...Matt Murton had his fifth 4-hit game of the season last night. That leads both leagues. Murton is also just one more 4-hit game away from tying the franchise record of 6, set by Taira Fujita in 1969 and Tomochika Tsuboi in 1999. The NPB record of 9 games was set by Masahiro Araki in 2004.
...Tomoaki Kanemoto played in his 1,700th consecutive game last night.
...Batting coach Yutaka Wada was fined 200,000 yen and given a stern warning for his interruption of / ejection from last night's game. Meanwhile, Keiichi Hirano was fined 50,000 yen and also given a stern warning.