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Hanshin Tigers: July 18, 2010

by on Jul.18, 2010 @ 1:25 pm, under NPB

...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.