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2011 All-Star Game News and Notes: July 21, 2011

by on Jul.21, 2011 @ 10:03 pm, under NPB

The starting pitchers for Game 1 of the All-Star series (Nagoya Dome @ 18:05) have been announced as follows:

Central League - Hitoki Iwase (Chunichi Dragons)

Pacific League - Hayato Terahara (Orix Buffaloes)


Tetsuya Utsumi told reporters the first pitch he throws during the All-Star series will be a fastball.  He will probably pitch in Game 3 of the series.


Yuki Saito may get to pitch in both Game 1 and Game 3 of the All-Star series.  If he does, he'll become the first "starter" to do so since Hideo Nomo in 1990.


The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning on inviting 100 earthquake/tsunami survivors (children and their guardian) from Asahi, Chiba to Game 2 of the All-Star series (QVC Marine @ 14:00).  The Lotte player's association will provide for the tickets while the team will pay for transportation.