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[7/16/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers

by on Jul.16, 2013 @ 6:10 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants will end the first half in first place for the thirty-third time in franchise history.

Source: Sanspo 7/16/2013

Or thirty-second time, according to Sponichi.

Source: Sponichi 7/16/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Shinjiro Hiyama picked up his 154th pinch-hit hit on Monday and moved into a second place tie with Itsuki Asai on the all-time list.

Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2013

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Takahiro Arai is 3-for-12 against Yomiuri Giant Toshiya Sugiuchi this season.  All three hits have been home runs.

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The Tigers and Giants played each other for the first time on July 15, 1936.

Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2013