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CL News and Notes: Kenta Kurihara drives in his 500th run of his career

by on May.05, 2011 @ 12:27 am, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Hiromitsu Ochiai isn't too worried about losing to the Yakult Swallows and told reporters (perhaps in jest) it wouldn't matter if his team lost all their games against the Swallows, so long as they won games against other teams (in other words, it's 144-game season and it's important to keep your eye on the big picture).

Yomiuri Giants

Michihiro Ogasawara went 1-for-3 today and is now 1 hit away from 2,000.

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Kurihara picked up his 500th RBI in today's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  The RBI came in the 5th inning when Kurihara hit a single to left (off Takayuki Shinohara) with a runner on third and no out.