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[5/20/2013] Nippon Ham, Softbank

by on May.21, 2013 @ 12:18 am, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hiroshi Kisanuki won his start against the Yomiuri Giants on Monday and became the twelfth pitcher in NPB history to record victories against twelve NPB teams.

Victories against thirteen NPB teams (Kintetsu, Rakuten): Kimiyasu Kudo, Toshiya Sugiuchi.

Victories against twelve NPB teams (before Inter-league play): Osamu Nomura, Masaaki Koga, Kazuhiro Takeda.

Victories against twelve NPB teams (after Inter-league play): Ken Kadokura, Masato Yoshii, Yasutomo Kubo, Shugo Fujii, Kazuhisa Ishii, Seth Greisinger, Kisanuki.

Source: Daily Sports 5/20/2013, Daily Sports 5/20/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani threw twenty pitches off the mound at Sapporo Dome on Monday.  He then moved to the bullpen and threw another fifty-six pitches.

Source: Sanspo 5/20/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks played Monday's game with the roof open at YafuOku Dome (for the first time this season).  The roof will be opened again during a game against Yakult on June 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/20/2013

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Team chairman Sadaharu Oh turned seventy-three on Monday.