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[5/5/2013] Yomiuri, Hiroshima, Hanshin

by on May.05, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Through Saturday, in bases loaded situations, Hisayoshi Chono was 18-for-44 with forty-one RBI over his career.

Source: Sponichi 5/5/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Kurihara will be taken off the active roster because of his struggles at the plate.

Source: Daily Sports 5/5/2013

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Ryosuke Kikuchi broke a mini-camera connected to the home plate ump's mask when he fouled off an inside and up pitch during his at bat in the 6th inning on Saturday.  The camera belonged to Nippon TV and cost about 300,000 yen.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Arai brothers have homered in the same game three times: July 29, 2012 vs Yokohama; August 12, 2012 vs Hiroshima; and May 5, 2013 vs Yakult.

Source: Daily Sports 5/5/2013

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Hiroki Uemoto took outdoor batting practice on Saturday for the first time since injuring his left ankle (anterior talofibular ligament injury) on February 26.  He took sixty-seven swings (against a pitching machine and a live arm) and collected twenty-four could-be hits.

Uemoto is still not able to run at full speed.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2013

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Takumi Akiyama hurt his leg while running the bases during a game against Hiroshima at Koshien on April 29 and was taken off the active roster the following day.  The media learned on Saturday that he suffered a strain in his right hamstring.

Source: Sanspo 5/5/2013