...Kensuke Tanaka earned his domestic FA option on Sunday. Prior to the season, the Fighters offered to give Tanaka a multi-year deal, but Tanaka instead opted for a one-year deal.
...Atsunori Inaba was held out of the starting line-up on Sunday with a bruise on his left knee. Inaba got the bruise when he went after a foul ball during Saturday's game and banged his left knee against the fence. Inaba did not take part in pre-game practice either.
...Of the four losses the Fighters have during Inter-league play, Yu Darvish has started three of them (two losses and one no decision).