Shinjiro Hiyama picked up a pitch-hit RBI single in yesterday's against the Yokohama Bay Stars. That gives him 86 career pinch-hit RBIs, good for a third place tie with Akinobu Mayumi on the franchise all-time list.
The Tigers' three mascots (ToLucky, Lucky, and Keyta) met with fans at Awaji Stadium before yesterday's Ni-gun game against Chunichi.
The Giants failed to record their first series sweep at Nagoya Dome last night since 2009 (8/25 - 8/27).
Yokohama Bay Stars
The Bay Stars recorded their first 3-game series sweep since they swept the Hiroshima Carp in 2009 (7/14 - 7/16 at Mazda Stadium). It was also their first 3-game series sweep of the Hanshin Tigers since 2008 (8/15 - 8/17 at Kyocera Dome).
Incidentally, the longest winning streak the Bay Stars have had over the last 5 years was 6 games in 2006 (6/24 - 7/1) and 2007 (6/19 - 6/26).
FYI: the Bay Stars finished 51-93-0 in 2009; 48-94-2 in 2008; 71-72-1 in 2007; and 58-84-4 in 2006.