Shintaro Fujinami gave up 11 runs — seven earned — in 4 2/3 innings on Saturday night. That's more than he’s ever allowed in his career and, per Daily Sports, more than any Hanshin pitcher has in a single outing.

The loss dropped the second-place Tigers 7 1/2 games behind the Giants in the Central League pennant race.

"This was a game we had to win in an important four-game series," Fujinami was quoted as saying by Daily Sports. "I'm really sorry for causing trouble for the team."