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[9/1/2014] Rakuten Eagles, Seibu Lions, Orix Buffaloes

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 1:29 am, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kazuo Matsui has hit thirty-two NPB (23) + MLB (9) lead-off home runs over his career.  The twenty-three lead-off home runs in the NPB is good for sole possession of eighth on the all-time list in Japan. On Sunday, he became the first player to record a lead-off home run and a walk-off in the same game since Takayuki Shimizu on June 4, 2006. Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2014 ... Shimizu recorded a walk-off sac fly. Matsui hit a walk-off single to center. The last player to record a lead-off home run and walk-off hit in the same game was Alonzo Powell on October 13, 1993. Source: Sonichi 9/1/2014 ... Matsui notched his 170th career modasho on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2014

Seibu Lions

Orix Buffaloes

  • Hiroshi Moriwaki donated one million yen to Hiroshima landslide relief. Source: official announcement
  • The Buffaloes have dropped their last ten Sunday games. Yoshitaka Mizuo made twenty-five consecutive appearances in 1997 without allowing a run and set a franchise record. Motoki Higa tied the record on Sunday. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2014