Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kurashiki "Muscat" Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 24546 | Hanshin leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 3:08
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 5-6, 3.27 - Jason Standridge (HAN) 4-1, 4.84
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 1st, 9th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||3-for-4||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: HBP, 7: G3, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-5||1: f2, 3: E5, 5: G1, 8: F8, 9: DP|
|(LF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: G4, 8: G6|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-0||1: HBP|
|PR-1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-3||3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||1: DP, 3: G5, 6: G6, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||2: f9, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(RF)||Ueda, Tsuyoshi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Onizaki, Yuji||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Guiel, Aaron||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-1||9: F7|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, L||6||99||26||22||7||0||5||2||1||1||0||0||2||2||3.248|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd, 6th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(RF-2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: S5, 3: 1B, 4: f5, 7: 1B, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 7: G1|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F8, 3: G6, 5: G4, 7: 2B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: SO, 5: f5, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-2, 1 R||2: HBP (CS), 4: 1B (SB), 6: BB, 7: F8|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 7: F8|
|(2B)||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-2||2: F7, 4: BB, 6: G1|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(P)||Standridge, Jason||1-for-4, 1 R||3: f3, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|Standridge, Jason, W||9||145||38||35||10||0||8||1||2||0||0||0||1||1||4.238|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Toritani hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Arai flies out to center. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima hits a single to left. Asai hits a single to center. Runners advance to second and third on double steal. Yamato walks to load the bases. Standridge strikes out swinging. Toritani hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Hirano fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Standridge hits a single to right. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hirano hits a single to right, bases loaded. Murton drives in a run with a ground out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Arai clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Masubuchi.
Brazell hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Jojima flies out to center. Asai flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in right; Hirano moves from right to second.
Ueda hits a single to center. Onizaki hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Takaichi, flies out to left. Aoki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Tanaka grounds into a double play.
Top of the 1st
Aoki hits a single to center. Tanaka fouls out on the bunt attempt. Iihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Whitesell gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Takeuchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Aikawa grounds into a double play.
Top of the 2nd
Miyamoto fouls out to right. Ueda hits a single to center. Onizaki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Muranaka fails on three bunt attempts. Aoki hits an infield single, Ueda gets thrown out trying to score.
Top of the 3rd
Tanaka reaches and advances to second on a throwing error (E5). Iihara grounds out to first, runner on third. Takeuchi strikes out swinging. Aikawa grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
Standridge fouls out to first. Toritani grounds out to second. Hirano hits a single to center. Murton hits a double to right, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Muranaka strikes out swinging. Aoki gets hit by a pitch. Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Iihara grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th
Tanaka flies out to center. Iihara grounds out to short. Takeuchi hits a single to center. Aikawa walks, runners on first and second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
The Tigers are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 41-31-1 (2nd place). ... The Swallows dropped their second game in a row and are now 29-43-2 (5th place).
Standridge (HAN) got the win and has not lost since 5/16 (vs Rakuten), a stretch where he is now 4-0 over 7 starts. This was also his first complete game of the year. Standridge improved to 5-1 on the year. ... Muranaka (YAK) took the loss and is now 5-7.
Whitesell (YAK) was hit by a pitch on his right knee in the 1st inning and was replaced by a pinch-runner. An examination at a local hospital did not reveal any damage to the bones.