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CL News and Notes: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) has hit 3 homers in his last 4 games

by on Aug.17, 2011 @ 3:34 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

An article about a police report being filed against Tomoaki Kanemoto for threatening an acquaintance will be published in the Shukan Bunshun that hits newsstands tomorrow.  According to various news updates, the article in question claims that an investment company president filed a police report when Kanemoto started issuing threats to get his investment money back.

Kanemoto, via the Tigers, said, "The article is completely groundless and I think the truth will be revealed sooner or later.  I can firmly say that I have done nothing wrong.  I will take the appropriate measures to deal with this right away."

Team president Nobuo Minami also told reporters that the club confirmed the facts with Kanemoto and with Kanemoto's lawyer and didn't think there was anything to the story, other than an invalid police report.

Yomiuri Giants

Yuya Kubo extended his (and now also the franchise's) scoreless appearances streak to 20 games tonight.

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien hit another homer tonight and now has 3 in his last 4 games.

Hiroshima Carp

The Ni-gun Carp tied a Western League record today by dropping their 16th straight game.  The streak began on 7/2 and also includes 5 ties.  The Carp actual also set the original record back in 1961.