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CL News and Notes: Kenjiro Nomura (HIR) watches the game from the clubhouse

by on Jun.29, 2011 @ 3:10 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Matt Murton collected his 7th modasho (3 or more hits) yesterday and now has 70 hits (on pace for 187).  Last season, Murton had 24 modasho and finished with 214 hits.

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Craig Brazell recorded his first 4-hit and 2-homer game of the season last night (4-for-4 with 2 homers, a double, and 4 RBI).

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants played their first game in Koriyama last night since 6/7/1988 (vs Yakult).

Yakult Swallows

Yuki Shichijo made his Ichi-gun debut yesterday and beat the Yomiuri Giants.  That makes him the first pitcher in franchise history to debut, start, and win against the Giants.

Hiroshima Carp

Kenjiro Nomura watched the game on the TV located in the clubhouse at Toyama Stadium yesterday.  He also watched over the team during pre-game practice.  Fielding / base-running coach Shinji Ko was selected to manage the team (he'll also manage the team today).

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yuta Naito knocked out the CL's first grand slam of the season last night.  He also had one of the best games of his career, going 3-for-4 with 6 RBI.