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[7/6/2013] Yomiuri, Hanshin, Yokohama

by on Jul.06, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tetsuya Utsumi recorded his forty-first Tokyo Dome victory on Friday and moved into a fourth place tie with Hiromi Makihara on the franchise's all-time list.

Source: Sanspo 7/6/2013


The two through five hitters (Yoshiyuki Kamei, Hayato Sakamoto, Yoshinobu Takahashi, Shuichi Murata) combined to hit five home runs on Friday. ... Takahashi connected for his thirty-second home run out of the clean-up spot (first since August 21, 2011 vs Yakult). ... The five home runs in one game was a first for the Giants since six were hit on August 26, 2010 vs Chunichi. ... The last time the three through five hitters each hit a home run was on October 6, 2011 vs Yokohama (Hisayoshi Chono, Shinnosuke Abe, Alex Ramirez).  The last time all three players were Japanese was on August 14, 2002 vs Yakult (Abe, Hideki Matsui, and Akira Eto).

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takashi Toritani played in his 1,250th consecutive game today and moved into a third place tie with Hideki Matsui on the all-time list.

Source: Sponichi 7/6/2013


Daiki Kiyohara will most likely receive about 60,000 yen in extra salary for his one day on the active roster on Thursday -- according to the rules, players on the active roster must make at least fifteen million yen, but since Kiyohara is only making six million, the team is required the pay the difference (fifteen million minus six million multiplied by 150 days in a season).

Source: Sanspo 7/6/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Through Friday, the Bay Stars were 0-12-1 over their last thirteen games at Tokyo Dome.  Including other rural road games against the Giants over the same period: 0-16-2.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2013, Daily Sports 7/6/2013

The Bay Stars snapped both losing streaks tonight with their 4-3 victory over the Giants at Tokyo Dome.