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CL News and Notes: September 11, 2011

by on Sep.12, 2011 @ 1:39 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

Saturday's Ni-gun game against Hiroshima:

Naoto Tsuru started the game and gave up a run on 6 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings of work.  Ryota Arai hit a solo homer in the 2nd inning.

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants picked up their first 1-0 victory since 6/7/2010 on Saturday.  Alex Ramirez was responsible for the lone Yomiuri run.  The last 1-0 game the Giants won where the run was scored on a homer: 6/11/2008 vs Nippon Ham Fights - Ramirez homered off Yu Darvish.

Ramirez also tied the franchise record for foreign players that homered in a 1-0 victory with 2.  The others: Dave Johnson (2 in 1975) and Jack Howell (2 in 1995).