Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 28503 | Hanshin leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 2:50
Potential Starters: Casey Fossum (HAN) 2-3, 4.68 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 2-8, 4.35
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: G4, 6: G4, 8: f2|
|(RF-2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-4||1: G3, 4: SO, 6: G3, 8: G1|
|(LF-CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G6, 4: G6, 7: BB, 9: L4|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||2: DP, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-2, 1 RBI||3: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH-LF||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|(2B)||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: G4|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(P)||Tsuru, Naoto||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G4|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||1||14||3||2||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.400|
|Nishimura, Ken, L||1/3||14||4||4||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||2.854|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 7: DP|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-3, 1 R||1: F3, 3: G5, 5: BB, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: BB, 3: L3, 5: 2B, 8: HR|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-4||1: F9, 4: G6, 5: F8, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: HR|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B (CS), 8: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: SO, 6: f4, 8: G5|
|(SS)||Onizaki, Yuji||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: f2, 7: SO|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-0||7: BB|
|Ishikawa, Masanori||6 1/3||96||23||21||3||0||5||2||0||0||1||0||2||2||4.247|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, W||1||8||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.931|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||9||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.844|
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Brazell hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Jojima strikes out swinging. Asai hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Yamato grounds out to second, runner on second. Tsuru grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Onizaki fouls out to the catcher. Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a double to left. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Iihara hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. D'Antona flies out to center.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Arai walks. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Masubuchi in for Ishikawa.
Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first first and second. Lin, pinch-hitting for Asai, hits a a single to center, bases loaded. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Yamato, strikes out swinging. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Tsuru. A run scores on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Hiyama strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka hits a single to right. Iihara hits a 2-run homer. D'Antona grounds out to short. Whitesell hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Uezono in for Nishimura.
Kawamoto strikes out swinging. Miyamoto grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 1st
Aoki hits a double to center. Tanaka pops out to first on a bunt. Iihara walks, runners on first and second. D'Antona flies out to right, runners on first and third. Whitesell grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Aoki walks. Tanaka grounds out to third, runner on second. Iihara lines out to first.
Bottom of the 4th
D'Antona grounds out to short. Whitesell grounds out to second. Kawamoto hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Miyamoto strikes out looking.
The Swallows stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 25-41-2 (5th place). ... The Tigers 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 36-28-1 (2nd place).
Matsuoka (YAK) picked up his first win of the season and is now 1-1. Lim (YAK) saved his 13th game of the year. ... Nishimura (HAN) suffered his first loss of the season (and of his career) and is now 4-1.
Whitesell (YAK) recorded his first NPB homer.
The Swallows set a new Guinness World Record for most number of people at a public toast with 2,7126.
YAK: Iihara (4), Whitesell (1)