Three interleague games in professional baseball were canceled due to rain, and Chunichi won three consecutive games with a bye win over Orix after extra time.
SoftBank 5-1 Hiroshima Bando wins second game in the middle of the second inning
○ Wins: Bando 2 wins
● Losses: Tokoda 4 wins 1
◎ Home runs: SoftBank Yanagida No.
9 Hiroshima McBroom No. 5
SoftBank took the lead in the third inning on a timely single by Akira Nakamura. Yanagida added two runs in the sixth on a two-run ninth and in the eighth on a timely hit by Taisei Makihara. Wada, the starting pitcher, was dropped midway through the second inning when a hit hit his left hand, but the second pitcher, who was in relief, held the second pitcher in relief to three scoreless innings to earn his second win.
Hiroshima's starting pitcher, Tokoda, gave up three runs in six innings for his first loss of the season.
Japan Ham 8-2 Giants Suzuki scored two runs in six innings to earn his fifth win
○ Win: Suzuki 5 wins 2 losses
● Losses: Yokokawa 3 wins 3
losses ◎ Home runs:
Japan Ham Martinez 7 Kato Gosho 3 Hanson No. 2
Giant Kajitani 1
Japan came back from 0-1 in the fourth inning with three runs scored on Martinez's timely two-base play and Kamikawahata's timely RBI. They extended their lead in the fifth inning with Martinez's two-run seventh and Gosho Kato's solo shot in the seventh. Starting pitcher Suzuki earned his fifth win by allowing two runs in the middle of the sixth inning.
The Giants had a winning percentage of less than 4% as starting pitcher Yokokawa gave up five runs in five innings.
Chunichi 2x-1 Orix Rookie says goodbye in 11th inning
○ Wins: Katsuno 3 wins
● Loss: Wagues Pack 2-3, 2 saves
Chunichi went 1-1 in the 11th inning with two outs and rookie Muramatsu hit a hit in front of the lights to decide the game. The fifth pitcher to win the game was Katsuno's third victory, while Chunichi won his second bye of the season and his third straight win.
Orix didn't bat well after trailing in the third inning, and the sixth Waguespack pitcher was hit in the end.
Three games cancelled due to rain
Hanshin vs Lotte, DeNA vs Seibu, and Yakult vs Rakuten were canceled due to rain.