...The Dragons became the first team to 60 wins this season when they beat the Hanshin Tigers 9-2 on Thursday night.
...Norihiro Akahoshi was added to the active roster on Thursday, this despite the fact that he still feels pain in his left calf.
...Takeshi Yamasaki collected his 1,000th RBI when he doubled 2-runs in in the bottom of the 6th. Yamasaki becomes only the 35th player in NPB history to reach that milestone.
Yamasaki will now shoot for his 350th career home run.
...After beating the Eagles on Thursday night, the Hawks magic number to clinch a spot for the Climax Series is 38.