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Chunichi, Yomiuri, Hanshin, Hiroshima: July 12, 2012

by on Jul.12, 2012 @ 5:14 pm, under NPB

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Araki will likely require about two weeks for a full recovery from a left hamstring strain.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/12/2012

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe was left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday for the first time since May 6 (vs Hanshin).  Reason: rest and because he was hit by a pitch on the right sid eof his back on Tuesday.  Source: Sponichi 7/12/2012

Hanshin Tigers

Kazuhito Futagami could make his first career Ichi-gun start on July 15 against Yakult.  Source: Sanspo 7/12/2012

Hiroshima Carp

Takeru Imamura has not allowed a run over his last eighteen appearances (seventeen innings).

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Kenta Maeda's victory on Wednesday snapped a personal four-game losing streak (over five starts) against the Yomiuri Giants.  It was his first Yomiuri win since August 6, 2010.

He also became the first pitcher in franchise history to record a victory and drive in the game-winning run against the Giants since Ken Takahashi on April 8, 2001.  Source: Sponichi 7/12/2012