|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||5/22||NYY 2
|Entered the game in the top 9th as a pinch-hitter for Zoilo Almonte. 1B9-R. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Sponichi 5/23/2014|
|Kensuke Tanaka||TEX||5/22||IOW 7
|Batted lead-off. G3, Ks, 1B8, 1B6-R. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014|
|Hiroyuki Nakajima||OAK||5/22||SPR 1
|Batted eighth. G5, G5, F9, G6f.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||5/22||TEX 9
|Started the game. Got the win. (W, 4-2). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Sponichi 5/23/2014, Sponichi 5/23/2014, MLB.com Highlights|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||NYM||5/22||LAD 3
|Entered the game in the top of the 8th with New York up 4-3. (H, 2). Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Sponichi 5/23/2014|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||5/22||TOR 7
|Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston down 7-2. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2014, Sponichi 5/23/2014|
The Astros are hoping to build a presence in Japan. From MLB.com's Brian McTaggart:
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and pro scouting director Kevin Goldstein are traveling to Tokyo on Friday for a trip designed to increase the club's profile in Japan, as well as interview five candidates for a scouting job based in the country.
Luhnow and Goldstein will spend five days in Tokyo and plan to meet with representatives from several Nippon Professional Baseball clubs to discuss and explore the types of relationships the Astros could have with the teams, whether it's information-sharing or something more collaborative.
... Luhnow said he and Goldstein will attend several games, scout some players and meet with the media to try to boost the Astros' name out there. Luhnow has been brushing up on his Japanese by using the Rosetta Stone language-learning software. He's been to Japan once, but not for baseball.
Source: MLB.com 5/22/2014