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Nippon Ham Fighters: May 13, 2010

by on May.13, 2010 @ 6:10 pm, under NPB

5/14/2010 2:41am JST

...Yu Yamada (model / singer) will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on the 21st.  Yamada will also be performing her song Sekai-ni hitori-no Cinderella Featuring U (世界に一人のシンデレラ feat.U) with Pengin as well.

5/13/2010 8:51pm JST

...Sho Nakata was discharged from the hospital today.  Moving forward, he'll begin his rehab assignment at Kamagaya.

6:10pm JST

...Hirotoshi Masui gets the start against the Hanshin Tigers tonight.  Since his high school never made it to the Koshien while he was a member of the team, this will be his first start ever at Koshien Stadium.

...Atsunori Inaba's 222st career home run also ended up giving him at least 100 home runs in both leagues -- 100 with the Fighters in the Pacific League and 122 with the Yakult Swallows in the Central League.  Inaba is the 10th player in NPB history to hit at least 100 home runs in both leagues.  He's also the 16th player in NPB history to hit at least 100 home runs with two different clubs.