Takahiro Arai went 1-for-3 tonight and is now just 1 hit away from 1,500.
Yasutomo Kubo's next start could come on 8/5 vs Yakult (Kyocera Dome).
The Tigers have a tough time beating: pitchers they've faced for the first time (3-8), foreign pitchers (5-11), and left-handed pitchers (13-16-1).
The Swallows became the first team in the CL to 40 games tonight.
Yokohama Bay Stars
The Bay Stars added Ikusei pitcher Yuki Kuniyoshi to the 70-man roster today and assigned him the number 65 (from the number 111). 2011 Ni-gun Stats: 5 G, 0-2, 17.1 IP, 16 H, 10 BB, 12 SO, 8 R, 5 ER, 2.60 ERA.