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[5/30/2014] Softbank Hawks, Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.30, 2014 @ 11:46 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuki Yoshimura hit a home run against the Yokohama Bay Stars on Thursday and became the twenty-eighth player in NPB history to hit at least one home run against every team in the NPB, first since Ryoji Aikawa on June 5, 2013.  Yoshimura has also hit a home run from every spot in the line-up (accomplished in 2009).  He is the first player to achieve both feats. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/30/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Kazuhito Tadano joined Ichi-gun workouts on Friday.  The Fighters are planning to use Tadano in relief. Source: Sponichi 5/30/2014
  • Yuki Saito's next start at Ni-gun could come during a two-game series against Yokohama that begins on June 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/30/2014
  • Kensuke Kondo hit his first career grand slam on Thursday against the Yakult Swallows.  At twenty-years and nine months, he became the youngest player in franchise history to achieve the feat.  The previous record of twenty-one years and one month was set by Isao Harimoto on August 13, 1961. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/30/2014