- Takaaki Yokoyama became the third pitcher in franchise history on Saturday to record a victory on one pitch. The other two: Kenta Satake on October 7, 2008 and Hiroki Yamamura on August 25, 2011. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... Yokoyama also joined Ryohei Isaka (May 5, 2009) and Takahiro Shiomi (May 5, 2011) as the only players in franchise history to record victories in their first outing. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2014
Chiba Lotte Marines
- Yuki Karakawa will likely head to the bullpen with Yuta Omine getting another shot at starting rotation. Source: Sponichi 8/31/2014
Nippon Ham Fighters
- The Fighters won their tenth straight against the Chiba Lotte Marines on Saturday. They have gone on one other ten-or-more-game winning streak against one team in franchise history: eleven-game winning streak against Rakuten in 2006. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2014 ... The streak ended on Sunday with a loss.