Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 28038 | Chunichi leads series, 8-4-0 | Time: 3:21
Potential Starters: Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-6, 2.81 - Shinji Iwata (CHU) 0-0, 4.50
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: f3, 6: G6, 8: G5|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||1-for-3||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: F4, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-3||2: BB, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-4||2: DP, 5: E9, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||2: G1, 5: F8, 7: f5|
|PH||Onishi, Hiroaki||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-3||3: F7, 5: IBB, 7: G5, 9: G3|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: F8|
|CF||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Kaga, Shigeru, L||5 2/3||104||27||23||7||0||5||2||1||1||0||0||3||3||2.940|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 6: F4, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-3, 1 R||1: G3, 3: S1, 5: 1B, 7: 3B|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F3, 3: F2, 5: F9, 7: 2B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G6, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 7: f2|
|(RF)||Cesar, Dionys||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|2B||Ibata, Hirokazu||0-for-1||7: DP|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-0, 1 R||6: BB|
|RF-LF||Kuramoto, Hidenori||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||8: HR|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3, 3 RBI||2: HBP, 4: G5, 6: 2B, 8: G4|
|(P)||Iwata, Shinji||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: G3, 6: SO|
|PH-RF||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Iwata, Shinji, W||7 2/3||121||30||26||3||0||7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.931|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1/3||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.993|
Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Blanco hits a single to center. Wada hits a single to center, runners advance to second and third on throw. Cesar strikes out looking. T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for N. Donue, walks to load the bases. Oda clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Iwata strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Hata in for Kaga.
Araki flies out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Shinohara on the mound for Yokohama
Oshima hits a triple to right. Morino hits an RBI double to right, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kosugi in for Shinohara.
Blanco hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Wada fouls out to the catcher. Ibata grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kosugi on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Fujita takes over at second; Castillo moves from second to first.
Hidenori hits a solo homer. Oda grounds out to second. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Asao, strikes out swinging. Araki flies out to center.
Top of the 1st
Uchikawa walks. Ishikawa grounds out to short, runner on first. Harper flies out to center, runner on second. Murata strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki hits a single to center. Oshima grounds out to first, runner on second. Morino flies out to first. Blanco flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd
Wada grounds out to short. Cesar grounds out to short. N. Donoue hits a single to right. Oda gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Iwata flies out to center.
Bottom of the 3rd
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on sac bunt by Oshima. Morino flies out to the catcher. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo reaches on a fielding error (E9) and advances to second. Shimozono flies out to center. Takeyama gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Kaga flies out to center.
Top of the 8th
Kinjo strikes out looking. Uchikawa grounds out to third. Ishikawa hits a single to center. Harper hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for Iwata.
Fujita enters the game as a pinch-runner for Harper. Murata strikes out swinging.
The Dragons won their fourth straight game and are now 46-41-1 (3rd place). ... The Bay Stars' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 30-54-0 (6th place).
Iwata (CHU) picked up his first win of the season in his first start of the year (he also has two appearances out of the pen). He is now 1-0. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and is 3-7. He is also 0-3 in three starts against the Dragons.
This was the Bay Stars' 9th shutout loss of the year.
Dragons' pitchers have now tossed four shutouts in as many days (including three complete game shutouts).
CHU: Hidenori (1)