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[6/13/2013] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jun.13, 2013 @ 6:01 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shuichi Murata batted ninth on Wednesday for the first time since 2005.

Source: Daily Sports 6/13/2013

Hanshin Tigers

By winning Wednesday's game, the Tigers secured their first above-.500 Inter-league record since 2008.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/13/2013


Matt Murton hit his first home run off Nippon Ham on Wednesday.  He now has eight Inter-league home runs over his career.  Murton has against every PL team except for Rakuten.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/13/2013


Blaine Boyer will likely pitch in one or two more Ni-gun games before he gets called up.

Source: Sanspo 6/13/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

At thirty-nine years and five months, Daisuke Miura set new franchise highs for oldest player to record a shutout (previous record of thirty-nine years and one month was set by Masaaki Koyama on August 30, 1973) and oldest player to record a complete game (previous record of thirty-nine years and two months was set by Ienari Arimura on September 28, 1953).

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/13/2013

Miura is responsible for throwing four of the team's eight shutout victories over the last five years.

Source: Sponichi 6/13/2013