The Yomiuri Giants Clutch Hero Award for August goes to Shuichi Murata (determined by fan balloting).
August 3, vs Hanshin: down two-runs in the 2nd inning, he got the offense started with a lead-off home run to right. Down a run with runners on first and second and one out in the 6th, he tied the game at three with a double to left. The Giants went on to win the game 4-3. [official announcement - box score]