Yomiuri Giants vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 26985 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-4-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 3-8, 5.19 - Tomokazu Oka (YOK) 2-4, 3.81
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 8th, 9th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F9, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: DP|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F6, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-3||1: F7, 4: G4, 6: G3, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G6, 5: F8, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F8, 5: G1, 6: HR, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G5, 5: G4, 6: HR, 8: DP|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||2-for-4, 1 R||3: G5, 6: 1B (BrO), 6: 1B (BrO), 9: F7|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-3, 1 R||3: G5, 6: 2B, 7: G1, 9: BB|
|(P)||Obispo, Wirfin||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-0, 1 RBI||6: S7|
|PH||Kudo, Takahito||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Odajima, Masakuni||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Obispo, Wirfin||4 1/3||84||22||20||10||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||5.457|
|Kroon, Marc, L||1/3||16||5||3||2||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||5.127|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4, 2 R||1: F8, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||2-for-3, 2 R||1: 1B (CS), 4: 1B, 5: S3, 7: G5, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||4-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F1, 9: HR|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 4: F9, 5: 1B, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 5: F8, 8: HR|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 5: G6, 8: f9|
|(CF)||Yoshimura, Yuki||0-for-4||2: DP, 4: F6, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(C)||Hashimoto, Tasuku||1-for-3, 1 R||3: G1, 4: IBB, 6: G4, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Oka, Tomokazu||0-for-2||3: F4, 4: G6|
|PH||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-1||6: F8|
|PH||Saeki, Takahiro||0-for-1||9: F8|
|Oka, Tomokazu||5 1/3||73||20||19||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.065|
|Shinohara, Takayuki, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.500|
|Hata, Yuji, W||1||11||4||3||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Ishikawa hits an infield single. Harper hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Murata flies out to right. Sledge hits an RBI single to right, runner on first and third. Castillo hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Yoshimura flies out to short. Hashimoto gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Oka grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Uchikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Harper hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Murata hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Obispo.
Sledge flies out to center, runners on first and third. Castillo grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th - 7 runs, 8 hits
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Wakiya hits a single to center. E. Gonzalez hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Matsumoto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Oka.
Ogasawara grounds out to first, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Fujie in for Shinohara.
Ramirez clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Abe hits a 2-run homer. Chono hits a solo homer. Wakiya hits an infield single and gets thrown out trying to stretch his single into a double.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Suzuki takes over in left; Terauchi takes over at third.
Murata grounds out to first. Sledge hits a solo homer. Castillo fouls out to right. Yoshimura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Hashimoto hits a single to right. Saeki, pinch-hitting for Hata, flies out to center. Uchikawa walks, runners on first and second. Ishikawa walks to load the bases. Harper hits a walk-off grand slam.
Top of the 8th
Matsumoto hits a single to center and steals second. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ogasawara. Ramirez hits an infield single, bases loaded. Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Abe strikes out looking. Chono grounds into a double play.
Top of the 9th
Wakiya flies out to left. E. Gonzalez walks. Odajima, pinch-hiting for Ochi, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Sakamoto hits into a double play.
Yokohama takes the series, 2-1. It's their first 3-game series victory since they beat Hiroshima 2 out of the 3 between 5/3 and 5/5.
The Bay Stars won their second game in a row and are now 30-53-0 (6th place). ... The Giants lost their second game in a row and are now 48-36-0 (1st place).
Hata (YOK) appeared in his first game of the season and picked up a win. ... Kroon (YOM) took the loss and is now 2-2 on the year.
Yukie Kawamura (model) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
YOM: Abe (30), Chono (14)
YOK: Sledge (19), Harper (5)