Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Toyo Carp (September 25, 2016) – CANCELED

Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium – 13:30
Starters: Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 7-8, 4.39 – Kuroda, Hiroki (HIR) 9-8, 3.17

Kura and Hirose’s retirement game.

A rain delay was called with runners on first and third with two out in the top of the first inning. The game was canceled an hour and twenty minutes later at 15:03. Kura and Hirose’s retirement ceremony will be pushed back to October 1. Hiroshima is planning to take Kura off the active roster on September 26. Kura was going to catch Kuroda for the first time in nine years.

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