========== Practice Games ==========
KIA (KBO) 2 - Yakult Swallows 3
- Kyohei Muranaka started the game and tossed three shutout innings while allowing one hit. He threw thirty-nine pitches, topped out at 145km/h, and struck out four.
- 2nd round draft pick Yasuhiro Ogawa relieved Muranaka and tossed two shutout innings. He gave up one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 148km/h.
- 4th round draft pick Masaya Emura gave up a run (unearned) over two innings of work. He struck out three and walked one.
- Tetsuto Yamada started at short and batted ninth. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Samsung (KBO) 0 - Rakuten Eagles 8
- The offense scored eight runs on twelve hits.
- Kenji Tomura started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up two hits, walked two, and topped out at 143km/h.
- 2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto relived Tomura and did not allow a run over three innings of work. He gave up one hit, struck out three, and topped out at 148km/h.
- Jim Heuser tossed two shutout innings in relief.
- Yusuke Kosai started at first and batted third. He collected three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs.
- Andruw Jones was the starting DH and batted clean-up. He went 2-for-2. He drove in the first run of the game when he hit a double down the third base line with a runner on first and two out in the 1st inning.