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Nippon Ham Fighters tie NPB record with 5 consecutive shutout victories

by on Jun.03, 2011 @ 10:00 pm, under NPB

The Nippon Ham Fighters tied an NPB record with their 5th consecutive shutout victory tonight (they blanked the Yakult Swallows 9-0).

The record was originally set by the Chunichi Dragons last season (between 7/16 and 7/20).

Date Starter Opp CG W/L IP NP BF H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK
6/3 Keppel, Bobby YAK 0 W 9.0 115 35 4 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
6/1 Darvish, Yu HAN 1 W 9.0 103 30 4 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0
5/31 Wolfe, Brian HAN 0 W 9.0 139 33 5 0 8 3 0 0 0 1 0
5/29 Takeda, Masaru HIR 0 W 9.0 134 35 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
5/28 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HIR 0 W 11.0 168 36 7 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 0

The Fighters pitching staff also extended their scoreless inning streak to 50 and are now just 2 innings away from tying the Pro Yakyu record set by Hanshin in 1942.