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Around the NPB Horn: Hawks record 4,500th win

by on Jul.14, 2009 @ 12:35 pm, under NPB


...Yasutomo Kubo beat the Chunichi Dragons on Tuesday night, 5-4, and in the process became the youngest pitcher to win a game against all 12 teams in the NPB. He is the 7th pitcher in NPB history to accomplish the feat.


...With their win on Tuesday night, the Hawks have now won 4,500 games, dating back to the single-league format.


...Takayuki Makka tossed a complete game on Tuesday and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and struck out 12. Makka actually had 10 strike outs and was tossing a perfect game through 6 innings. But he started to tire after that and gave up 2 runs in the 7th and a run in the 8th. And if not for the 3 runs his team scored in the bottom of the 8th, he would have been saddled with a loss.