[5/11/2016] Yu Sato wins first game

Yu Sato won his start against the Yokohama Bay Stars on May 10 and became the fifteenth rookie in franchise history to win his first Ichi-gun game, first since Kenshin Kawakami on April 9, 1998. Of the fifteen, Tsutomu Ina (August 16, 1953), Hiroshi Gondo (April 9, 1961), and Sato are the only ones to pick up their first victories in starts on the road.

Number of Central League Rookies that Won their First Games since 2000

Yakult Hiroshima Yomiuri Hanshin Yokohama Chunichi
5 5 3 3 3 1

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/11/2016, Sanspo 5/11/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 40 25 15 0
Hiroshima 44 24 19 1
Yomiuri 41 21 20 0
Yakult 42 19 23 0
Yokohama 42 18 22 2
Chunichi 43 16 24 3
G W L T
Rakuten 37 26 11 0
Softbank 43 26 17 0
Seibu 40 22 17 1
Nippon Ham 41 18 23 0
Orix 41 18 23 0
Lotte 42 11 30 1
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