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[7/12/2016] Kazuhisa Makita might be able to pitch an inning during the All-Star series

Kazuhisa Makita (right knee) made the All-Star roster through fan votes. He pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Nippon Ham on July 10 and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He might be able to pitch about an inning during the All-Star series.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016

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YAK

[7/12/2016] Yakult Swallows: first three starters after the break

Potential starters for the three-game series against Yokohama at Jingu Stadium immediately after the All-Star break, according to Sponichi.

  • July 18 (Mon) – Ishikawa, Masanori
  • July 19 (Tue) – Tateyama, Shohei
  • July 20 (Wed) – Ogawa, Yasuhiro

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Toshiya Sugiuchi tosses bullpen session

Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) is currently slated to pitch in a San-gun rehab game against the Musashi Heat Bears (BC League) on July 19. He threw eighty-five pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium today.

Sugiuchi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on July 8. He faced nine hitters, threw thirty pitches, and allowed one could-be hit.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/12/2016

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YAK

[7/12/2016] Tetsuto Yamada playing with some tightness in hamstring

Tetsuto Yamada has been playing with some tightness in his right hamstring. He tends to develop a little tightness when his fatigue levels rise. He does what he can to make sure he remains in playing condition, but there are times he has difficulty running the bases at full speed.

Source: Sanspo 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Hirotoshi Masui tosses three shutout innings in Ni-gun start

Hirotoshi Masui started a Ni-gun game against Yakult today and tossed three shutout innings. He allowed two hits and struck out three. This was his first time he started a game since September 5, 2010. He told reporters he started feeling a little tired in the third inning.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016

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[7/12/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: Home Run Derby Vote Results

Game 1: YafuOku Dome

Central League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 7,720
2 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 1,501
  3 D.ビシエド Viciedo, Dayan Chunichi 1,174
  4 新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 816
  5 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 774

Pacific League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 6,256
2 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 3,890
  3 E.メヒア Mejia, Ernesto Seibu 1,522
  4 B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 1,006
  5 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro Softbank 623

Game 2: Yokohama Stadium

Central League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 6,944
2 山田 哲人 Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult 3,071
  3 D.ビシエド Viciedo, Dayan Chunichi 944
  4 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri 777
  5 鈴木 誠也 Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima 719

Pacific League

    Name JPN Name Eng Team Votes
1 大谷 翔平 Otani, Shohei Nippon Ham 6,322
2 E.メヒア Mejia, Ernesto Seibu 2,418
  3 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 2,198
  4 中田 翔 Nakata, Sho Nippon Ham 1,359
  5 B.レアード Laird, Brandon Nippon Ham 1,020
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[7/11/2016] Yuki Saito joins Ichi-gun team

Yuki Saito joined the Ichi-gun team for practices on July 11. He is currently slated to start the last game before the All-Star break on July 13 against Orix at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016

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[7/12/2016] Nippon Ham sets new franchise record with fifteen game winning streak

The Nippon Ham Fighters set a new franchise record on July 11 by extending their winning streak to fifteen.

NPB Winning Streaks

  • Eighteen wins: Nankai (1954), Daimai (1960)
  • Seventeen wins: Nankai (1965)
  • Fifteen wins: Mainichi (1950), Yomiuri (1951), Chunichi (1955), Hankyu (1971), Softbank (2005), Nippon Ham (2016)

Source: Sponichi 7/11/2016

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[7/11/2016] Kyohei Iwasaki leaves game with pain in his left side

Kyohei Iwasaki left tonight’s game against the Nippon Ham Fighters at Kyocera Dome with pain in his left side. He entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch-hitter and was replaced by a pinch-hitter after swinging at one pitch. He most likely tweaked his side when he swung at the first pitch.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2016

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Osaka Pro/Amateur Inter-league Summer Tournament 2016

The Orix Buffaloes released details for the Osaka Pro/Amateur Inter-league Summer Tournament 2016 earlier today. A total eight teams will be participating in the tournament this year.

  • Orix Buffaloes (Ni-gun)
  • Kansai University (Kansai Big6 Baseball League)
  • Panasonic (Industrial League)
  • Osaka Shogyo University (Kansai6 Baseball League)
  • Osaka Gas (Industrial League)
  • Osaka Sangyo U (Hanshin University Baseball League)
  • Nihon Seimei (Industrial League)
  • NTT Nishi Nippon (Industrial League)

Source: Orix announcement

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
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
G W L T
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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