Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 22804 | Yokohama leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 3:12
Potential Starters: Stephen Randolph (YOK) 0-4, 5.57 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 1-3, 5.59
Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Ide, Shotaro||2-for-4||1: 1B (BrO), 3: G5, 4: G4, 6: BB (CS), 8: 1B|
|(SS-2B)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||2-for-4, 1 R||1: S2, 3: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F6|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-4, 1 R||1: G1, 3: BB, 4: G4, 7: F8, 9: G4|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||2-for-5, 2 RBI||2: G3, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: 振逃|
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-4||2: BB, 3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: f5, 9: SO|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: SO, 5: G4, 8: F7|
|(P)||Oka, Tomokazu||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO|
|P||Ushida, Shigeki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Oka, Tomokazu, W||6 1/3||90||25||24||6||1||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||1.421|
|Ushida, Shigeki, H||1 1/3||24||5||5||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.288|
|Yamaguchi, Shun, S||1 1/3||21||5||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.945|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd)
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-4||1: F7, 3: G3, 5: G4, 8: F7|
|(2B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4||1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: F3, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|(1B)||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: SO, 7: HR, 9: E6|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||1-for-3||2: L4, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: F8|
|(3B)||Ueda, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4||2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G3, 9: SO|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-3||3: 1B (BrO), 5: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-1||3: F2|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||5: f3|
|PH||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, L||5||96||26||22||8||1||3||3||0||1||0||0||4||4||3.892|
Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Ide grounds out to third. Ishikawa hits a double to left. Uchikawa walks, runners on first and second. Murata hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Sledge grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Castillo clears the bases with a 2-run single to left, runner on first. Shimozono grounds out to first.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murata hits a solo homer. Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo flies out to center. Shimozono hits a single to right. Takeyama grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Takeuchi hits a solo homer. Fujimoto walks. Ueda grounds out to first, runner on first.
Pitching change: Ushida in for Oka.
Aikawa strikes out looking. Guiel, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Ide hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Uchikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Ide is thrown out trying to advance to third, runner on first. Murata hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Sledge grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Fukuchi flies out to left. Miyamoto hits a single to right. Aoki grounds out to second, runner on first. A wild pitch allows the runner to advance to second. Iihara flies out to center.
Top of the 4th
Takeyama strikes out looking. Oka walks. Ide grounds out to second. Ishikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Uchikawa grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Fujimoto hits a single to left. Ueda hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, fouls out to first. Fukuchi grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Uchikawa flies out to center. Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge walks. Castillo hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Shimozono fouls out to third.
Top of the 8th
Takeyama flies out to left. Ushida strikes out looking. Ide hits a single to center and advances on a balk. Ishikawa flies out to short.
Top of the 9th
Uchikawa grounds out to second. Murata walks. Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo reaches on a dropped third strike, runners on first and second. Shimozono strikes out swinging.
The Swallows have not won consecutive games since a two game winning streak on 4/2, 4/3. They have also dropped seven series since then (0-7-1). The loss dropped the Swallows back into last place. ... The Bay Stars have won their last three consecutive series. ... Oka won his first game on Japanese soil since 4/29/1994. ... The Ni-gun Swallows team had scored four runs off Oka on 4/27. Perhaps part of that could be explained by what Bay Stars' batting coach Hiroki Nomura told reporters: "He had better velocity than his Ni-gun games and his off-speed pitches had a sharp break."