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[7/18/2013] Mazda All-Star Game 2013 News and Notes

by on Jul.18, 2013 @ 11:00 pm, under NPB

All-Star Game news and notes from July 18:

  • Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start Game 1 for the Pacific League.  Kenta Maeda will get the start for the Central League.  Source: Sponichi 7/18/2013
  • Shohei Otani will likely be used as both a pitcher and a position player in Game 1 -- he will enter the game in relief and then move to the outfield and get a trip to the plate.  Source: Sponichi 7/18/2013
  • Hideki Kuriyama is planning to use a lot of Rakuten players when the series moves to Fukushima for Game 3.  Toshiyuki Yanuki will get a chance to pitch at his home turf.  Source: Sponichi 7/18/2013