The at home Hero Award for August was given to Kazuto Taguchi for his game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Tokyo Dome on August 10. He wriggled out of a runners on first and second and one out jam in the first inning by getting Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to hit into an inning ending double play. He had a no-hitter until he gave up a two-out double to Toshiro Miyazaki in the sixth inning. He left the game after giving up a sixteen-pitch walk to Masayuki Kuwahara in the eighth inning. The Giants went on to win the game, 5-2. Taguchi picked up his eighth victory of the year.