[7/4/2016] Yuta Iwasada one grand slam away from tying CL record

Yuta Iwasada has given up three grand slams this season.

  • June 3 – Ernesto Mejia (Seibu)
  • June 19 – Ryuma Kidokoro (Softbank)
  • July 3 – Nobumasa Fukuda (Chunichi)

Iwasada is the first Hanshin pitcher to give up three grand slams in one season since Ryan Vogelsong in 2007, and the first Japanese Hanshin pitcher since Chikafusa Ikeda in 1985. The Central League record of four was set by Tatsuji Nishimura in 1992.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/4/2016, Sponichi 7/4/2016, Daily Sports 7/4/2016, Sanspo 7/4/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 45 27 18 0
Hiroshima 48 28 19 1
Yomiuri 46 23 23 0
Yokohama 47 21 24 2
Chunichi 48 19 26 3
Yakult 46 19 27 0
G W L T
Rakuten 41 29 12 0
Softbank 48 29 19 0
Seibu 44 25 18 1
Nippon Ham 45 19 26 0
Orix 45 18 27 0
Lotte 47 14 32 1
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