[5/9/2018] Kotaro Kiyomiya extends hitting streak to seven with first blast of his career

Kotaro Kiyomiya extended his hitting streak to seven games with a home run off Brandon Dickson in the second inning of a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Sapporo Dome Osaka on May 9.

The home run was the first of Kiyomiya’s career (seventh game, twenty-fourth plate appearance). The hitting streak set a new NPB record for streaks by a rookie since the start of the draft, beginning with their debut game.

  • May 2 vs Rakuten at Sapporo Dome – 1-for-3: 2B8, SO, SO
  • May 3 vs Rakuten at Sapporo Dome – 1-for-3, 1 R: SO, SO, 1B9, BB
  • May 4 vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – 1-for-4: SO, SO, G3e, 1B8
  • May 5 vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – 1-for-4: G1, SO, 1B6, SO
  • May 6 vs Lotte at Sapporo Dome – 1-for-3, 2 R: 1B5, G3, SO, BB
  • May 8 vs Orix at Kyocera Dome – 1-for-4: SO, G1, 1B9, G4
  • May 9 vs Orix at Kyocera Dome – 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI: HR9 [1], BB, F9, SO, SO

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Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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