=== 4/4/2010 3:11am JST
...Marc Kroon injured his right thumb while fielding a bunt by Akihiro Higashide in the 9th inning on Saturday. Kroon had the thumb checked out after the game at a hospital in Hiroshima, but have decided to send him back to Tokyo to have the thumb examined by a specialist.
=== 7:26pm JST
...From Saturday's game against the Hiroshima Carp:
...The Giants won the game, 6-5. They have now won three games in a row.
...Hayato Sakamoto had a game with 3 hits and two stolen bases.
Final line: 3-for-4, HR, 3 R, RBI, 2 SB
...Hisayoshi Chono entered the game in the 7th and collected two hits.
Final line: 2-for-2, 2 R, SB
...Tetsuya Yamaguchi started his first game and last only 3.1 innings while giving up 4 runs (all earned). He did have one, 1-2-3 inning.
Final line: 3.1 IP, 17 BF, 51 NP, 6 H, 2 SO, 1 HBP, 4 R, 4 ER
...While Tetsuya Matsumoto did not steal any bases on Saturday, he did steal two on Friday. Between Matsumoto and Sakamoto, the two players at the top of the line-up now have a combined 8 stolen bases.
...Alex Ramirez had his 30th two-homer game on Friday.