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Seibu Lions: March 8, 2012

by on Mar.08, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB

Today's practice game against the Orix Buffaloes at Hotto Motte Kobe (Lions 4 - Buffaloes 4): Tatsuya Oishi started the game and allowed four runs on six hits over four innings of work. [Sanspo] ... Hideto Asamura hit a two-run homer to left in the 2nd inning. [Seibu Lions]

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Shogo Akiyama returned to Tokyo (from Kobe) today because of some discomfort in his left hamstring.  He will begin workouts at Seibu 2 Stadium on Friday.

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Takeya Nakamura did not taking bating batting or fielding practice today after twisting his left ankle during an exhibition game against the Rakuten Eagles on Wednesday.  He did not play in today's practice game against the Orix Buffaloes, but is expected to play in the charity game on March 10.

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The Lions announced today that Kimiyasu Kudo will be a guest at Seibu Dome on April 7 (vs Softbank) and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.