Hanshin Tigers 3 Yomiuri Giants 2

After a drawn series in Nagoya, Tigers came into this fixture needing a pick me up. They scraped the win thanks to excellent, top draw pitching from our ace Nohmi and hits when it counted – particularly from new signing Arai Ryouta – the young brother of our number four hitter. A great win that puts Tigers top of the league and this early stage.