Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 26967 | Chunichi leads series, 4-2-1 | Time: 2:47
Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 3-0, 1.61 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU)
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 7th)
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G4, 6: G4, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-4||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: G4|
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: G4, 9: G1|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: 2B, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-2||2: G3, 4: HBP, 7: G4|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G4, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||0-for-3||2: f5, 5: G4, 7: DP|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: F4, 8: G4|
|(P)||Kawashima, Ryo||0-for-2||3: F7, 5: SO|
|PH||Ueda, Tsuyoshi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||12||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.421|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, L||1 2/3||41||9||7||3||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||1.385|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 9th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 8: F7|
|(2B)||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S1, 3: F5, 5: 1B (CS), 8: F8|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-3||1: F9, 3: BB, 6: f7, 9: 1B (BrO)|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: f3, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G5, 4: F7, 6: F8, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: F7, 7: F8, 9: 1B (SB)|
|(RF)||Matsui, Yusuke||0-for-3||2: F4, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|RF||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-0||9: HBP|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F9, 5: 2B, 7: F4, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-1||3: F8, 5: S1|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Asao, Takuya, W||1||10||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.409|
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawashima on the mound for Yakult
Tanishige hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by K. Nakata. Araki strikes out looking. T. Iwsaki hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. T. Iwasaki gets caught trying to steal second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
D'Antona hits a double to right. Guiel grounds out to second, runner on third. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Fujimoto grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Oshimoto on the mound for Yakult
Morino hits a single to right. Blanco flies out to center, and Morino is thrown out trying to get back to first. Wada walks. Oshima hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Oshima steals second. Hidenori gets hit by a pitch to load the bases. Tanishige hits a walk-off RBI single to right.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Iwasaki. Morino flies out to right, runner on third. Blanco walks, runners on first and third. Wada grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 2nd
D'Antona strikes out swinging. Guiel grounds out to first. Miyamoto hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Fujimoto fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
K. Nakata flies out to center. Araki hits a double to left. T. Iwasaki flies out to third. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Tanaka hits an infield single. Aoki grounds out to short. D'Antona strikes out swinging. Guiel gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
The Swallows have now lost 5 games in a row. This marks the second time this season that Yakult has lost 5 games in a row. They also fall 10 game under 500. ... The Dragons have won four in a row (with a tie sandwiched in-between) against the Swallows this year. This was also the 4th time Chunichi recorded a walk-off win this season (twice by Tanishige). ... With the win, Asao (CHU) evened out his record to 2-2. ... Oshimoto (YAK) was the losing pitcher on record and dropped to 1-2 on the year.
Satoshi Kanada (part of the comic duo Hanya) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.