[9/13/2016] at home Hero Award for August

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.

Source: at home announcement, box score

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