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[9/26/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 3:28 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Kentaro Nishimura set a new franchise record with forty-two saves.  He will also pick up his first save title -- Chunichi Dragon Hitoki Iwase is in second with thirty-six saves and five games left on the schedule.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers will finish the season with a losing record at Koshien Stadium for the second year in a row.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Ryosuke Kikuchi recorded his 497th assist on Thursday night in a game against the Chunichi Dragons and set a new NPB record for second baseman.  The previous record of 496 was set by Masahiro Araki in 2005.

Source: Sponichi 9/26/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

The Bay Stars recorded their sixtieth victory of the year on Thursday.  It was the first time they reached sixty wins in a season since they won seventy-one in 2007.  Yokohama also clinched their first winning season against Hanshin in nine years.

Takayuki Kajitani hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate.  His second home run of the night, hit in the 8th off Ryoma Mtsuda, was the franchise's 7,000th.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013