• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Kazuo Matsui scored two runs and drove in four from the leadoff spot and reached a career milestone to boot on Sunday as he sparked the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to an 8-4 win over the Orix Buffaloes.

Before 25,981 at Kyocera Dome in his hometown of Osaka, Matsui singled the first pitch of the game for the 2,500th hit of a career split between Japan and the major leagues. The 38-year-old came around to score the game’s first run on a single by Andruw Jones.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)