Nippon Ham Fighters
Atsushi Ugumori hit home runs in three consecutive trips to the plate: he homered in his last two at bats on Thursday (vs Softbank at Yahoo Dome) and hit a home run in his first at bat on Sunday (vs Orix at Kyocera Dome).
Yuki Saito is currently slated to make a Ni-gun start against the Futures on August 4. Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2012
Mitsutaka Goto is one away from reaching the 1,000-hit milestone.
Masahiro Tanaka gave up five runs (three earned) over two innings of work on Sunday. That was his shortest outing since he made his debut on March 20, 2007: 1.2 IP, 6 R, 6 ER.