[3/31/2016] Hiroki Yokoyama wins first NPB game

Second round draft pick Hiroki Yokoyama picked up a victory in his first game on March 30 against Chunichi and became the eleventh rookie pitcher in franchise history to record a win in his first outing, first since Kazuki Yabuta on July 1, 2015.

Yokoyama also joined Ryutaro Sugiura (April 7, 1951) and Hiroki Kuroda (April 25, 1997) as the only rookies in franchise history to record a win and an RBI.

Sixth round draft pick Oscar Nakaoshi picked up a victory during his outing on March 27 against Yokohama. Hiroshima became the first team in the Central League since Yomiuri in 1960 (Ritsuo Horimoto, Masaki Oscar Nakaoshi) to field two rookie pitchers that recorded their first career wins within their team’s first five games of the season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/31/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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