[9/7/2016] Dennis Sarfate racks up fortieth save of the year

Dennis Sarfate notched his fortieth save of the year during tonight’s game against the Orix Buffaloes at YafoOku Dome and became the first pitcher in Pacific League history to save forty or more games in back-to-back seasons (41 last year).

Hiroki Iwase recorded forty or more saves in consecutive seasons twice: in three consecutive seasons between 2005 and 2007 (46, 40, 43) and in two consecutive seasons between 2009 and 2010 (41, 42).

Source: Sponichi 9/7/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2016

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 40 25 15 0
Hiroshima 44 24 19 1
Yomiuri 41 21 20 0
Yakult 42 19 23 0
Yokohama 42 18 22 2
Chunichi 43 16 24 3
G W L T
Rakuten 37 26 11 0
Softbank 43 26 17 0
Seibu 40 22 17 1
Nippon Ham 41 18 23 0
Orix 41 18 23 0
Lotte 42 11 30 1
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