Motonobu Tanishige played in his 2,831st game on Saturday and moved into a second place tie with Sadaharu Oh on the all-time list for games play. He moved into sole possession of second today. The NPB record of 3,017 is currently held by Katsuya Nomura.
Tanishige played in his first game on April 11, 1989.
1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami's next start could come on July 3 against Yomiuri at Koshien.