...From Tuesday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars:
...The Dragons beat the Bay Stars, 5-3. They have now won 5 games in a row.
...Motonobu Tanishige hit a 2-run homer in the 6th off Hiroki Sanada. That shot gave him at least one home run in 22 consecutive seasons over his career (which also put him in a tie with Sadaharu Oh).
...Tony Blanco hit his third home run of the year in the 2nd inning.
...Daisuke Yamai recorded his first victory since 2007 with a 5 inning, 3-run outing. Yamai was removed from the game after he walked Shuichi Murata on four straight pitches to start the 6th. Murata ended up scoring later on in the inning on a sac fly by Tatsuya Shimozono.
Final line: 5 IP, 22 BF, 73 NP, 5 H, 2 SO, 3 BB, 3 R, 3 ER.
...Masahiro Araki was back in the starting line-up on Tuesday.