Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Toyohashi Baseball Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 12072 | Chunichi leads series, 6-2-0 | Time: 2:41
Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 2-4, 2.80 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 1-2, 5.00
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd, 5th)
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 4: G4, 6: G4, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4||2: E3, 4: F6, 7: SO, 9: 2B|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-4||2: DP, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Onishi, Hiroaki||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G3, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 9: G4|
|(C)||Hashimoto, Tasuku||1-for-2||3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB|
|PH||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-1||9: G1|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: HR, 5: DP, 7: F7|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: F9|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-1||8: G4|
|Kaga, Shigeru, L||6 2/3||78||26||26||8||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||4||4||3.082|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F6, 4: 1B, 6: 遊2, 8: G5|
|(CF-LF)||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: DP, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F4, 4: G5, 7: HR, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 5: G6, 7: HR, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||2: f2, 5: SO, 7: F9|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: F7, 7: F5|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||1-for-1, 1 R||7: 2B|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-3, 1 RBI||3: F8, 6: G3, 7: 1B|
|(P)||Yamai, Daisuke||1-for-2, 1 R||3: SO, 6: 2B|
|PH||Nakagawa, Hiroki||0-for-1||7: G4|
|Yamai, Daisuke, W||7||114||26||25||5||1||7||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||6.300|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||8||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.296|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||17||5||5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.779|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamai on the mound for Chunichi
Hashimoto strikes out swinging. Castillo hits a solo homer. Kaga grounds out to short. Shimozono flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run 2 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
N. Donoue strikes out swinging. Tanishige grounds out to first. Yamai hits a double to left. Araki hits an RBI double off short, runner on second. Fujii grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Morino hits a solo homer. Wada hits a solo homer. Blanco flies out to right. Nomoto flies out to third. T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for N. Donoue, hits a double to left. Tanishige hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Ejiri in for Kaga.
Nakagawa, pinch-hitting for Yamai, grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwase on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Arai takes over at first; Hidenori takes over in center; Fujii moves from center to left.
Uchikawa hits a single to left. Murata hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Sledge strikes out swinging. Onishi drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Takeyama, pinch-hitting for Hashimoto, grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 5th
Sledge hits a single to center. Onishi strikes out swinging. Hashimoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Castillo hits into a double play.
Top of the 7th
Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge strikes out swinging. Onishi hits a double to right. Hashimoto walks, runners on first and second. Castillo flies out to left.
The Dragons won their second straight game and are now 34-33-1 (3rd place). ... The Bay Stars dropped their second straight game and are now 23-41-0 (6th place).
Yamai (CHU) won his first game since 4/6 (vs Yokohama) and evened his record out to 2-2. Prior to the start, he was 0-1 over his last three starts. Iwase (CHU) saved his 19th game of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and is now 2-5.
Morino (CHU) and Wada (CHU) have now gone back-to-back in two straight games.
Iwase (CHU) took over sole possession of 2nd place on the All-time saves list with his 253rd career save.
YOK: Castillo (7)
CHU: Morino (10), Wada (19)