Hiroki Kokubo became the forty-sixth player to reach the 2,000 game milestones. He played his first game was on April 9, 1994. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2012
Hideki Okajima allowed his first run (unearned) of the season in his twenty-seventh appearance of the year.
Nobuhiko Matsunaka played in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi today (started at DH, batted third) and went 0-for-4. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2012
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One day after tossing a complete game victory (108 pitches), Yuki Karakawa told reporters today that he felt no tightness in his right shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2012