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[5/21/2013] Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki, Hisashi Iwakuma, Daisuke Matsuzaka

by on May.21, 2013 @ 3:08 pm, under MLB

From May 20:

Hitters

Player Tm Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Other
Norichika Aoki MIL LAD 3 @ MIL 1 RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .325 Batted lead-off. Fo5, G4 (RBI), F9, E6.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR TBA 5 @ TOR 7 SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .233 Batted ninth. K (foul tip), G1, BB (R), 3B9 (RBI).
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK NOZ 2 @ SRC 3 2B 2 0 1 2 1 0   .250 Batted second. BB, F4, 1B9 (RBI), SF8 (DP, RBI).
Hirotoshi Onaka TEX DNP                    
Ichiro Suzuki NYY NYY 6 @ BAL 4 RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .241 Batted seventh. F7, F6, Ks, 2B9 (R).
Kensuke Tanaka SF ORH 3 @ FRE 10 2B 4 0 0 1 0 0   .322 Batted lead-off. F7, F5, SF7 (RBI), F7, F9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Other
Yu Darvish TEX DNP                     Next start: May 21 vs Athletics
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC DNP                      
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SEA 8 @ CLE 10 101-64 27 6.0 7 5 5 3 6 2 2.37 Left with the game tied at five. Committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 2nd.
Hiroki Kuroda NYY DNP                     Next start: May 22 vs Orioles
Daisuke Matsuzaka CLE DNP                     AP update from CBSSports.com: The Indians expect right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to be pitch again in the minor leagues within the next month after an oblique injury sidelined him. ... Indians vice president Ross Atkins said Sunday that the Japanese right-hander is progressing, and he believes Matsuzaka will be pitching again "in weeks, not months." [CBSSports 5/19/2013]
Toru Murata CLE DNP                      
Hideki Okajima OAK DNP                      
Hisanori Takahashi CHC DNP                      
Yoshinori Tateyama TEX REN 0 @ RRE 4 3-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.68 Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the bases loaded and two out. Struck out the one batter he faced to end the game. (S, 1).
Junichi Tazawa BOS DNP                      
Koji Uehara BOS DNP                      
Tsuyoshi Wada BAL DNP                      

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Italian bed maker Magniflex's sales rep in Japan, Flagsport, signed an official partnership agreement with MLB.  Under the terms of the deal, Magniflex will be able to use the MLB logo and images of Norichika Aoki (in his Milwaukee uniform) in their PR materials.

Source: official announcementSanspo 5/21/2013

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The Boston Red Sox will begin offering stadium tours in Japanese.  Tours will be held for groups.  Advance notice is required.

Source: Sanspo 5/21/2013