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[9/8/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.08, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants were first to clinch spots to the Climax Series in 2009, 2012, and 2013.

Source: Sponichi 9/8/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Shintaro Fujinami lost at Koshien for the first time in seventeen games -- 9-0 in nine high school games and 5-0 in seven NPB games.

Fujinami gave up two home runs in Saturday's game at Koshien.  It was the first time he ever game up two home runs in one game at Koshien in his career (including high school ball).

Source: Sanspo 9/8/2013

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The Tigers could hold a retirement ceremony for Shinjiro Hiyama on October 5.

Source: Sanspo 9/8/2013

Hiyama merchandise has been selling extremely well at the Hanshin Department store since his retirement press conference.

Source: Sponichi 9/8/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata recorded the 100th victory of his managerial career tonight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/8/2013