[8/24/2016] Ryota Wakiya blasts 1-0 walk-off home run

Ryota Wakiya blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning that gave the Yomiuri Giants a 1-0 victory over the Hiroshima Carp last night.

  • it was Wakiya’s fourth walk-off hit, first since September 20, 2014, and first walk-off home run.
  • it was the Giants first 1-0 walk-off win since Michihiro Ogasawara hit a sac fly to center in the 10th inning against Rakuten on June 7, 2010.
  • it was the Giants eighth 1-0 walk-off home run since¬†Kazunori Shinozuka hit a home run against Yakult on June 9, 1993.
  • it was the Giants third 1-0 walk-off home run in extra innings. The other two: Toshio¬†Miyamoto in the 11th against Hanshin on August 18, 1956 and Shigeo Nagashima in the 12th against Taiyo on June 20, 1966.

Source: Sponichi 8/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/24/2016

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