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[9/18/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters, Seibu Lions, Softbank Hawks, Rakuten Eagles

by on Sep.18, 2013 @ 7:49 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters

The Fighters will be mathematically eliminated from any chance at a first place finish this season if Rakuten beats Softbank and the Fighters drop their game against the Lions tonight.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013

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Shohei Otani could get two more starts before the end of the season.

Source: Daily Sports 9/18/2013

Otani threw eighty pitches, mostly fastballs, in the bullpen today.  He also did some base-running exercises and took some batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013

Seibu Lions

Takayuki Kishi won his tenth game of the season on Tuesday and joined Kazuhisa Inao, Fumiya NIshiguchi, and Daisuke Matsuzaka as the only pitchers in franchise history to record double-digit victories six or more times within the first seven years of their careers.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yasushiro, Kumamoto might be willing to modify the names of some of their major landmarks to include the team's name if the organization selects their city as the new home for their farm system.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Up until the grand slam on Tuesday, Casey McGehee was 0-for-11 with two sac flies, one walk, and five RBI in fourteen trips to the plate with the bases loaded.

Source: Sponichi 9/18/2013

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Hiromichi Fujiwara's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy weighing 3,900 grams, on the 17th.

Source: official announcement