Kazuki Yoshimi had a perfect game going when he gave up a lead-off single to Kenta Kurihara (HIR) in the top of the 8th.
Shota Dobayashi made his Ichi-gun debut on opening day (at third batting seventh) and picked up his first career hit, a double to left, in his last at bat in the 8th inning.
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Alex Ramirez entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 9th and helped send the game into extra innings by tying the score 4-4 with an RBI single to left.
Norihiro Nakamura is still having some problems with his left knee but told reporters on Thursday now was not the time to be complaining of pain.