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Sky Perfect’s Walk-off Award: June 2013

by on Jul.05, 2013 @ 1:47 pm, under NPB

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

Matt Murton, Hanshin Tigers

June 9 vs Lotte at Koshien.  Down 3-2.  Bottom of the 9th, runner on first and no out.  Murton hit a walk-off home run to left off closer Naoya Masuda.  It was his second walk-off home run of the month.

Shinji Takahashi, Orix Buffaloes

June 28 vs Rakuten at Kyocera Dome.  Down 2-1.  Bottom of the 9th, bases loaded, two out.  Takahashi entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Kazunao Yamamoto and drove an 0-1 pitch over the right-fielder's head for a walk-off, two-run double.  It was the first pinch-hit, come-from-behind walk-off hit of the season in the PL.  It was the third walk-off hit of Takahashi's career, first since 2008.