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Around the Horn: October 3rd, 2009 Afternoon Edition

by on Oct.03, 2009 @ 3:33 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Scott Atchison has appeared in 71 games this season and there are still 5 more games left on the schedule.  If he makes an appearance in each of the last 5 games, he'll end up breaking his own record of 75 for most appearances in a game by a foreigner.

...The Tigers will use Yasutomo Kubo as a swing-man over the last 5 games of the season.

...Takashi Toritani is one home run away from 20 on the year (his previous high was 15).

Rakuten Eagles

...There will be a public viewing of the Eagles' game on a 50-inch large screen TV at Plaza Hall in Kumejima (Eagles' training ground) tonight.

Yomiuri Giants

...Alex Ramirez celebrated his 35th birthday on Saturday with the media prior to pre-game practice.  The media presented Ramirez with a big birthday cake .