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Rakuten Eagles: April 25, 2010

by on Apr.25, 2010 @ 10:44 am, under NPB

...Hisashi Iwakuma tossed a 2-hit shutout against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Saturday.  It was Iwakuma's first complete game shutout since 8/15/2008 (vs Yomiuri Giants at Kleenex Stadium); third 2-hit complete game shutout of his career (9/18/2001 vs Seibu and 3/27/2008 vs Orix); and fifth complete game shutout of his career.

Iwakuma also improved his record against Yu Darvish.  The two have faced each other four times during the regular season and Iwakuma is now 2-1 against Darvish (the team is 2-2 in these games).