That pop fly Raul Ibanez butchered in the seventh inning was changed from an error to a double for Hideki Matsui.
That gave him 2,000 hits for his career and membership in the Meikyukai, the “association of great players” in Japan. The group honors players with 2,000 hits, 200 wins or 250 saves.
Japanese legend Masaichi Kaneda is here and will present Matsui with a commemorative jacket after the game.
This is a very big deal in Japan and a huge honor for Matsui.