Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 34942 | Hanshin leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 3:25
Potential Starters: Hiromitsu Takagi (YAK) 0-1, 5.06 - Yuya Ando (HAN) 1-2, 6.18
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: f3, 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: F8, 8: BB, 9: G6|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-5, 1 R||1: G1, 3: G4, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G1, 3: F9, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-5, 1 R, 5 RBI||2: G6, 3: F7, 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 4: 1B, 4: G6, 7: BB, 8: F2|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4, 2 R||2: 1B, 4: BB, 5: F8, 7: G6, 9: F9|
|(SS)||Onizaki, Yuji||1-for-5, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: f2, 5: G6, 7: F5, 9: G5|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 5: HBP, 7: G6, 9: BB|
|(P)||Kato, Mikinori||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 5: SO|
|PH-1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-2||8: SO, 9: 1B|
|Kato, Mikinori, W||5||77||23||19||6||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.553|
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 2: F7, 4: L5, 6: G4, 8: 2B|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4||1: S2, 3: F8, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5||1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 7: G1, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: F8, 7: G6, 9: HR|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: SO, 9: G6|
|CF||Asai, Ryo||3-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: BB, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-1, 1 RBI||2: f3, 4: S8, 6: BB|
|2B||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-1||8: F6|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Ando, Yuya||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||4: F8|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||6: SO|
|PH-LF||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-1, 1 R||8: 1B|
|Ando, Yuya, L||4||77||23||21||9||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||9||9||7.958|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Yakult
Toritani walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton flies out to center, runner on third. Arai walks, runners on first and third. Brazell hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Jojima hits a RBI single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Asai flies out to center.
Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Ando on the mound for Hanshin
Hatakeyama grounds out to short. Iihara grounds out to second. Miyamoto hits a single to right. Onizaki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawamoto clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Kato strikes out looking.
Top of the 4th - 7 runs, 5 hits
Ando on the mound for Hanshin
Iihara hits a single to left. Miyamoto walks, runners on first and second. Onizaki fouls out on a bunt attempt. Kawamoto hits a single to center, bases loaded. Kato hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Aoki hits a 2-run double to right, runners on second and third. Fukuchi grounds out to short. Tanaka walks to reload the bases. Hatakeyama hits a grand slam. Iihara grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Yakult
Jojima hits a single to center. Asai hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Sakurai hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Ando, flies out to center. Toritani lines out to third.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wakatake on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Uemoto takes over at second; Hirano moves from second to right.
Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, strikes out looking. Aoki walks. Fukuchi grounds out to first, runner on first. Tanaka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Iihara flies out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Takeuchi takes over at first.
Jojima strikes out swinging. Asai walks. Uemoto flies out to short. Lin, pinch-hitting for Wakatake, hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Toritani clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Hirano hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Murton strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Arai flies out to left. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima grounds out to short. Asai hits a single to center. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Uemoto, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Hirano flies out to center. Murton hits a double to center. Arai flies out to center. Brazell grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Jojima grounds out to third. Asai hits a single to left. Sakurai walks, runners on first and second. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Uezono, strikes out swinging. Toritani grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Iihara walks. Miyamoto grounds out to short, runner on second. Onizaki flies out to third. Kawamoto grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Hirano hits an infield single. Murton grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Arai strikes out looking. Brazell grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th
Miyamoto flies out to right. Onizaki grounds out to third. Kawamoto walks. Takeuchi hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Aoki grounds out to short.
The Tigers took the series, 2-1.
The Swallows stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 30-44-2 (5th place). ... The Tigers' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 42-32-1 (2nd place).
Kato (YAK) recorded his first victory in his first of the season (and of his career). He is 1-0. ... Ando (HAN) took the loss and is now 0-3 over 6 starts since his last victory on 3/26 (vs Yokohama).
The Swallows sent 10 batters to the plate in the 4th inning.
Hatekeyama's (YAK) grand slam in the the fourth was the first of his career.
YAK: Hatakeyama (2)
HAN: Brazell (29)