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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero of the Year Award: Hayato Sakamoto

by on Nov.21, 2015 @ 5:32 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero of the Year Award went to Hayato Sakamoto (determined by fan balloting).

August 1, vs Chunichi: Down 4-2 in the bottom of the 9th. Itaru Hashimoto walked to load the bases with one out. Yasuyuki Kataoka helped the Giants pull to within one with an RBI single to left. Sakamoto won the game with a two-run double to left. He picked up the seventh walk-off of his career, first since September 21, 2010. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for August: Hayato Sakamoto

by on Sep.11, 2015 @ 10:13 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for August went to Hayato Sakamoto (determined by fan balloting).

August 1, vs Chunichi: down one run in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded and one out, Sakamoto stepped up to the plate and swung at the first pitch Koji Fukutani threw and hit a liner just past the outstretched glove of the left fielder for a walk-off two-run double. It was the seventh walk-off of Sakamoto's career. The Giants won the game 5-4. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for July: Shinnosuke Abe

by on Aug.12, 2015 @ 9:55 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for July went to Shinnosuke Abe (determined by fan balloting).

July 7, vs Yakult: down 1-0 in the bottom of the 2nd, Abe blasted a game-tying two-out home run off Yasuhiro Ogawa. It was his first hit in fourteen trips to the plate and his fifth home run of the season. He drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the 6th. The Giants won the game 5-4. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for June: Hirokazu Ibata

by on Jul.16, 2015 @ 8:31 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for June went to Hirokazu Ibata (determined by fan balloting).

June 3, vs Orix: with runners on first and third and one out in the 9th inning, Ibata entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Scott Mathieson. Leslie Anderson stole second to put runners on second and third. Ibata stayed alive by fouling off a 1-2 pitch before poking a walk-off hit past a diving second baseman on the fifth pitch of the at bat. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for May: Hayato Sakamoto

by on Jun.13, 2015 @ 4:21 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for May went to Hayato Sakamoto (determined by fan balloting).

May 15, vs Yakult: with a runner on first and no out in the 7th inning of a scoreless game, Sakamoto blasted a home run to left-center off Yasuhiro Ogawa. It was his sixteenth game after moving to the four hole in the line-up. The Giants went on to win the game, 2-1. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2015 at home Hero Award for March/April: Hayato Takagi

by on May.16, 2015 @ 6:53 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for March/April went to Hayato Takagi (determined by fan balloting).

April 5, vs Hanshin: Takagi recorded the first shutout of his professional career. He did not allow a runner past first until two outs in the 9th inning. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants at home Hero of the Year Award: Yoshinobu Takahashi

by on Nov.22, 2014 @ 6:25 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero of the Year Award went to Yoshinobu Takahashi (determined by fan balloting).

July 6, vs Chunichi: with the score tied at one and the bases loaded in the 8th, Takahashi gave the Giants a 3-1 lead with a pinch-hit, two-out, two-run single to center.  He also came up with a big hit on July 5: Down 3-2 in the 7th, he blasted a pinch-hit two-run homer.  [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2014 at home Hero Award for September/October: Hisayoshi Chono

by on Oct.10, 2014 @ 6:14 pm, under NPB
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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]

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Yomiuri Giants 2014 at home Hero Award for August: Shinnosuke Abe

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 5:44 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for August went to Shinnosuke Abe (determined by fan balloting).

August 2, vs Hiroshima: with the score tied at one with a runner on second and one out in the 6th, Abe hit a liner to left-center that went over the fence and gave the Giants a 3-1 lead. It was Abe's first home run in fourteen games. It was also his first home run out of the clean-up spot this season. [official announcement - box score]

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Yomiuri Giants 2014 at home Hero Award for July: Yoshinobu Takahashi

by on Aug.11, 2014 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants at home Hero Award for July went to Yoshinobu Takahashi (determined by fan balloting).

July 6, vs Chunichi: With the score tied at one and the bases loaded in the 8th, Takahashi gave the Giants a 3-1 lead with a pinch-hit, two-out, two-run single to center.  He also came up with a big hit on July 5: Down 3-2 in the 7th, he blasted a pinch-hit two-run homer.  [official announcement - box score]

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