PL News and Notes: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) started on 5 days of rest for just the 2nd time in his career
For the Lions' next round of Inter-league Old Timers Pre-Game Ceremonial At Bat at Seibu Dome:
vs Yomiuri Giants: 5/31 - Kazunori Shinozuka will face Tomio Watanabe; 5/29 - Daisuke Motoki will face Tetsuya Shiozaki.
vs Hiroshima Carp: 6/8 - Mitsuo Tatsukawa will face Yoshitaka Katori; 6/9 - Takehiko Kobayakawa will face Kimiyasu Kudo.
Chiba Lotte Marines
Yoshihisa Naruse started a game at Koshien Stadium last night for the first time since the 2003 Spring Koshien Tournament (when he was a member of Yokohama High School).
Masahiro Tanaka started last night's game on 5 days of rest. The last and only other time Tanaka started a game on 5 days of rest since turning pro: 8/27/2009 vs Seibu.