=== Practice Games ===
Chiba Lotte Marines @ Hanshin Tigers
- Game called after the top of the 6th due to rain.
- LOT: Yuki Karakawa started the game and allowed a run on three hits and three walks over four innings.
- HAN: Shintaro Fujinami started the game and gave up a run on three hits and two walks over three innings of work. He faced fourteen hitters and struck out four.
- HAN: 6th round draft pick Suguru Iwazaki entered the game in the 4th and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up three hits and struck out three. Iwazaki put runners on second and third with one out in the 6th then struck out Daichi Suzuki swinging and pinch-hitter Chad Huffman looking.
- HAN: Ryota Arai hit a solo home run off Yuki Karakawa in the 2nd.
Orix Buffaloes @ Seibu Lions
- Game was called after four innings due to rain.
- ORI: Brandon Dickson started the game and tossed two shutout innings and allowed one hit.
- ORI: Kei Igawa entered the game in the 3rd and retired the side in order. He struck out two.
- ORI: Naotaka Takehara recorded two hits, including a solo home run off Yusei Kikuchi.
- SEI: Yusei Kikuchi started the game and gave up a run (earned) on three hits and a walk over three innings of work. He threw forty-nine pitches, struck out one, and topped out at 148km/h.
- SEI: Taiki Nakago relieved Kikuchi and tossed a shutout inning. He gave up two hits.
Hiroshima Carp @ Nippon Ham Fighters
- HIR: Yusuke Nomura started the game and surrendered two runs on four hits and two walks over two innings of work. He was supposed to go three innings, but left after two because he threw fifty-eight pitches. He struck out four.
- HIR: 2nd round draft pick Allen Kuri entered the game in the 4th and did not allow a run over 2.2 innings of work. He gave up two hits, struck out two, and walked none.
- HIR: Kila Ka'aihue started at first and batted clean-up. He went 0-for-3: F4, K, K.
- HIR: Brad Eldred got the start in left and batted sixth. He went 0-for-3: Ks, F8, G5.
- HAM: Otani topped out at 156km/h. He left the game after taking a batted ball off the area near his right buttock with the bases loaded and two out in the 5th.
- HAM: Crotta topped out at 155km/h. He threw ten pitches, all fastballs, and hit 150km/h or higher nine times.
- HAM: Dai-Kang Yoh started in center and batted lead-off. He went 2-for-2: BB (SB), BB, 1B7, 1B9.
- HAM: Keiji Obiki got the start at short and batted second. He went 2-for-4: Ks, 1B6, G4, SH, 1B8 one RBI (CS).
- HAM: Sho Nakata started at third and batted clean-up. He went 1-for-3: G3, F4, 1B8.
- HAM: 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka made the starting line-up in right and batted ninth. He went 1-for-3: G4, F8, BB, 1B8 (SB).
Source: Nippon Ham report, Sanspo 3/1/2014, Daily Sports 3/1/2014, Sports Hochi 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/2/2014