Kyuji Fujikawa started a game against Hiroshima on April 10. It was his first game at Koshien Stadium since September 13, 2012 against Yakult and his first game as a starter since October 6, 2002 against Yakult.
Fujikawa took the loss on April 10. He is now 0-4 in six starts at Koshien Stadium over his career. He also gave up seven runs in the game and set a new career high. His previous high was five, set on August 11, 2002 against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome and October 6, 2002 against Yakult at Koshien Stadium.