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Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants (June 24, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 18:00
Starters: Ogasawara, Shinnosuke (CHU) 7-1, 3.53 – Mikolas, Miles (YOM) 12-6, 2.64

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[6/23/2017] Yasuyuki Kataoka begins outdoor batting practice

Yasuyuki Kataoka started taking live outdoor bating practice at Giants Stadium today. He swung the bat about fifty times and hit five over the fence. He told reporters he was still getting a feel for hitting and that it felt good to hit outdoors.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2017

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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yomiuri Giants 0 (June 23, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 18:00
Starters: Valdes, Raul (CHU) 13-3, 2.35 – Sugano, Tomoyuki (YOM) 11-7, 2.50

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Attendance: 43157 | Time: 2h39m

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Yoshiyuki Kamei: Did You Know

Kamei blasted the sixth walk-off home run, fifth in extra innings, of his career on June 18, 2017. The six walk-off home runs is good for a third place tie with Tomohiro Nioka on the franchise’s all-time list, behind Sadaharu Oh (eight), Shigeo Nagashima, and Shinnosuke Abe (both seven). The five in extra innings set a new franchise record. The previous record of four was held by Nagashima and Hideki Matsui.

Additionally, Kamei became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a walk-off, come-from-behind home run in extra innings. He is the first player in franchise history to overcome a lead larger than two runs.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2017, Sponichi 6/19/2017

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[6/18/2017] Shinnosuke Abe leaves game after hurting knee

Shinnosuke Abe hurt his right knee when he fell backwards while trying to get out of the way of an inside 3-2 pitch during his at bat in the sixth inning. He was able to walk off the field on his own and was replaced by a pinch-runner.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2017

[UPDATE 6/19 @ 9:50pm]

Abe was taken off the active roster today.

[UPDATE 6/20 @ 5:54pm]

The Yomiuri Giants have not revealed any specific information regarding Abe’s injury, but media reports from this morning mention the possibility that he might end up missing the rest of the first-half of the season.

Source: Sponichi 6/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2017, Daily Sports 6/20/2017

[UPDATE 6/21 @ 12:15pm]

Abe visited Giants Stadium on June 20 to get treatment for his knee. He told reporters he would begin a rehab training program as soon as the pain receded.

Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2017

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Chiba Lotte Marines 5 – Yomiuri Giants 7 (June 18, 2017)

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 14:00
Starters: Sasaki, Chihaya (LOT) 8-2, 5.91 – Otake, Kan (YOM) 8-4, 5.15

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 10 0
Yomiuri 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4X 7 9 1

Attendance: 44635 | Time: 4h23m

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[6/17/2017] Takayuki Terauchi earns international FA option

Takayuki Terauchi earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/2017

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Chiba Lotte Marines 0 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (June 17, 2017)

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 18:00
Starters: Futaki, Kota (LOT) 8-4, 2.54 – Taguchi, Kazuto (YOM) 10-4, 2.39

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Yomiuri 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 X 8 14 0

Attendance: 44104 | Time: 2h56m

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Chiba Lotte Marines 0 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (June 16, 2017)

Chiba Lotte Marines vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome – 18:00
Starters: Wakui, Hideaki (LOT) 11-2, 4.03 – Mikolas, Miles (YOM) 11-5, 2.93

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lotte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Yomiuri 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 X 8 11 1

Attendance: 43357 | Time: 2h58m

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[6/15/2017] Dai-Kang Yoh takes pitch off helmet

Dai-Kang Yoh took a pitch off his helmet during his at bat in the sixth inning of a game against the Softbank Hawks on June 15. The ball hit him as he tried to get out of the way. He fell to the ground, but quickly got up. He was visibly upset and had to be held back as he shouted toward Yuito Mori on the mound. Both benches cleared and the umpired issued a warning.

Yoh was replaced by a pinch-runner. He was taken to a hospital for tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/15/2017

[UPDATE 6/16 @ 9:27pm]

Yoh did not participate in pre-game practices on the field tonight was left out of the starting line-up against Lotte. He was available off the bench, but did not see any playing. His tests at the hospital last night did not reveal any abnormalities. He is considered day-to-day as a precaution.

Source: Sponichi 6/16/2017

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