Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 43580 | Yomiuri leads series, 7-1-0 | Time: 2:47
Potential Starters: Tomokazu Oka (YOK) 2-2, 4.05 - Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 3-7, 5.92
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd)
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: G4, 8: G4|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||2-for-3||1: S1, 3: 2B, 5: G4, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G5, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Onishi, Hiroaki||0-for-3||2: DP, 4: DP-E, 6: G4|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Hashimoto, Tasuku||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F4, 7: G1, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-3||3: G5, 4: IBB, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(P)||Oka, Tomokazu||1-for-3||3: 1B, 4: G5, 7: SO|
|Oka, Tomokazu||6 2/3||89||27||26||9||1||5||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.664|
|Sanada, Hiroki, L||2/3||14||4||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.461|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st, 3rd)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G3|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: DP, 5: F8, 8: G4|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: F9, 8: BB|
|PR-LF||Kudo, Takahito||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: HR|
|(1B-C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: f2, 6: F6, 8: G4|
|(CF-RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: G4|
|(2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F8|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Kazunari||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(P)||Gonzalez, Dicky||1-for-3||3: G6, 5: G6, 7: 1B|
|Gonzalez, Dicky||7 1/3||118||30||26||6||0||3||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||5.326|
|Kubo, Yuya, W||2/3||12||2||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.432|
|Kroon, Marc, S||1||11||3||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.050|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Wakiya walks. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits into a double play.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Murata hits a double to right. Sledge walks, runners on first and second. Onishi hits a grounder to second, Sledge advances to second on a throwing error (E3) and Murata scores, runner on second. Hashimoto flies out to second. Castillo gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Oka grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
Wakiya grounds out to second. Takahashi walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kudo. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Kato in for Sanada.
Abe grounds out to second.
Pitchign change: Ejiri in for Sanada.
Chono grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Shimozono hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Uchikawa strikes out looking. Murata flies out to right.
Top of the 3rd
Castillo grounds out to third. Oka hits a single to center. Shimozono grounds out to first, runner on first. Ishikawa hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Uchikawa flies out to left.
Bottom of the 4th
Takahashi hits a single to right. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Abe fouls out to the catcher. Chono hits a single to left, Takahashi thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Furuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Shimozono grounds out to second. Ishikawa hits a single to left and steals second. Uchikawa walks, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Gonzalez.
Defense: E. Gonzalez takes over at first; Abe moves from first to catcher.
Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge strikes out swinging.
The Giants won their second game in a row and are now 41-26-0 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 24-42-0 (6th place).
Kubo (YOM) picked up his 5th victory in relief and is now 5-0. Kroon recorded his 2nd save (12th of the year) since losing his first game of the season on 6/19 (vs Chunichi). ... Sanada (YOK) took the loss in relief and is now 2-4. His last victory in relief came on 5/18 (vs Rakuten), a span of 12 appearances.
Tatsunori Hara notched his 516th managerial win. That put him in a tie with Motoshi Fujita for fourth place on the franchise win list.
YOM: Sakamoto (14), Ramirez (23)