Chien-Ming Chiang earned a ND today as his Giants lost 9-3 to the CL Champs - the Chunichi Dragons in extra innings. Chiang's only mistake of the game was a 3 run shot given up to Tyrone Woods in the 4th inning. Those were the only runs Chiang would give up as he threw 7.1 innings, giving up 6 hits to go along with 2 walks and 2 K's. Chiang left the game with the score all knotted up at 3 in the 8th inning. Box
On Sunday, Wei-Chu Lin was 0-1 in a pinch hit appearance for the Hanshin Tigers. The Tigers lost to the Yomiuri Giants 5-1. Box
As for teenage prodigy Chung-Shou Yang, his first year with the Fighters organization is officially over. Yang hit .276 in 352 AB's - he had 9 HR's and 36 RBI's with the nigun team. Not too shabby a campaign for the 19 year old as he garnered All-Star recognition and picked up the August minor league player of the month award.