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NPB Games (CL): April 1, 2010

by on Apr.01, 2010 @ 6:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 5 14 1
Yakult 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

Attendance: 12417 | Yakult leads series, 2-1 | Time: 3:28

Potential Starters: Edward Valdez (CHU) - Tony Barnette (YAK)

Chunichi

Hitting

Cesar, Dionys, CF: 1-for-4, R, G5, 2B, F7, DP, SH

Morino, Masahiko, 3B: 1-for-3, R, RBI -> F6, 2B, BB, SO, BB

Blanco, Tony. 1B: 2-for-4, R, RBI -> SO, HBP, 2B, HF, DP

Oyama, Keiji, C: 2-for-3, R, RBI -> G5, S8, 1B, 1B, BB

Koike, Masaaki, PH: 1-for-1, R, 2 RBI -> HR

14 LOB, 2 DP

Scoring

4th inning, runner on second, no out - Morino hits an RBI double to center

4th inning, bases loaded, 1 out - Oyama hits a sac fly to center

6th inning, runner on second, 1 out - Koike hits a 2-run homer

7th inning, 1 out - Blanco hits a solo homer

Pitching

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Valdez, Edward, W 5 68 20 17 6 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 3.375
Shimizu, Akinobu, H 1/3 10 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kobayashi, Masato, H 1/3 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Suzuki, Yoshihiro, H 1/3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Asao, Takuya, H 1 32 5 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Takahashi, Akifumi, H 1 18 5 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 15 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.500
9 150 38 32 8 2 6 3 1 2 1 0 2 2

Yakult

Hitting

Fukuchi, Kazuki, LF: 1-for-4, R, RBI -> HR, G4, G4, SO

Aoki, Norichika, CF: 2-for-3, R, RBI -> HR, G6, BB, 1B

D'Antona, Jamie, 1B: 1-for-4 -> 1B, DP, F3, SO

Guiel, Aaron, RF: 1-for-3 -> L3, 1B, SO, HBP

9 LOB, 2 DP

Scoring

1st inning, no out - Fukuchi hits a solo home run

1st inning, 1 out - Aoki hits a solo home run

Pitching

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ishikawa, Masanori, L 7 118 35 30 12 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 5 5 6.231
Hashimoto, Yoshitaka 1/3 9 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Lee, Hei-Chun 0/3 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 54.000
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 1 2/3 28 7 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 161 46 35 14 2 3 6 1 3 0 0 5 5

Notes: There were very strong winds during the game. ... Shigeru Takada told his reporters that his players weren't good fielders on windy days. ... Hitoki Iwase picked up his first save of the year. ... Edward Valdez recorded his first win in the NPB.

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Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yomiuri 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 12 13 0
Yokohama 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 1

Attendance: 20969 | Yomiuri leads seres, 2-1 | Time: 3:15

Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM), 1-0, 0.00 - Stephen Randolph (YOK), 0-1, 11.25

Yomiuri

Hitting

Sakamoto, Hayato, SS: 5-for-5, 2 R -> 1B, SH, 1B, 3B, 2B, 1B

Ogasawara, Michihiro, 3B: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI -> 2B, BB, f7, f3, BB

Ramirez, Alex, LF: 1-for-4, R, 5 RBI -> G5, HR, G6, G6

Wakiya, Ryota, 2B-3B: 0-for-1, R, RBI -> G4

Chono, Hisayoshi, RF: 1-for-2, R, RBI -> SO, 2B

Suzuki, Takahiro, LF-CF: 1-for-1, 2 RBI -> 1B

8 LOB, 0 DP

Scoring

1st inning, runners on first and third, no out - Ogaswara hits an RBI double to left

1st inning, runners on second and third, no out - Ramirez drives in a run with a ground out to third

1st inning, runners on first and third, 1 out - Passed ball allows runner to score

2nd inning, bases loaded, 2 out - Ramirez hits a grand slam

8th inning, bases loaded, 1 out - Ogasawara drives in a run with a walk

8th inning, bases loaded, 1 out - Wakiya drives in a run with a ground out to second

8th inning, runners on first and third, 2 out - Chono hits and RBI double to left

8th inning, runners on second and third, 2 out - Suzuki hits a 2-run single to center

Pitching

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Utsumi, Tetsuya, W 8 119 32 31 9 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.125
Kobayashi, Masahide 1 8 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.000
9 127 37 36 11 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2

Yokohama

Hitting

Uchikawa, Seiichi, 1B: 2-for-5, R, RBI -> 2B, G6, SO, 1B, G6

Castillo, Jose, 2B: 3-for-4, RBI -> G6, 1B, 1B, 1B

Murata, Shuichi. 3B: 0-for-4 -> L6, SO, G9, G6

Sledge, Terrmel. LF: 0-for-4 -> F7, G3, DP, G4

Ishikawa, Takehiro. SS: 3-for-4, R -> 1B, 1B, G3, 1B

8 LOB, 1 DP

Scoring

1st inning, runner on third, 1 out - Castillo drives in a run with a ground out to third

7th inning, runners on second and third, 2 out - Uchikawa hits an RBI single to left

Pitching

Name IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Randolph, Stephen, L 5 108 26 20 8 1 2 4 1 1 1 0 7 6 11.000
Kuwahara, Kentaro 2 28 8 7 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kato, Kosuke 1 42 9 6 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 5 47.250
Takamiya, Kazuya 1 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 193 47 37 13 1 6 8 1 1 1 0 12 11

Notes: Alex Ramirez has now hit 9 grand slams in his NPB career (tops for a foreign player).  He now also has 300 career home runs (between Japan and the US). ... This was Hayato Sakamoto's first 5-hit game. ... Hisayoshi Chono picked up his first career RBI.

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Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00 ---- CANCELED DUE TO RAIN

Potential Starters: Tatsuya Kojima (HAN) - Takeshi Komatsu (HIR)

The game was canceled due to rain.