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[7/25/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jul.25, 2013 @ 6:44 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shinnosuke Abe recorded his 145th Tokyo Dome home run on Wednesday and moved into a first place tie with teammate Michihiro Ogasawara.

Through Wednesday, the Giants have hit 1,991 home runs at Tokyo Dome.

Source: Sponichi 7/25/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto's loss at Nagoya Dome on Wednesday was his first since September 27, 2009 (vs Hanshin).  It ended a streak of eight games without a loss.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/25/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Ryota Arai joined Hal Breeden (1977), Koichi Tabuchi (1978), and Makoto Imaoka (2005) as the only players in franchise history to blast three grand slams in one season.

Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2013, Sports Hochi 7/25/2013

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Blaine Boyer got his hair cut during the All-Star break.

Source: Sanspo 7/25/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Daisuke Miura 5-0 in seven starts against Chunichi Dragon Masahiro Yamamoto.

Source: Sponichi 7/25/2013