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Nippon Ham, Orix: April 26, 2012

by on Apr.26, 2012 @ 11:57 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hideki Kuriyama celebrated his fifty-first birthday today.

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Okada tweaked his left hamstring during his fourth at bat in the 8th inning tonight and was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a double to left.  Okada had the area iced down after he was removed from the game.  He will most likely be examined at a hospital on Friday.

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Hayato Terahara started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today and tossed six shutout innings while allowing four hits.  It was Terahara's first outing since he was taken off the active roster on April 7 with lower back pain.

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Kei Igawa is scheduled to make his third Ni-gun start on May 1 (vs Hanshin at Koshien).  For Igawa, it will be his first game at Koshien since October 8, 2006.