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CL News and Notes: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) homers in four straight

by on Aug.19, 2011 @ 12:42 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Tomoaki Kanemoto hit his 456th career homer tonight, his second home run in as many games, and moved into an 11th place tie with Masahiro Doi on the All-time list


Matt Murton was held out of the starting line-up tonight.  No reason was given, but it may have something to do with him being hitless in his last 10 trips to the plate.

Murton was used off the bench as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th and grounded into a 6-4-3 double play.

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien homered in his 4th straight game and now has 5 in his last 6 games and 24 on the season.  10 of Balentien's homers have also come against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Hiroshima Carp

Kenjiro Nomura notched his 100th career managerial victory today.

Yokohama Bay Stars

The fans are still continuing with their shouts for Takao Obana to quit.