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NBP Roundup – 10/11: Hanshin and Swallows win; CL regular season over

by on Oct.12, 2008 @ 9:15 am, under NPB

Central League

The Yakult Swallows beat the Yokohama Bay Stars, 4-3.

The Swallows beat the Bay Stars behind Kosei Ono tie-breaking homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Swallows did hold a 3 run lead going into the top of the 7th, but gave all 3 runs back to the Bay Stars when Shuichi Murata hit a 3-run homer off Takehiko Oshimoto for his CL-leading 46th homerun of the season.

NOTES: Norichika Aoki went 1-for-4 (.347). Seiichi Uchikawa had the night off.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
YOK  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0    3   5   0
YAK  0  2  0  0  1  0  0  1  x    4   8   0

WP: Kenichi Matsuoka (5-3)   SV: Chang-Yong Lim (33)
LP: Shigeki Ushida (0-2)
HR: YOK: Shuichi Murata (46). YAK: Yasushi Iihara (9), Kosei Ono (1).

Yokohama Bay Stars
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Teruaki Yoshikawa    3.2  19  66   6  0   2  3    0   2   2
Kazuya Takamiya      0.2  2   7    0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Yuji Hata            0.2  4   19   1  1   2  1    0   1   1
Atori Oota           2.0  6   16   0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Shigeki Ushida    L  1.0  4   15   1  1   3  0    0   1   1

Yakult Swallows
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Shun Takaichi        5.0  16  65   1  0   6  1    0   0   0
Ryu Kawabata         0.1  1   5    0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Takehiko Oshimoto    1.0  7   20   4  1   0  0    0   3   3
Masanori Ishikawa    0.1  1   1    0  0   0  0    0   0   0
Kosuke Matsui        0.1  1   4    0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Kenichi Matsuoka  W  1.0  3   11   0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Chang-Yong Lim    S  1.0  3   12   0  0   2  0    0   0   0

The Hanshin Tigers beat the Chunichi Dragons, 4-1.

After losing 4 straight, the Tigers finally got a win by beating the Chunichi Dragons. These two teams will meet again during the first round of the Climax Series set to begin on the 18th.

Neither team had very much success with the ball today. There were a total of 12 walks between the two clubs (CHU: 7 / HAN: 5) including 12 hits. Surprisingly, only 5 of those 24 runners actually scored.

NOTES:

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
CHU  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    1   6   0
HAN  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  1  x    4   6   0

WP: Minoru Iwata (10-10)   SV: Kyuji Fujikawa (38)
LP: Masahiro Yamamoto (11-7)
HR: HAN: None. YOK: None.

Chunichi Dragons
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Weiyin Chen          2.0  6   25   0  0   1  0    0   0   0
Kenshin Kawakami     2.0  7   26   0  0   2  1    0   0   0
Masahiro Yamamoto L  1.2  10  40   3  0   1  2    0   3   3
Shinsuke Saito       0.1  2   8    0  0   1  1    0   0   0
Kazuki Yoshimi       1.0  4   28   1  0   2  1    0   0   0
Takuya Asao          0.1  3   15   1  0   0  1    0   1   1
Akifumi Takahashi    0.2  4   16   1  0   0  1    0   0   0

Hanshin Tigers
                     IP   BF  NP   H  HR  K  BB  HBP  ER  R
Minoru Iwata      W  6.0  25  96   5  0   4  4    0   1   1
Scott Atchison       1.0  3   11   0  0   0  1    0   0   0
Jeff Williams        1.0  4   17   1  0   3  0    0   0   0
Kyuji Fujikawa    S  1.0  3   16   0  0   2  0    0   0   0
Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Yomiuri Giants     84  57  3  .596  -
Hanshin Tigers     82  59  3  .582  2.0
Chunichi Dragons   71  68  5  .511  12.0
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Hiroshima Carp     69  70  5  .496  14.0
Yakult Swallows    66  74  4  .471  17.5
Yokohama Bay Stars 48  94  2  .338  36.5

Pacific League

The regular season is over.

Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB
Seibu Lions        76  64  4  .543  --
Orix Buffaloes     75  68  1  .524  2.5
Ham Fighters       73  69  2  .511  4.0
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Lotte Marines      73  70  1  .510  4.5
Rakuten Eagles     65  76  3  .461  11.5
Softbank Hawks     64  77  3  .454  12.5