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[5/19/2013] Twenty-two home runs were hit on Saturday

by on May.19, 2013 @ 4:06 pm, under NPB

Twenty-two home runs were hit on Saturday.

Orix vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium - two (Orix two, Hiroshima none)

Rakuten vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome - two (Chunichi two, Rakuten none)

Softbank vs Hanshin at Koshien - seven (Softbank four, Hanshin three)

Nippon Ham vs Yokohama at Yokohama - three (Nippon Ham two, Yokohama one)

Seibu vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome - one (Yomiuri one, Seibu none)

Lotte vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium - seven (Lotte three, Yakult four)

Total - twenty-twenty (Pacific League eleven, Central League eleven)

This was the first time twenty or more home runs were hit in one game since June 29, 2010 (PL nine, CL seventeen) and the first time since the introduction of the new standard baseball.  The twenty-two home runs also broke the Inter-league record of twenty-one home runs in one day, set on May 21, 2005 (PL ten, CL eleven), June 1, 2005 (PL eleven, CL ten), and June 2, 2006 (PL six, CL fifteen).

Source: Sanspo 5/19/2013, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2013