[6/5/2016] Yoshitomo Tsutsugo packages a win with a walk-off home run

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo recorded a walk-off home run against the Chiba Lotte Marines on June 4 at Yokohama Stadium.

  • The walk-off was the second of Tsutsugo’s career. He notched his first walk-off, a double, against Yomiuri on August 25, 2012.
  • The walk-off home run was the first for Yokohama since Aarom Baldiris against Chunichi on September 26, 2015 and the first for a Japanese Yokohama player since Hitoshi Tamura against Yomiuri on May 10, 2013.
  • Tsutsugo became the third Yokohama player to hit a walk-off home run during an Inter-league game, first since Shuichi Murata against Seibu on June 21, 2008.
  • Tsutsugo also hit a home run in the fourth inning on June 4. Only four other players have recorded a home run and a walk-off home run in the same Inter-league game: Tomoaki Kanemoto against Nippon Ham on June 1, 2005; Norihiro Nakamura against Seibu on June 17, 2008; Shuichi Murata against Seibu on June 21, 2008; and Hideto Asamura against Yakult on May 31, 2013.

Source: Sanspo 6/5/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/5/2016

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