...From Sunday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters:
...The Lions won the game, 4-0.
...Takeya Nakamura continues to struggle, going 0-for-3: walk, foul out to first, fly out to short, foul out to right.
...Big game for Dee Brown as he powers the offense with two home runs. Brown's second home run was also the NPB's 90,000th.
Fina line: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI -> strike out, 2-run homer, solo homer, fly out to right.
...Kazuyuki Hoashi retired the first 9 batters he faced in row and ended up throwing a 7-hit shutout. Hoashi recorded five 1-2-3 innings in all. He also gave up 2 hits in three different innings, but managed to keep any from scoring, relying on a double play in one and two strikeouts in another.
Final line: 9 IP, 34 BF, 117 NP, 7 H, 8 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.