Ichiro scuffles in Classic tuneups
This just in from Tokyo: Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-5 for Team Japan on Sunday during its 2-1 loss to the Yomiuri Giants in a World Baseball Classic tuneup game.
Ichiro was moved back into the leadoff spot after batting third during Team Japan’s other Clasic warmup games.
He also went hitless in Saturday’s 7-2 loss to Seibu.
Team Japan begins defense of its Classic championship on Thursday at Tokyo Dome against China.
— Jim Street