The at home Hero Award for September was given to Takayuki Terauchi for a walk-off home run against the Chunichi Dragons on September 5. The Giants won the game 11-8.
The Giants scored three in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at eight. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 11th. With runners on second and third and one out, Terauchi swung at a 1-2 pitch and drilled it over the fence in left for a walk-off three-run home run. The home run was Terauchi’s first in four years and the first walk-off home run of his career.