Yakult Swallows vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 20129 | Series tied, 1-1-1 | Time: 3:20
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 1-7, 4.29 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 4-3, 2.76
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||3-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-3, 2 RBI||1: S1, 3: G4, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(DH)||Guiel, Aaron||1-for-5, 2 RBI||1: G4, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G5, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||2: G3, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||3-for-4||2: G1, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 5: G2, 6: G6, 8: G6|
|(SS)||Onizaki, Yuji||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G4, 5: 打妨, 7: G6, 8: G4|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-2, 1 R||3: G6, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: BB (SB)|
|Ishikawa, Masanori, W||6||101||26||26||10||1||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.073|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||1||21||4||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.813|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||16||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.095|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||12||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.038|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 3rd, 5th)
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: G5|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||2-for-4||1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: BB, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4||1: F4, 3: 1B, 5: DP, 7: F7|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: f3, 3: DP, 6: HR, 8: G6|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: G1, 6: F3, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F9, 6: G4, 9: G6|
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-4||2: F7, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: F7, 9: 1B|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, L||8||123||35||32||10||0||7||1||0||1||0||0||4||2||2.718|
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Aikawa hits a single to left. Miyamoto fails to move the runner over on a sac bunt, runner on first. Onizaki reaches on catcher interference. Fukuchi strikes out swinging. Aoki hits an infield single, bases loaded. Tanaka hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Guiel hits a 2-run single to left and Tanaka gets thrown out at third.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Nakamura hits a solo homer. Yamasaki flies out to first. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Shima hits an infield single. Makida grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Onizaki grounds out to short. Fukuchi walks. Aoki hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Guiel strikes out swinging. D'Antona strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Guiel grounds out to second, runner on third. D'Antona strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Takasu strikes out looking. N. Watanabe hits a double to left. Teppei flies out to second. Nakamura fouls out to first.
Top of the 2nd
Iihara grounds out to first. Aikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Miyamoto hits a double to right. Onizaki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Yamasaki hits a double to right. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to short. Makida hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa flies out to left.
Bottom of the 3rd
Takasu grounds out to third. N. Watanabe hits a single to left. Teppei hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Nakamura grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 5th
Hijirisawa hits a double to right. Takasu hits a single to center, runners on first and third. N. Watanabe hits a grounder to third, Hijirisawa gets thrown out trying to score. Teppei grounds into a double play.
Top of the 6th
D'Antona grounds out to third. Iihara strikes out swinging. Aikawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a passed ball. Miyamoto grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th
Iihara grounds out to short. Aikawa hits a single to right. Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on second. Onizaki grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th
Fukuchi walks. Aoki strikes out swinging. Fukuchi steals second. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Fukuchi gets picked off at second. Guiel strikes out looking.
The Swallows won their third game in a row and are now 20-36-2 (6th place, 16 games under 500). ... The Eagles dropped their second straight game and are now 29-32-1 (5th place, 3 games under 500).
Ishikawa (YAK) picked up his second victory of the year and is now 2-7. Lim (YAK) saved his 9th game of the season. ... Iwakuma (RAK) took the loss and is now 0-2 over his last 6 starts -- his last victory came on 6/1 against the Orix Buffaloes. He is now 4-4.
A 53-year-old man from Fukuoka fell out of the left field stands (from a height of about 2.8 meters) during the game and stopped play for about 6 minutes. According to the Eagles, the man was apparently drunk when he decided to climb over a 1.7 meter safety fence and then fell onto the field, suffering a contusion to his left left.
Rakuten: Nakamura (10)