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PL News and Notes: Kazuo Matsui records 400 career doubles (NPB + MLB)

by on May.01, 2011 @ 1:39 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Toshiya Sugiuchi took the loss in yesterday's game against the Chiba Lotte Marines.  It was his first loss at QVC Marine since 7/18/2003.

Seibu Lions

The Lions announced that a new ice cream flavor, called Victory Parfait and "produced" by Yasuyuki Kataoka, will be added to the Baskin Robbins menu at Seibu Dome.

Nippon Ham Fighters

With their victory yesterday, the Fighters became the first team in the NPB to record 10 victories this season.

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui recorded his 400th career double yesterday (276 in the NPB + 124 in the MLB).  The double came in the 7th inning off Makoto Yoshino (Orix).

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Takahiro Shiomi took part in pre-game practice at Kleenex Stadium yesterday.  This was the first time Shiomi worked out with the Ichi-gun this season.