Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha - 19:00
Attendance: 21229 | Series tied, 5-5-0 | Time: 3:03
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 4-6, 3.62 - Daisuke Miura (YOK) 3-5, 5.49
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||3-for-6, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: S3, 4: f3, 5: 3B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F9, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 3B, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 2B, 5: BB, 6: SO, 8: L4|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: SO, 4: HR, 5: G6, 7: BB, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||3-for-5, 1 R||2: F8, 4: f5, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-3, 1 R||2: F7, 5: F7, 6: E1, 7: BB|
|PR-3B||Yoshimoto, Ryo||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||0-for-4, 1 R||3: SO, 5: SO, 6: BB, 7: F4, 8: G4|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: SO, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, W||8||112||31||27||7||0||5||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||3.266|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th, 9th)
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||2-for-4||1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: 2B|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-3||1: G6, 3: S3, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G5, 6: G4, 8: DP|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 3: G1, 6: 2B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||2-for-3||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Onishi, Hiroaki||0-for-2||2: S2, 4: SO, 6: G5|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||9: DP|
|(C)||Hashimoto, Tasuku||0-for-2||2: G3, 4: F7|
|PH-C||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Saeki, Takahiro||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-2||2: IBB, 4: G5, 7: SO|
|(P)||Miura, Daisuke||0-for-1||2: G6|
|PH||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-1||5: F8|
|PH-RF||Yoshimura, Yuki||1-for-1||7: 1B (BrO)|
|Miura, Daisuke, L||4 2/3||96||22||19||6||1||6||2||0||1||0||0||5||5||5.786|
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Tanaka fouls out to first. Iihara strikes out swinging. Guiel hits a double to right, runner on second. Whitesell hits a 2-run homer. Aikawa fouls out to third.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Miyamoto flies out to left. Fujimoto strikes out swinging. Muranaka walks. Aoki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Tanaka clears the bases with a 2-run triple to center, runner on third. Iihara hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Guiel walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kato in for Miura.
Whitesell grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa hits a single to right. Miyamoto reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and second. Fujimoto walks to load the bases. Muranaka hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third. Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Iihara strikes out swinging. Guiel strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Takasaki on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Takeyama is the new catcher; Yoshimura takes over in right.
Tanaka hits a single to center. Iihara hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Guiel lines out to second. Whitesell hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Aikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yoshimoto strikes out swinging. Fujimoto grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara flies out to right. Guiel strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd
Murata hits a single to center. Sledge walks, runners on first and second. Onishi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hashimoto grounds out to first. Castillo gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Miura grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Shimozono hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Uchikawa grounds out to third. Murata grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 6th
Uchikawa grounds out to second. Murata hits a double to left. Sledge strikes out swinging. Onishi grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th
Whitesell walks. Aikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Miyamoto walks to load the bases. Yoshimoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Miyamoto. Fujimoto flies out to second. Muranaka strikes out looking. Aoki flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Takeyama, pinch-hitting for Hashimoto, strikes out swinging. Castillo strikes out swinging. Yoshimura, pinch-hitting for F. Kobayashi, hits a single to left. Shimozono hits a double to right and Yoshimura gets thrown out trying to score.
The Swallows won their third straight game and are now 27-41-2 (5th place). ... The Bay Stars are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 25-44-0 (6th place).
Muranaka (YAK) got the win and is now 5-6 on the year. ... Miura (YOK) took the loss and is now 0-4 in his last 5 starts (including 3 losses in a row). Miura's last win came on 5/21 (vs Nippon Ham). He is now 3-6.
Naha-born umpires Masato Tomoyose and Kazuaki Nako were given flowers in a ceremony prior to the game.
Whitesell became the first player to hit a home run in the newly renovated stadium.
Okinawa-born Denney Tomori threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
YAK: Whitesell (2)