=== Practice Games ===
Chiba Lotte Marines @ Rakuten Eagles
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- LOT: Yoshihisa Naruse started the game and gave up a run on three hits over two innings of work. He struck out three.
- LOT: Ikuhiro Kiyota hit a three-run home run in the 7th.
- LOT: Kei Hosoya hit a grand slam in the 7th.
- LOT: 2nd round draft pick Yuta Yoshida hit a three-run home run off Yasunori Kikuchi in the 8th inning.
- LOT: The offense scored thirteen runs on seventeen hits.
- RAK: Takero Okajima got the start in center and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-4: 3B8, G6, G6.
- RAK: Ginji was the starting third baseman. He batted third and went 0-for-3: SF8, Ks, G5.
- RAK: Andruw Jones was the starting designated hitter. He batted clean-up and went 0-for-3: Kl, Fo2, F7.
- RAK: Kevin Youkilis started at first and batted fifth. He went 2-for-2: 1B8, 1B7.
Yakult Swallows @ Softbank Hawks
- SOF: Kazuyuki Hoashi started the game and gave up a run over three innings.
- SOF: Tadashi Settsu tossed two shutout innings. He allowed three hits and walked one.
- SOF: Sho Iwasaki relieved Settsu and surrendered four runs in two innings of work.
- SOF: Nao Higashihama entered the game in the 8th and did not allow a run or a hit over two innings of work. He walked one, struck out two, and topped out at 143km/h.
- YAK: The offense scored five runs on twelve hits.
- YAK: Lastings Milledge started in left and batted clean-up. He went 3-for-3 with a walk in his last at bat.
- YAK: Naomichi Nishiura got the start at short and batted ninth. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
- YAK: Ryosuke Morioka went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Doosan (KBO) @ Seibu Lions
- Fumikazu Kimura started in right and batted seventh. With runners on first and third and one out in the 4th, he recorded an RBI single to left.
- Cody Ransom made the starting line-up at third batted sixth. He went 0-for-2.
LG (KBO) @ Nippon Ham Fighters
- Mitsuo Yoshikawa topped out at 145km/h and gave up two home runs.
- Yuki Saito threw fifty-two pitches and topped out at 142km/h.
- Yuya Taniguchi hit a three-run home run in the 8th.
- Juan Miranda got the start at first and batted third. He went 1-for-3.
- Haruki Nishikawa started at second and batted second. He went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the 8th.
- Sho Nakata was the starting third baseman. He went 1-for-3.
Nexen (KBO) @ Yokohama Bay Stars
- The pitching staff allowed seventeen runs to score on nineteen hits.
- Kazuki Mishima started the game and pitched three innings. He gave up six runs on eight hits.
- Daisuke Miura entered the game in the 4th and retired the side in order in his one inning of work.
- Hisanori Takahashi entered the game in the 5th and gave up four runs on four hits over an inning of work.
- Yasushi Kamiuchi allowed three runs in one inning.
- Yujo Kitagata gave up four runs on three hits in one inning.
Ni-gun: Hiroshima Carp @ Yomiuri Giants
- Tetsuya Matsumoto got the start in center and batted lead-off. He went 1-for-3.
Source: Yomiuri report
Ni-gun: JX-ENEOS (Industrial League) 2 - Softbank Hawks 2
- Shingo Tatsumi started the game and threw three shutout innings.
Source: Softbank report