Tokyo Yakult Swallows (東京ヤクルトスワローズ)
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Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows (June 27, 2017)

Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Shogin & Nissin Stadium Yamagata – 18:00
Starters: Taguchi, Kazuto (YOM) 11-5, 2.10 – Sato, Yoshinori (YAK) 4-2, 2.74

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Yokohama Bay Stars 6 – Yakult Swallows 0 (June 25, 2017)

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 13:00
Starters: Imanaga, Shota (YOK) 10-3, 3.64 – Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 13-4, 4.98

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 6 11 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Attendance: 22006 | Time: 3h8m

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[6/24/2017] Yakult Swallows sign Genki Nitta to Ikusei contract

The Yakult Swallows signed thirty-four-year-old bullpen catcher Genki Nitta to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will be 104. The Swallows decided to sign Nitta because they are running low on catchers at Ni-gun.

This is not the first time the Swallows signed someone on the staff to fill a hole in their farm system. In 2015, they signed batting practice pitcher/advance scout Kenta Abe to an Ikusei contract and used him as an outfielder.

Source: Daily Sports 6/24/2017

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[6/24/2017] Yakult Swallows interested in Carlos Rivero

Carlos Rivero is apparently on his way to Japan. There was some internet chatter about the Hanshin Tigers possibly landing the twenty-nine-year-old, but Sanspo posted a report this morning that mentions the Yakult Swallows as an interested party with no mention of the Tigers.

Source: Sanspo 6/24/2017

[UPDATE 6/24 @ 4:04pm]

The Swallows are close to finalizing a contract with Rivero, according to newer reports from this afternoon.

Source: Chunichi Sports 6/24/2017, Daily Sports 6/24/2017

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Yokohama Bay Stars 5 – Yakult Swallows 1 (June 24, 2017)

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 14:00
Starters: Ishida, Kenta (YOK) 5-1, 3.60 – Hara, Juri (YAK) 13-2, 3.31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 7 1
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1

Attendance: 26208 | Time: 3h9m

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Yokohama Bay Stars 7 – Yakult Swallows 8 (June 23, 2017)

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Ino, Shoichi (YOK) 11-2, 3.50 – Buchanan, David (YAK) 12-4, 2.20

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yokohama 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 7 12 0
Yakult 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 1X 8 14 0

Attendance: 23966 | Time: 3h25m

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Nippon Ham Fighters 6 – Yakult Swallows 3 (June 18, 2017)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 13:00
Starters: Arihara, Kohei (HAM) 9-3, 6.83 – Ishikawa, Masanori (YAK) 12-4, 5.00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 6 10 3
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 0

Attendance: 30566 | Time: 3h42m

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Nippon Ham Fighters 0 – Yakult Swallows 5 (June 17, 2017)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 14:00
Starters: Mendoza, Luis (HAM) 11-2, 3.56 – Buchanan, David (YAK) 11-3, 2.48

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Yakult 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 X 5 9 0

Attendance: 30236 | Time: 2h7m

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[6/16/2017] Akihisa Nishida fouls pitch off shin

Akihisa Nishida fouled a pitch off his left shin during his at bat in the second inning of a game against Nippon Ham on June 16. He was removed from the game on defense in the fourth inning and taken to a hospital in Tokyo for tests. He was diagnosed with a bruise. The Yakult Swallows are not planning to take him off the active roster for the time being.

Source: Sanspo 6/16/2017

[UPDATE 6/17 @ 4:10pm]

Nishia was diagnosed with a bruise on his left tibia.

Source: Sanspo 6/17/2017

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Nippon Ham Fighters 5 – Yakult Swallows 8 (June 16, 2017)

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yakult Swallows @ Meiji Jingu Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Takanashi, Hirotoshi (HAM) 13-3, 3.51 – Hoshi, Tomoya (YAK) 13-2, 3.72

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 9 2
Yakult 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 X 8 7 1

Attendance: 29138 | Time: 3h2m

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