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Iwase Ties Breaks Saves Record

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Iwase Ties Breaks Saves Record
Dragons' closer Hitoki Iwase tied the save record with his 45th save against the Carp, Friday. Iwase tied Kazuhiro Sasaki's record set in 1998. [Full Story - Daily Yomiuri]
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Iwase Breaks Saves Record
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Oct 2, 2005 7:58 AM | YBS Fan ]

And one day later, Iwase overtakes Sasaki with his 46th save of this season. Coming in against the Hiroshima Carp on October 1 at Nagoya Dome with a 6-3 lead, Iwasa threw to five batters, giving up two hits and striking out one. Iwase is currently 1 and 2 with 46 saves and an ERA of 1.88 in 60 games.

The save preseved the win for Nakazato who came in to pitch the 6th inning trailing 1-2. Chunichi scored 2 in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead for good. This was the first appearance for Nakazato in four years.
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