...It appears Akihiro Yano will now make his return some time on or after the 21st.
The Tiger's team trainer said, "Live games? Let's see how he does over the next 10 days. Elbows can be a little tricky."
...If the Carp manage to win take the Central League Pennant this year, it could give Hiroshima Prefecture a 16.2B yen economic boost. It could also create an extra 1,410 jobs.
Finishing Third: 14B yen
Finishing Second: 15.1B yen
Nippon Series: 23.2B yen
...Pitchers Yoshihisa Hirano and Satoshi Komatsu were taken off the active roster. They were replaced by pitchers Makoto Yoshino and Takehito Kanazawa.
...Masaru Sato was taken off the active roster and replaced by Yasuhiro Ichiba.