========== Practice Games ==========
Hanshin Tigers 10 - Seibu Lions 1
- Daiki Enokida started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He allowed one hit.
- Kazuhito Futagami relieved Enokida and gave up one hit over three shutout innings. He struck out three.
- Tsuyoshi Nishioka started at second and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-3. In the 1st inning, he reached based on an E6, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out, and three batters later scored on a sac fly by Murton.
- Kosuke Fukudome batted third. He went 0-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.
- Matt Murton collected two sac flies: sac fly to center with bases loaded and one out in the 1st inning; and sac fly to right with runners on second and third and no out in the 3rd inning.
- Brooks Conrad started at third and batted sixth. He went 2-for-3 with three RBI: RBI double to right in the 1st and a two-run homer to right in the 3rd inning.
- Hayata Ito started in right and batted seventh. He collected three hits and two RBI: single to right in the 3rd, RBI double to right in the 5th, RBI single to right in the 7th.
- Toshihiro Iwao started the game and gave up six runs over three innings of work.
- Yusei Kikuchi tossed a shutout inning in relief. He allowed one hit and topped out at 150km/h.
- Hideto Asamura started at third and batted fifth. He went 2-for-3. He committed an error in the 7th.
Source: Sanspo 3/3/2013, Nikkan Sports 3/3/3013, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2013, Nikkan Sports 3/3/2013, Daily Sports 3/3/2013, Daily Sports 3/3/2013, Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sanspo 3/4/2013, Sponichi 3/4/2013, NIkkan Sports 3/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2013
Chiba Lotte Marines 0 - Orix Buffaloes 2
- Takahiro Fujioka started the game and tossed four shutout innings while allowing three hits.
- Shun Tono started the game and tossed three shutout innings. He allowed one hit and topped out at 144km/h.
Orix Buffaloes 1 - Hanshin Tigers 1
- 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami started the game and tossed two shutout innings.
- Minoru Iwata relieved Fujinami and gave up a run on three hits over three innings of work.
Chiba Lotte Marines 1 - Seibu Lions 2
- Masatomo Uematsu entered the game in the 4th and tossed four shutout innings while allowing two hits.
Source: Sponichi 3/3/2013