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Nippon Ham Fighters: Masaru Takeda to get opening day start

by on Feb.25, 2013 @ 11:08 pm, under NPB

The Fighters and Hideki Kuriyama announced today that Masaru Takeda will get the opening day start this year.

The also posted list this list of their last nine opening day starters:

Date Pitcher Opponent Score Venue
2004/3/27 Kanemura, Satoru Osaka Kintetsu ●2-6 Osaka Dome
2005/3/26 Mirabal, Carlos Fukuoka Softbank ●1-3 Yahoo Dome
2006/3/25 Kanemura, Satoru Rakuten ○3-1 Sapporo Dome
2007/3/24 Darvish, Yu Chiba Lotte △4-4 Chiba Marine
2008/3/20 Darvish, Yu Chiba Lotte ○1-0 Sapporo Dome
2009/4/3 Darvish, Yu Rakuten ●1-3 Sapporo Dome
2010/3/20 Darvish, Yu Fukuoka Softbank ●3-5 Sapporo Dome
2011/4/12 Darvish, Yu Saitama Seibu ●3-12 Sapporo Dome
2012/3/30 Saito, Yuki Saitama Seibu ○9-1 Sapporo Dome

Source: official announcement