Nobuhiro Matsuda's streak of playing in every inning of every game ended at 242 on Friday (began on September 18, 2010). Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 8/4/2012
Nippon Ham Fighters
Astunori Inaba collected two doubles on Friday night and tied Tetsuharu Kawakami for ninth place on the All-time list with 408 career doubles.
At 0-6-1, the Eagles are the only team in either league that has not won a game after the All-Star break.
Chiba Lotte Marines
Yoshihisa Naruse's streak of quality starts this season ended at seventeen on Friday night against the Orix Buffaloes: 7 IP, 110 NP, 30 BF, 8 H, 2 HR, 5 SO, 1 BB, 6 R, 6 ER.