...From Saturday's game against the Rakuten Eagles:
...The Hawks beat the Eagles, 10-6.
...The offense went 16-for-41. The 16 hits also included 3 doubles and a home run.
...Munenori Kawasaki continued his hot hitting with 4 hits in 5 trips to the plate.
Final line: 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI: single to center, double to right, fly out to left, infield single, infield single.
...Hiroki Kokubo hit his first home run of the year. He also had his third 3-hit game.
Final line: 3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI - single to left, fly out to short, double to right, 2-run home run, fly out to center.
...Thanks to a 10-run offensive outburst, Yoshiaki Fujioka managed to win his first game of the year despite a less than stellar outing.
Final line: 6 IP, 26 BF, 105 NP, 10 H, 4 SO, 1 BB, 5 R, 5 ER.
...Jose Ortiz hit his 99th home run on Friday.
...Of the 11 games Kawasaki has played this year, he has only been held hitless in two of them. He is currently in the middle of a modest 4-game hitting streak.