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Yakult Swallows 3 – Yomiuri Giants 4 (July 20, 2010)

by on Jul.20, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Yakult 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 1
Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1x 4 5 0

Attendance: 42001 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-4-0 | Time: 3:44

Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 6-7, 3.01 - Shun Tono (YOM) 11-2, 2.61

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F7, 3: G4 (SB), 6: 1B (CS), 8: HR, 10: BB
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 1-for-5 1: F4, 3: F9, 6: F8, 8: 1B, 10: F9
(LF-RF) Iihara, Yasushi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 4: F7, 7: HR, 8: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G3, 9: SO
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi 0-for-0
(RF) Guiel, Aaron 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: F8, 7: BB
PR-LF Fukuchi, Kazuki 1-for-1 7: (SB), 9: 1B
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-4 2: DP, 5: F9, 7: F8, 9: SO
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 1-for-4, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: F9, 9: G5
(SS) Onizaki, Yuji 0-for-2 3: F8, 5: SO
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 8: F8
SS Morioka, Ryosuke 0-for-1 10: SO
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-1 3: ギ野, 6: G4
PH Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-1 8: SO
P Matsuoka, Kenichi 0-for-0
1B Noguchi, Yoshiyuki 0-for-1 10: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei 7 116 26 22 2 1 7 3 0 1 0 0 3 3 3.068
Matsuoka, Kenichi, H 1 15 5 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.575
Watanabe, Koki, H 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.714
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, L 2/3 18 5 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.115
9 150 37 32 5 1 9 4 0 1 0 0 4 3

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-3, 2 R 1: BB, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: 1B, 10: E1
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1-for-3 1: SO, 3: G4, 6: S1, 8: 1B
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 2B, 4: G3, 6: HR, 8: G3
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-4 1: G6, 4: G5, 6: G4, 8: f2
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 0-for-4 1: F5, 4: F7, 7: G3, 9: f5
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 0-for-4 2: SO, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: SO
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: f2
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 5: G4, 7: SO, 10: 2B
(P) Tono, Shun 0-for-2 3: L6, 6: G5
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
PH Kudo, Takahito 0-for-1 8: SO
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-0 10: IBB

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tono, Shun 7 2/3 128 29 26 5 2 5 2 0 1 1 0 3 3 2.676
Kubo, Yuya, H 1/3 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.683
Kroon, Marc, W 2 33 8 7 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.765
10 167 38 34 6 2 10 3 0 1 1 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Sakamoto walks.  Matsumoto strikes out swinging.  Ogasawara hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.  Ramirez grounds out to short, runner on third.  Abe flies out to third.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto hits a single to right.  Onizaki flies out to center.  Muranaka is safe on a fielder's choice, runners on first and second.  Aoki grounds out to second, runners on first and third.  A run scores on a wild pitch, runner second.  Tanaka flies out to right.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Tono grounds out to third.  Sakamoto walks and advances to second on sac bunt by Matsumoto.  Ogasawara hits a 2-run homer.  Ramirez grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Iihara hits a solo homer.  Whitesell grounds out first.  Guiel walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi.  Aikawa flies out to center.  Fukuchi steals second.  Miyamoto flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Onizaki, flies out to center.  Hatakeyama, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, strikes out swinging.  Aoki hits a solo homer.  Tanaka hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Tono.
Iihara strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 1 hit
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Wakiya hits a double to right.  Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Kroon, gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.  Sakamoto reaches on a throwing error (E1) and a run scores to end the game.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 8th
Kudo, pinch-hitting for Kubo, strikes out swinging.  Sakamoto hits a single to left.  Matsumoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Ogasawara grounds out to first, runners on second and third.  Ramirez fouls out to the catcher.

Notes

The Giants won their second game in a row and are now 50-36-0 (1st place).  They become the first team in the CL to win 50 games this season. ... The Swallows dropped their fourth straight game and are now 35-48-2 (4th place).

Kroon (YOM) picked up the win and improved to 3-2. ... Masubuchi (YOK) took the loss and fell to 1-3.

Home runs
YAK: Iihara (6), Aoki (8)
YOM: Ogasawara (19)