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[5/13/2013] Munenori Kawasaki, Hiroki Kuroda, Kyuji Fujikawa, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on May.13, 2013 @ 2:09 pm, under MLB

From May 12:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL MIL 1 @ CIN 5 RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .288 Batted lead-off. Ks, L8, G6, G1.
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK SRC 6 @ NAS 5 SS 5 0 2 0 0 0   .250 Batted second. 1B9, 1B5, Fo3, F7, G6.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR TOR 12 @ BOS 4 SS 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 .250 Batted ninth. 1B9 (two RBI), F4, BB (SB, R), Ks.
Ichiro Suzuki NYY NYY 4 @ KCA 2 RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263 Batted fifth. G1, G1, Ks, F7.
Kensuke Tanaka SF FRE 7 @ MRB 4 2B 6 1 1 0 0 1   .349 Batted lead-off. 1B8 (R), F8, L1, Ks, G3, G5 (force).

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: May 16 vs Tigers.
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC CHC 2 @ WSH 1 12-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.53 Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Chicago down 1-0.
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA DNP                     Next start: May 15 vs Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY NYY 4 @ KCA 2 98-66 30 7.2 6 2 2 1 1 0 2.31 Left the game with a 4-2 lead and a runner on second and two out in the bottom of the 8th. (W, 5-2).
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                      
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC IOW 8 @ REN 9 17-8 3 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.63 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Iowa up 8-5. (H, 2).
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX RRE 6 @ TUC 7 15-8 4 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.65 Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Round Rock up 6-2.
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DL                      

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Former Chunichi Dragon Wei-Ying Chen left his start on Sunday with an oblique strain. From MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli:

Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen exited the series finale against the Twins with a right oblique strain after tossing five scoreless innings, putting a damper on another impressive Baltimore road win.

... But the good vibes that went along with another double-digit hit effort and a trio of homers was lost when Chen walked off the mound, grabbing his side following Eduardo Escobar's groundout to end the fifth. Oblique strains almost always require a trip to the disabled list and Chen -- the only Orioles pitcher to start 20 games last year -- has been arguably the team's best starter.

"I don't think that happens," Chen, through interpreter Tim Lin, said of going on the DL. "It's not that serious to me. I think it's just a cramp and we'll see what's going to happen tomorrow. We will re-evaluate tomorrow, and hopefully it's just a cramp."

Orioles manager Buck Showalter echoed that optimism and wasn't ready to count out Chen, who said postgame he wasn't in any pain.