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[6/10/2016] Fumihito Haraguchi left game after jamming thumb

Fumihito Haraguchi left last night’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine early because of a jammed left thumb. He was taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests during the game.

Haraguchi most likely suffered the injury when he tried to catch a foul tip off Ikuhiro Kiyota’s bat in the fifth. He finished out the inning, but was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the sixth.

Source: Daily Sports 6/10/2016, Sponichi 6/10/2016

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YOK

[6/9/2016] Jose Lopez to be taken off active roster with fractured toe

Jose Lopez was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today and diagnosed with a fracture in his left big toe. It is unknown how long he will require for a full recovery. The Yokohama Bay Stars are expected to take him off the active roster on June 10.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2016, Sponichi 6/9/2016, Daily Sports 6/9/2016

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SEI

[6/9/2016] Takumi Kuriyama’s night cut short with HBP

Takumi Kuriyama left tonight’s game against the Yomiuri Giants at Seibu Prince Dome after he to an HBP off the area near his left wrist during his at bat in the seventh inning. He was removed from the game and replaced by a pinch-runner.

Source: Sponichi 6/9/2016

[UPDATE 6/10 @ 8:32am]

Kuriyama was examined at a hospital in Tokorozawa and diagnosed with a bruise on his left arm.

Source: Sponichi 6/9/2016

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[6/9/2016] Yusei Kikuchi notched his tenth Inter-league win

Yusei Kikuchi won his start against the Yomiuri Giants on June 7 and improved to 10-2 during Inter-league games. Only four other pitchers in a Seibu uniform have recorded more Inter-league victories: Hideaki Wakui (twenty-one with Seibu), Takayuki Kishi (seventeen), Fumiya Nishiguchi (fifteen), and Kazuyuki Hoashi (eleven with Seibu).

Kikuchi has now recorded victories against nine NPB teams. Excluding Seibu, he is still looking for wins against Hiroshima (no games) and Softbank (0-7).

Source: Sanspo 6/9/2016

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HAN

[6/9/2016] Shintaro Fujinami leaves start after getting hit by batted ball

Shintaro Fujinami took a batted ball off his right hand while pitching in the fourth inning against the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine.

A ball hit by Lotte’s Ikuhiro Kiyota struck Fujinami’s right hand. The ball bounced toward first and Mauro Gomez fielded and tagged Kiyota for the first out of the inning. The ace was removed from the game and was seen leaving the stadium in a taxi with a team trainer.

Source: Daily Sports 6/9/2016, Sports Hochi 6/9/2016Sponichi 6/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/9/2016

[UPDATE 6/10 @ 8:35am]

The ball hit Fujinami first near the area around the base of his right thumb, then his right chest, before rolling toward first base. Tomoaki Kanemoto later told reporters he removed the right-hander because there was some internal bleeding. He was taken to a hospital in Chiba for tests after leaving the game. The Tigers are taking a wait-and-see approach, but could still take him off the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 6/10/2016, Daily Sports 6/10/2016, Sports Hochi 6/10/2016

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[6/9/2016] Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship: Day 4

June 9 (Thursday)

Jingu Stadium

Game 1 – 9:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
中京学院大
Chukyo Gakuin University
0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 5
亜細亜大
Asia University
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Attendance: 2000 | official box score

Yuta Yanagawa (Chukyo Gakuin), 9.0 IP, 153 NP, 35 BF, 6 H, 8 SO, 4 BB/HBP, 0 ER.
Naoki Yoshikawa (Chukyo Gakuin), started at short and batted third, 1-for-5

Game 2 – 11:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
関西国際大
Kansai Kokusai University
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3
奈良学園大
Nara Gakuen University
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4x 7

Attendance: 2500 | official box score

Takeshi Miyamoto (Nara Gakuen) started at short and batted third, 4-for-4 with a walk-off grand slam.

Game 3 – 14:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
中央学院大
Chuo Gakuin University
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4
東海大北海道
Tokai University Hokkaido
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Attendance: 3000 | official box score

Shota Ishii (Chuo Gakuin) started the game but left after an inning because of discomfort in his right elbow.
Dai Tsubaki (Chuo Gakuin) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and hit a home run.

Game 4 – 16:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
東北福祉大
Tohoku Fukushi University
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
上武大
Jobu University
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2x 5

Attendance: 3000 | official box score

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[6/9/2016] Ryosuke Hirata leaves game with lower back discomfort

Ryosuke Hirata made the starting line-up in right and batted sixth against Orix at Kyocera Dome today. However, he was replaced on defense in the first inning because of discomfort in his lower back. He is questionable for tomorrow’s (June 10) game against Seibu at Seibu Prince Dome.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/9/2016, Sponichi 6/9/2016

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YOM

[6/9/2016] Shinnosuke Abe records 100th modasho

Shinnosuke Abe recorded the 100th modasho of his career on June 8 and became the twelfth player in Yomiuri Giants history to reach the milestone. Abe also hit a double and tied Tetsuharu Kawakami for third on the franchise’s all-time list for extra base hits with 688 (316 doubles, 9 triples, 363 home runs). Sadaharu Oh is at the top of the list with 1,315, followed by Shigeo Nagashima with 936.

Source: Sanspo 6/9/2016

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[6/9/2016] Miles Mikolas tosses bullpen session

Miles Mikolas (right shoulder) threw forty-two pitches in the bullpen on June 8. He could pitch in a Ni-gun game on June 11 against Hanshin at Koshien.

Source: Sponichi 6/9/2016

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[6/9/2016] Toshiya Sugiuchi (right hip) making progress

Toshiya Sugiuchi has been working his way back from surgery on his right hip last October. He threw off a rehab mound for the third time since the surgery on June 8. He could toss a bullpen session some time later this week. Depending on his progress, he could begin pitching at full-strength in July and face live hitters in early-August.

Source: Sponichi 6/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/9/2016

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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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