Yakult Swallows @ Chunichi Dragons, Yomitan Stadium
Kyohei Muranaka started for the Swallows and gave up 2 runs (earned) on 5 hits, including a 2-run homer to Yusuke Matsui in the 3rd. Muranaka faced 17 batters, threw 62 pitches, and struck out 3.
Akinobu Shimizu started for the Dragons and gave up a run (earned) on 2 hits, 3 walks, and an HBP. He faced 17 batters and thew 63 pitches while striking out 2.
Nobumasa Fukuda (CHU) started at first and batted 4th. He went 3-for-5, including an RBI double in the 7th.
Y. Matsui (CHU) started in center and batted first. He finished 1-for-2 with a HR and 2 RBI.
Kyohei Iwasaki (CHU) entered the game as a pinch-hitter (and took over at second) in the 5th and went 1-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Atsushi Fujimoto (YAK) started at short and batted 2nd. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
The game ended in a 5-5 tie.