Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46305 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 1-0, 8.10 - Keiji Uezono (HAN) 0-0, 2.38
Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 4th)
|(LF)||Miwa, Masayoshi||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: F8, 5: G5|
|PH||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-0||7: HBP|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||3-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G1, 7: S7, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: E3, 6: 2B, 7: G6, 9: SO|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-5||1: 2B, 3: F8, 6: G6, 8: SO, 9: G5|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: G3, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3||1: F8, 4: BB, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G1, 4: L6, 7: BB, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Kinugawa, Atsushi||0-for-3||2: G5, 4: DP, 7: BB, 8: SO|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||0-for-2||2: G6, 5: G4|
|PH-LF||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-2||7: G3, 9: G3|
|Sato, Yoshinori, L||6||102||24||21||4||1||3||3||0||0||0||0||5||5||7.875|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 5th)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-2, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: IBB|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3||1: G6, 2: G1, 5: F1|
|PH-RF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G5, 5: DP, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: F7|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: BB|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 4: G6, 6: G5, 8: F4|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-2||1: SO, 4: BB, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-2||1: G4, 4: F4|
|PH-1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||1-for-1||7: 2B|
|(P)||Uezono, Keiji||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: G4|
|PH||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-1||7: G5|
|Uezono, Keiji, W||6 1/3||109||27||23||4||0||2||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.038|
Bottom of the 1st - 5 runs, 4 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult.
Murton reaches on an infield single. Hirano grounds out to short, runner on second. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Kanemoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Arai walks to load the bases. Toritani hits a grand slam. Brazell strikes out. Katsuragi grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 0 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin.
Fujimoto walks. Kinugawa walks, runners on first and second. Iihara pinch-hits for Yoshinori and grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Takeuchi enters the game to pinch-hit for Miwa.
Pitching change: Tsutsui in for Uezono.
Pinch-hitting for Takeuchi, Hatakeyama is hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Tanaka hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Aoki grounds out to short.
Top of the 1st
Miwa grounds out to second. Tanaka hits a single to center. Aoki strikes out. D'Antona doubles to right, runners on second and third. Guiel walks to load the bases. Miyamoto flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Miwa flies out to center. Tanaka singles to center. Aoki reaches on a fielding error by the first baseman (E3), runners on first and second. D'Antona flies out to center, runners on first and third. Guiel strikes out.
Top of the 6th
Aoki doubles to left. D'Antona grounds out to short. Guiel grounds out to first, Aoki advances to third. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
Brazell grounds out to second. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Katsuragi, hits a double to right. Sakurai pinch-hits for Tsutsui and grounds out to third. Murton takes an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Asai pinch-hits for Hirano and strikes out.
Top of the 8th
D'Antona strikes out. Guiel strikes out. Miyamoto hits a single to center. Fujimoto doubles to right, runners on second and third. Kinugawa strikes out.
Top of the 9th
Iihara grounds out to first. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Kato, walks. Tanaka singles to right, runners on first and second. Aoki strikes outs. D'Antona grounds out to third.
The Tigers managed to stop a three game slide. ... Kanemoto's (HAN) 1,015th consecutive game played as a Tiger set a new franchise record. ... Jojima (HAN) hit his first grand slam since returning to Japan. It was also the first time Yoshinori has given up a grand slam. ... Uezono (HAN) won his first game since July 2008. ... Murton (HAN) has now reach safely in 13 straight games to start the season. ... After giving up the grand slam to Jojima in the first inning, Sato (YAK) settled down and didn't give up any more hits during his outing, even retiring 9 straight after the home run