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Yakult Swallows: March 25, 2012

by on Mar.26, 2012 @ 4:38 am, under NPB

Shingo Kawabata could end up batting fifth and starting at short during the season this year.

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The Swallows finished exhibition play with the best record for the first time in forty-one years.

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Masanori Ishikawa started a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Saturday and gave up a run on two hits over five innings of work.  He also threw fifty-seven pitches and struck out eight.

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Shohei Tateyama is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 28 before making his first start of the regular season during a three game series against the Hanshin Tigers (at Jingu) that begins on April 3.