...The Marines have so far played 23 games and have not suffered consecutive losses. If they can win on Tuesday, they will keep that streak alive (they are coming off a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Orix Buffaloes).
...Yuki Karakawa will be starting Tuesday's game against the Rakuten Eagles. He told reporters on Monday that he plans to start throwing his shuto again, since it will be the second time he faces them. Up until now, Karakawa has been relying predominantly on his slider and curve and has been limiting his use of the shuto.