[8/9/2016] Sky Perfect Sayonara Award for July

Central League

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Yokohama (First Time)

July 22 against Yomiuri at Yokohama Stadium. Score tied at two in the bottom of the twelfth inning. With none on and one out, Tsutsugo hit a walk-off home run to right. Kenta Ishida started the game and held the Yomiuri Giants to one run over seven innings. The game was tied at two in the eighth inning and went into extra innings. The home run Tsutsugo hit was on the sixth pitch of the at bat with a full count. It was his second home run of the game.

Pacific League

Brandon Laird, Nippon Ham (Third Time)

July 10 against Lotte at Sapporo Dome. Score tied at five in the bottom of the twelfth inning. With no one and no out, Laird hit a walk-off to left. The Fighters were down 5-0 until they scored four in the bottom of the seventh. They pushed the game into extra innings with another run in the bottom of the ninth. Laird led off the bottom of the twelfth and hit the fifth pitch he saw over the fence in the left. The Fighters extended their winning streak to fourteen games with the walk-off victory.

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NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 89 56 31 2
Hanshin 85 46 39 0
Yokohama 88 45 40 3
Yomiuri 88 41 46 1
Chunichi 90 39 48 3
Yakult 88 29 57 2
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 85 46 37 2
Orix 85 38 46 1
Nippon Ham 88 32 56 0
Lotte 86 28 57 1
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