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Nippon Ham, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: July 31, 2012

by on Aug.01, 2012 @ 12:09 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters announced on Tuesday that Naoki Miyanishi's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 2,980 grams, on Monday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Mitsutaka Goto became the 269th player in the NPB to reach the 1,000-hit milestone on Tuesday -- double off Seibu Lion Kazuhisa Ishii in the 1st inning.  Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2012

Rakuten Eagles

After Tuesday's game was called due to rain, Ginji popped out of the dugout to entertain fans with two head-first slides on the tarp.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takahiro Fujioka tossed a shutout inning against Ni-gun Yokohama today -- he allowed one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 145km/h.  He also told reporters that his right shoulder was feeling fine.  Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2012