...Marc Kroon returned to the Ichi-gun mound on Friday night, tossing a shutout inning of relief in the 9th. He faced a total four batters and struck out two. Kroon also topped out at 153km/h.
...The Giants will be hosting a memorial game for Takuya Kimura on Saturday. The team will also be holding a farewell ceremony (start time 11am) at a hotel in Tokyo that all players and staff will be attending. A table for flowers and messages will be available near gate 22 at Tokyo Dome. Kimura's son, Koki, is also scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.