...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).
...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.
...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 .