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Kusano extends his hitting streak to 17 games; Iguchi hits his 200th HR

by on May.10, 2009 @ 1:03 am, under NPB

The Rakuten Eagles are playing against the Chiba Lotte Marines right now. The game is in the bottom of the third inning and the Marines have a 3-0 lead.

Daisuke Kusano picked up an infield single in the top of the third off Yuki Karakawa and is 1-for-2 in the game so far. He now has a 17-game hitting streaik, breaking the previous club record of 16 set by Yosuke Takasu in 2008.

Incidentally, Tadahito Iguchi also smacked a 2-run homer in his first at bat off of Darrell Rasner. He now has 200 career home runs (includes hit totals from the MLB and NPB).