Possible Starters for Game 6
Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri) vs Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten)
Takahiro Norimoto was in the bullpen for Game 4 and pitched in relief in Game 5. Masahiro Tanaka was lined up to start Game 6 once Wataru Karashima was named the Game 5 starter. If the series goes seven, Manabu Mima might be ok to start the game.
Source: Sports Hochi 10/31/2013
Andruw Jones is the fourth player to hit home runs in both the World Series and the Nippon Series. The other three: Johnny Logan with the Milwaukee Braves and Nankai Hawks; Roy White with the New York Yankees and Yomiuri Giants; and Hideki Matsui with the Yomiuri Giants and New York Yankees.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2013
Yu Darvish was a guest commentator for Nippon TV's broadcast of Game 4. He met Masahiro Tanaka before the game.
Source: Tokyo Sports 10/31/2013
Scott Mathieson picked up a win on Wednesday and became just the fifth foreign pitcher in franchise history to record a Nippon Series win. The other three: Clyde Wright (1976, Game 5, starter), Darrell May (2000, Game 6, starter), Dicky Gonzalez (2009, Game 1, starter), Wirfin Obispo (2009, Game 3, starter).
Source: Sanspo 10/31/2013
TV Ratings for Game 4
Sendai Region: average - 40.3%, peak - 49.5%
Kanto Region: average - 20.3%, peak - 30.1%