - San Diego Padres 3
Norichika Aoki (MIL) started in right and batted first. He went 1-for-3: strikeout swinging, bunt single (stole second; fun scored), fly out to left, HBP. [Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports, Daily Sports, Sponichi]
Seattle Mariners 6 - LA Angels 1 [Daily Sports]
Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) started the game and tossed six shutout innings for the victory. He is 9-5. Final line: 6 IP, 105-72 NP-S, 26 BF, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 0 HR, 1 WP. [Nikkan Sports, Sponichi]
Hideki Matsui told reporters that he is still not sure what he wants to do next year.
"I have not decided," said Matsui. "I will decide when the time comes. It will depend on how I am feeling at the moment."
Matsui is keeping up with his workouts, but has not been swinging the bat.
Source: Sponichi 10/3/2012