Yakult Swallows vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 20512 | Yakult leads series, 2-1-1 | Time: 3:27
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 1-5, 5.14 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 8-3, 2.59
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-5, 2 R||1: G3, 3: G5, 6: G6, 8: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G6, 9: 2B|
|(DH)||Guiel, Aaron||1-for-3||1: F6, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|PH-DH||Yoshimoto, Ryo||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: F8, 4: G5, 6: G4, 8: S7|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: BB, 8: BB|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: G6, 7: G6, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 8: F8|
|(SS)||Onizaki, Yuji||1-for-4||3: 1B (BrO), 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: G3|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||1-for-3, 1 R||3: S1, 5: G6, 8: 1B, 9: G6|
|Sato, Yoshinori, W||7 2/3||128||31||27||5||1||2||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||4.606|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1/3||7||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.080|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||8||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.982|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 8: G4|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: S3, 6: G4, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4||2: G6, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F8, 5: HR, 7: BB, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-4||2: G5, 5: f3, 7: F9, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-2||3: F8, 5: BB (BrO), 7: G4|
|PH||Hiraishi, Yosuke||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||3: G3, 5: 2B, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-3||3: L5, 5: G4, 7: G6|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, L||8||125||34||28||7||0||2||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||2.559|
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Ruiz fouls out to first. Kusano walks. Shima hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Uchimura hits a grounder to second, Kusano get thrown out at home. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Makida takes over in left.
Fukuchi hits an infield single. Aoki hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Tanaka grounds out to short. Guiel walks to load the bases. Ueda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Guiel. D'Antona hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Iihara walks to load the bases. Aikawa walks in a run, bases loaded. Miyamoto flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten.
Defense: Nishimura takes over at third.
Onizaki grounds out to first. Fukuchi grounds out to short. Aoki hits a single to center. Tanaka hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Yoshimoto, pinch-hitting for Ueda, walks, runners on first and second. Takeuchi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
D'Antona flies out to center. Iihara hits an infield single. Aikawa grounds out to short, runner on second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Onizaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuchi. Aoki grounds out to third. Tanaka hits a single to right, Onizaki gets thrown out at home.
Bottom of the 4th
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Watanabe. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Nakamura grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Iihara walks. Aikawa hits a grounder to short, runner on second. Miyamoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Onizaki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
Yamasaki walks. Ruiz flies out to right. Kusano grounds out to second, runner on first. Makida enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kusano. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Uchimura grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Hijirisawa grounds out to second. N. Watanabe grounds out to short. Teppei hits a single to center. Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Yoshinori.
Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nakamura. Yamasaki strikes out looking.
The Swallows took the Inter-league series, 2-1-1.
The Swallows matched their season high of four wins in a row and are now 21-36-2 (5th place). With today's victory, they finally move out of last place. ... The Eagles lost their third game in a row and are now 29-33-1 (5th place).
Yoshinori (YAK) ended a personal 5-game losing streak and won his first game since his first start and win of the year on 3/27 (vs Yomiuri). He is now 2-5. Lim (YAK) picked up his 10th save of the year. ... Tanaka's (RAK) personal 4-game winning streak came to an end. He is now 8-4.
Yamasaki (YAK) hit his 39th career Inter-league homer.
Rakuten: Yamasaki (15)