...The Tigers hit 5 homers tonight at Koshien Stadium. The last time they did that was back on 9/23/1986 (vs Chunichi).
...The Guinness Book of World Records presented Tomoaki Kanemoto with certificates authenticating his streak of 1,492 consecutive games without missing a single inning (both domestically and internationally) before tonight's game against the Chunichi Dragons at Koshien Stadium.
...Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi threw about 70 pitches in the bullpen yesterday in preparation for his start on the 30th (vs Chunichi). Jason Standridge will likely get tonight's start, with Yuya Ando going on Thursday. Ando is also set to re-join the Ichi-gun roster for practice beginning today.
...The Tigers demoted Kazuya Tsutsui yesterday and will call up Masanori Fujihara today to take his place. Fujihara's Ni-gun numbers so far this year: