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NPB Games (CL): March 26, 2010

by on Mar.26, 2010 @ 6:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 X 4 11 1

Attendance: 44315 | Yomiuri leads series: 1-0 | Time: 3:06

Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM)

Yakult

Aoki, Norichika, CF: 0-for-4, R -> G6, G6, G6, SO

D'Antona, Jamie, 1B: 0-for-3, BB -> F8, BB, SO, G6

Guiel, Aaron, RF: 1-for-3, BB -> BB, G3, SO, 1B

Araki, Takahiro, SS: 0-for-3 -> SO, G5, SO

LOB: 5. DP: 1

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 6 124 33 28 10 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 6.000
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Matsuoka, Kenichi 1 16 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000
8 151 40 35 11 0 5 5 0 0 1 0 4 4

Yomiuri

Matsumoto, Tetsuya, CF: 3-for-5, 2 R, SB -> G1, G6, 1B, 1B (SB), 1B

Ramirez, Alex, LF: 2-for-4, BB, R, RBI -> 1B, SO, BB, 1B, F9

Abe, Shinnosuke, C: 2-for-3, BB, 2 RBI -> BB, 1B, 1B, F8

Takahashi, Yoshinobu, 1B: 1-for-3, BB, RBI -> G3, 1B, BB, G3

LOB: 12, DP: 0

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 8 119 29 27 4 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Kroon, Marc, S 1 22 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 141 33 31 5 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

Notes: Masanori Ishikawa told reporters that he was being too careful on the mound. ... Tetsuya Utsumi is the first lefty in Giants' history to win two opening day starts.

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Hiroshima Carp vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3

Attendance: 35980 | Hiroshima leads series: 1-0 | Time: 3:08

Kenta Maeda (HIR) - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU)

Hiroshima

Kurihara, Kenta, 3B-1B: 2-for-4, 2 RBI -> 1B, SO, 1B, f3

Fiorentino, Jeff, LF: 1-for-3, BB -> G4, 1B, SO, BB

Huber, Justin, 1B: 2-for-4, R -> 1B, E4, F4, 1B

Maeda, Kenta, P: 2-for-3, RBI -> 1B, 1B, F3

LOB: 9, DP: 0

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, W 8 95 28 28 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.125
Nagakawa, Katsuhiro, S 1 18 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 113 33 32 5 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Oshima, Yohei, CF: 0-for-4 -> F1, F7, G3, G4

Cesar, Dionys, 2B: 0-for-3 -> G6, SO, SO

Blanco, Tony, 1B: 0-for-4 -> G3, F6, F6, G4

Wada, Kazuhiro, LF: 2-for-3, BB, HR, R, RBI -> F9, HR, 1B, BB

LOB: 5, DP: 0

Chunichi

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yoshimi, Kazuki, L 6 97 27 26 9 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 3.000
Takahashi, Akifumi 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Suzuki, Yoshihiro 1 20 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Hirai, Masafumi 2/3 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kobayashi, Masato 1/3 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 140 39 36 10 0 5 1 0 2 0 0 3 2

Notes: Kazuhiro Wada has hit a home run on opening day, two years straight.  He now also has 6 opening day home runs in his career, allowing him to break out of of a first place tie (amongst active players) with Yoshinobu Takahashi.

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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome Osaka - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 X 7 10 1

Attendance: 33599 | Hanshin leads series: 1-0 | Time: 2:59

Stephen Randolph (YOK) - Yuya Ando (HIR)

Yokohama

Ishikawa, Takehiro, SS: 2-for-4 -> 1B, G5, 1B, G5

Uchikawa, Seiichi, 1B: 0-for-3 -> L4, S1, F8, F9

Murata, Shuichi, 3B: 2-for-4, 2B, HR (solo), 2 R, 2 RBI -> HR, 2B, F7, G5

Sledge, Terrmel, LF: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI -> SO, 2B, G4, SO

Castillo, Jose, 2B: 0-for-3 -> L4, F9, 3f

LOB: 2, DP: 2

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Randolph, Stephen, L 4 83 20 16 5 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 5 11.250
Kaga, Shigeru 1 1/3 27 6 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Takamiya, Kazuya 1/3 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kizuka, Atsushi 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kato, Kosuke 1/3 11 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 54.000
Sanada, Hiroki 1 2/3 31 8 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 163 39 32 10 1 8 6 0 1 0 0 7 7

Hanshin

Murton, Matt, CF: 1-for-3, 2 BB -> G2, 1B, BB, G6, BB

Kanemoto, Tomoaki, LF: 1-for-3, BB, 2 R -> SO, 1B, F7, BB

Arai, Takahiro, 3B: 1-for-3, BB, 2B, R, RBI -> BB, 2B, G1, G4

Jojima, Kenji, C: 3-for-4, 2 2B, R, 4 RBI -> DP, 2B, 1B, 2B

Sakurai, Kodai, RF: 1-for-3, BB, HR (2-run), R, 2 RBI -> BB, HR, SO, G4

LOB: 8, DP 1

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ando, Yuya, W 5 68 20 18 6 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 5.400
Tsutsui, Kazuya, H 1 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 1 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Messenger, Randy 1 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 18 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 120 32 30 6 1 4 0 0 2 0 0 3 3

Notes:  Yuya Ando became the first pitcher in Tigers' history to win three opening day stars in a row. ... Takahiro Arai skied a ball in the 4th that apparently got caught in the dome ceiling.  According to park rules, he was given a double. ... The Bay Stars have now lost a franchise high, 7 straight opening day games.