...From Wednesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers:
...The Carp lost, 6-4. They have now lost 4 in a row since winning the first game of the regular season.
...The offense collected 5 hits in the game, 4 of which went for extra bases: two doubles, one triple, and one homer.
...Yuki Saito was largely ineffective, giving up 5 runs (all earned) over 5 innings of work. Of the 96 pitches he threw, 36 of them came in the 5-run third.
Saito's final line: 5 IP, 26 BF, 96 NP, 9 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 6 R, 6 ER.