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Hanshin Tigers off to a great start with promising rookie

Hanshin Tigers, who finished 2nd place in the league last season behind Yomiuri giants just beat the Giants on 4/20 with a score of 10-5. Tigers are leading the Central League 4 games over the 2nd place Giants. On other hand, Tiger’s first-round draft pick Teruaki Sato is off to a great rookie season recording 5HR in 20 games. Japanese legendary Star Hideki Matsui even praises this young star saying “It’s like Masayuki Kakefu(aka Osaka God) is coming back. That’s how I see it” he said, comparing Terukai to a 3-time Home run king who he admired growing up. Ex Mets and Tigers player Tsuyoshi Shinjo also commented that Teruaki’s bat movement is spectacular and he should soon be in a clean-up position.

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