The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for August went to Hisayoshi Chono (determined by fan balloting).
September 2, vs Hiroshima: he recorded a single to lead off the bottom of the 1st and came around to score on a Hayato Sakamoto three-run home run that put Yomiuri ahead, 3-1. He recorded an RBI single during his at bat in the 2nd inning that re-padded the lead by two runs to 4-2. He topped off his night with another single during his at bat in the 7th and was replaced by a pinch-runner. He picked up his eighth modasho of the year and helped the Giants to a 9-4 victory. [official announcement - box score]