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NPB: Iwase saves his 200th; Kanemoto hits the Tigers’ 7,000th HR

by on May.12, 2009 @ 12:01 pm, under NPB

CHUNICHI DRAGONS

...Hitoki Iwase became the fourth player to record 200 saves in his career.

HANSHIN TIGERS

...When Tomoaki Kanemoto hit a walk-off home run to beat the Carp 1-0, he also hit the teams 7,000th home run.

HIROSHIMA CARP

...Kan Ohtake has no tossed 24 consecutive scoreless innings.

RAKUTEN EAGLES

...The Eagles officially announced that Masahiro Tanaka will be starting for the team on the 13th.

...Daisuke Kusano struck out, flew out, and grounded out in his first three at bats of the game. Then in bottom of the 8th, he managed to hit single to center, extending his hitting streak to 18 games.

SEIBU LIONS

...With his victory against the Buffaloes, Takayuki Kishi is now 6-0 this season. Go back to last season and he has a 12-game winning streak going.

YOMIURI GIANTS

...Marc Kroon will likely return to the parent club on the 13th.