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Hanshin Tigers: June 27, 2010

by on Jun.27, 2010 @ 2:23 pm, under NPB

9:44pm JST

...Tomoaki Kanemoto became the 13th player in NPB history to hit 450 home runs.  At 42 years and 2 months, Kanemoto is also the oldest player to reach the milestone.

Kanemoto entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and hit his 450th homer off Kenichi Matsuoka with a runner on first and 2 out.

2:23pm JST

...Ken Nishimura suffered his first loss of his career last night.  He started his pro career in 2009 and had gone 40 straight appearances without a loss.  That's a span of 40.2 innings.

...Takashi Toritani celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday.  Unfortunately, he didn't have much of a game -- he couldn't extend his consecutive games with an RBI streak to 6 games and went 0-for-4.

...Kodai Sakurai was held out of the starting line-up yesterday because he wasn't feeling well.  He is currently listed as day-to-day.