...Minoru Iwata was removed from the active roster on Thursday because the Tigers couldn't guarantee him another start at any point in the near future.
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...In scoring 15 runs in the 6th inning against the Hiroshima Carp on Thursday night, the Marines set an NPB record for runs in a single inning. I've re-created the inning here.
...Rick Short was taken off the active roster on Thursday after he hurt his right shoulder when he slid into a base in a game against the Giants on the 8th. The injury will apparently require 2-weeks of rest (no throwing).
...Shohei Tateyama won his 8th game of the season and extended his winning streak to 14, which goes back to August of last season.
...Dicky Gonzalez's streak of consecutive wins to start a season stopped at 6 when the Orix Buffaloes beat the Giants 4-2 on Thursday night. His walk-less streak also ended: 41.1 innings, a span of 164 batters.