Munenori Kawasaki started at short and batted lead-off against the Ni-gun Hanshin Tigers earlier today. With the bat, he went 1-for-3 (double to right in the fourth inning) with two runs scored. He has collected at least one hit in each of the four Ni-gun games he has played in so far. His day ended in the seventh inning on defense. He is still working his way up to playing a full game.