Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha - 19:00
Attendance: 21030 | Yakult leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 3:14
Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 4-4, 3.92 - Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 2-5, 3.08
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G5, 3: F4, 5: 2B, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F6, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: SO|
|(LF-RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-2||1: BB, 4: G6, 5: F7, 8: HBP|
|(RF)||Guiel, Aaron||1-for-4||1: G3, 4: F9, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-3||2: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 6: SO|
|PH-1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||8: G4|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: L3, 5: 1B, 6: G6, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Fujimoto, Atsushi||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: S1, 7: G6, 9: G1|
|(P)||Nakazawa, Masato||0-for-2||3: F4, 5: SO|
|1B||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Nakazawa, Masato, W||5 2/3||89||23||23||6||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.857|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||1 1/3||29||7||7||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.368|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||21||4||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.452|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||14||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.771|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 6: F8, 7: 1B|
|PH||Saeki, Takahiro||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(SS-2B)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: G4, 6: G4, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 7: G1|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: F4, 6: 2B, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Yoshimura, Yuki||2-for-4||2: G5, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F8|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-4||3: G6, 5: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|CF||Onishi, Hiroaki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-1||3: G4|
|PH||Noguchi, Toshihiro||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH-SS||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-2||7: G3, 9: SO|
|Kaga, Shigeru, L||5||73||21||19||6||0||2||1||0||1||1||0||3||3||3.256|
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa hits a a single to right. Miyamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Fujimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third. Nakazawa strikes out swinging. Aoki hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runner advances to second on throw. Iihara flies out to left.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Shimozono flies out to center. Ishikawa grounds out to second. Uchikawa hits a double to center. Murata hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Sledge hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Masubuchi in for Nakazawa
Defense: Hatakeyama takes over at first.
Yoshimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Takeyama strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 5th
Sledge strikes out swinging. Yoshimura hits an infield single. Takeyama strikes out swinging. Castillo hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Noguchi, pinch-hitting for Kaga, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Castillo grounds out to second. Fujita, pinch-hitting for Kato, grounds out to first. Shimozono hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nonaka. Ishikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Uchikawa grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th
Aoki grounds out to first. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Iihara gets hit by a pitch. Guiel hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, grounds out to second.
The Swallows won their fourth game in a row and are now 28-41-2 (4th place). ... The Bay Stars dropped their second straight game and are now 25-45-0 (6th place).
Nakazawa (YAK) got the win and improved to 5-4 on the year. Lim (YAK) saved his 14th game of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) dropped his second straight start and is now 2-6.