Tetsuto Yamada recorded a home run against Nippon Ham on May 31 at Sapporo Dome. He has now recorded a home run against all eleven current NPB teams, other than his own.
Through May 31, Yamada is 79-for-235 with ten home runs and thirty-eight RBI during Inter-league play over his career. He is the fourth Japanese player in franchise history to record at least ten Inter-league home runs. The other three: Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (eighteen), Akinori Iwamura (thirteen), and Norichika Aoki (thirteen).