========== Practice Games ==========
Chiba Lotte Marines 1 - Seibu Lions 8
- The offense was hit three times, walked six times, and recorded three hits.
- The pitching staff allowed hits and walked six.
- Takuya Furuya started the game and gave up three runs on three hits over three innings of work. He gave up a three-run home run to Ryan Spilborghs in the 1st inning before settling down. He struck out five.
- Dicky Gonzalez entered the game in the 5th inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He gave up two hits and struck out two.
- Daichi Suzuki started at second and batted seventh. He hit a single to right in the 2nd and a single to left in the 4th.
- Takayuki Kishi entered the game in the 3rd and tossed two shutout innings while allowing one hit. He faced eight batters, topped out at 143km/h, and truck out two.
- Kazuhisa Ishii gave up a run over two innings of work.
Doosan (KBO) 5 - Rakuten Eagles 1
- Pitchers walked six and hit two.
- Brandon Duckworth started the game and tossed four shutout innings while allowing one hit. He struck out four, walked three, and hit one batter. Duckworth struggled with his control in the 1st inning but managed to get out of a bases loaded jam. He settled down in the 2nd.
- Jim Heuser entered the game in the 6th and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits, one walk, and one HBP. He struck out one.
- Koji Aoyama entered the game in the 9th and retired the side in order. He threw thirteen pitches and struck out two.
- Ryo Hijirisawa started in center and batted third. He went 2-for-4: G4, G1, single to left, single to left.
- Casey McGehee started at third and batted fifth. He went 0-for-3: G3, G5, F8