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Around the NPB Horn: Teppei extend his hitting streak to 20

by on Aug.05, 2009 @ 5:09 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Tomoyuki Kubota hit 151km/h on the radar gun during a rehab appearance in a game against the Ni-gun Orix.

...The current plan for Norihiro Akahoshi is to begin rehabbing today at the Naruohama training grounds. Other than that, the team still has no idea when Akahoshi might be able to return to the active roster. It does appear as though the injury to his left calf isn't quite as bad as originally thought.

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Fighters' manager Masataka Nashida celebrated his 56th birthday last night with a 5-1 victory against Hideaki Wakui and the Seibu Lions. The team presented him with the game ball.

Rakuten Eagles

...Teppei extended his hitting streak to 20 games last night with a single to center in the third inning.