On June 16 2011 — The Chunichi Dragons beat the Softbank Hawks, 5 – 2. Hitoki Iwase goes 1-2-3 in the 9th, with two strikeouts, to save his 287th game. He surpasses Shingo Takatsu as the career NPB leader. Hiroki Kokubo fans to end the game. Kazuki Yoshimi gets the win and D.J. Houlton takes the loss.

 


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