...From Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons:
...The Swallows beat the Dragons, 9-5.
...Jamie D'Antona continues to swing a hot bat. He went 3-for-4 and drove in 5 runs with two swings of the bat: 3-run HR, 1B, 2-run HR, SO.
...Norichika Aoki was shut down, going 0-for-4 with a run: fielder's choice, strikeout, fly out to center, fly out to right.
...Not a very good game for Shohei Tateyama he gives up 5 runs (3 coming on 3 home runs) over 8 innings of work. He did appear to settle down a bit after giving up his second home run of the night in the third -- he retired 9 straight before giving up his third home run in the 6th.
Tateyama's final line: 8 IP, 33 BF, 112 NP, 7 H, 5 SO, 1 BB, 5 R, 5 ER.