Ichiro Extends Streak, Jeter Hits Milestone, Hamilton To The DL and More

Paul GrecoContributor IJune 3, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31:  Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Seattle Mariners hits a double in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 31, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the mariners 9-8. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

TOP NEWS: Josh Hamilton heads to the 15-Day DL once again. This time it's a sports hernia. If surgery is required, expect Hamilton to be out six to eight weeks.


American League News

Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to a franchise-record 26 games.

Roy Halladay
struck out a career-high 14 batters to win his league-leading ninth game.

Congrats to Derek Jeter for becoming the fourth active player to score 1,500 runs

Vicente Padilla
came off the 15-day DL on Tuesday and was slammed by the Yankees. Padilla lasted 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs.

Evan Longoria was the Rays’ DH for a second-straight game. Longoria also left the game in the sixth inning with an apparent hamstring injury. He is scheduled for an MRI today.

Asdrubal Cabrera had to leave Tuesday's game because of a separated shoulder.

David Hernandez lost his first game of the season Tuesday night, giving up five runs over 5 1/3 innings.

Matt Joyce went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI
Joe Saunders gave up six runs over 5 1/3 innings for the loss.

Jorge Posada went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI, and scored twice.

Daisuke Matsuzaka won his first game of the season Tuesday after allowing just one run against the Tigers over five innings.

Vin Mazzaro, the 22-year-old  rookie, won his major league debut against the White Sox on Tuesday, pitching 6 1/3 scoreless innings.

Joe Mauer went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI.

Kevin Slowey won his eighth game of the season after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings.

National League News

The Reds placed Edinson Volquez on the 15-day DL with right elbow tendinitis.

The Rockies placed catcher Yorvit Torrealba on the bereavement leave list.

Say it ain't so. Milton Bradley had to be removed from Tuesday's game in the fourth inning after straining his right calf. Milton Bradley injured? That never happens.

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six innings of one-run ball, but didn't factor into the decision.

Randy Wells had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings Tuesday night, but did not factor into the decision.

Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff home run for the 54th time in his career. That homer moves him into second place on the all-time list, passing Astros' great, Craig Biggio.

Manny Parra was blasted on Tuesday night for 10 runs over four innings against the Marlins.

Antonio Bastardo won his major league debut Tuesday night against the Padres after pitching six innings of one-run ball.

Jake Peavy, suffering from the flu, had to leave Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies after one inning. Was it the flu Jake, or the fact that the Phillies pounded you?

Aaron Rowand went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored.

Adrian Gonzalez did it again, slugging his major league-leading 22nd home run.

Once again, Johan Santana received limited run support. Tuesday night, Santana allowed just three runs over six innings, but the Mets could only muster one run.  Santana drops to 7-3 on the season.

Clayton Kershaw will pitch Thursday night, after receiving eight days rest. Manager Joe Torre said he will give Kershaw plenty of breaks throughout the year in order to keep the rookie fresh.

Raul Ibanez hit two two-run homers Tuesday night. Ibanez finished the night 3-for-5 with five RBI and three runs scored.

Miguel Tejada went 4-for-6 and drove in all three of the Astros’ runs on Tuesday. To cap off the night, Tejada hit a walk-off homer.


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