[6/18/2016] Hideaki Wakui records twenty-third Inter-league victory

Hideaki Wakui recorded a complete game victory against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on June 17.

  • This was his first victory against the Giants since June 1, 2011. Coming into the game, he was 0-3 in three games at Tokyo Dome against the Giants. He now has a victory at all twelve different opposing team’s main home stadiums.
  • This was his second complete game victory in a Lotte uniform (April 4, 2015 against Rakuten).
  • He moved into sole possession of first place on the all-time list for Inter-league complete games with thirteen. He started the day tied with Yu Darvish and Toshiya Sugiuchi.
  • His twenty-three Inter-league victories is good for sole possession of third on the all-time list.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2016, Sponichi 6/18/2016

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