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Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: May 2013

by on Jun.06, 2013 @ 2:42 pm, under NPB

The Central League and Pacific League announced the winners of Sky Perfect's Walk-off Award for May.

Kazuhiro Hatakeyama, Yakult Swallows

May 17 vs Lotte at Jingu.  Down 5-2.  Bottom of the 9th, bases loaded and no out, Hatakeyama hit a homer for the first walk-off grand slam of his career.

Hideto Asamura, Seibu Lions

May 31 vs Yakult at Seibu Dome.  Scored tied 1-1.  Bottom of the 9th, runners on first and third and two out, Asamura hit a three-run home run to left.  For Asamura, it was his second home run in as many trips to the plate (first two-homer game of his career), the second walk-off home run of his career (June 24, 2011), and the second game since he moved into the four hole.