Norichika Aoki (YAK) went 3-for-4 last night and now has 196 hits on the year. This marked the 64th time this season that Aoki collected two or more hits in a game. That ties an NPB record that was originally set by him in 2006. Aoki also managed to extend his hitting streak to 19 games.
Aoki told reporters after the game that he ultimately had his eye set on breaking 210 hits, the current NPB record that was set by Ichiro Suzuki in 1994.
For those wondering, Matt Murton (HAN) has collected 2 more hits in a game 61 times so far this year.