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All-Star Game 2010 Game 1: Central League beats the Pacific League, 4-1

by on Jul.23, 2010 @ 6:23 pm, under Game Summaries, NPB

Central League vs Pacific League at Yahoo Dome

TV coverage on TV Asahi is just underway.

Today's starters:

Central League - Kenta Maeda

Pacific League - Tsuyoshi Wada

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6:26pm JST - first pitch

6:50pm JST - Yu Darvish warming up in the pen.

7:27pm JST - Darvish admits that he threw his new pitch a number of times (seems he threw it a number of times against Abe).

8:42pm JST - Kyuji Fujikawa warming up in the pen.

9:04pm JST - Kyuji Fujikawa hit 152km/h two pitches in a row to Tomoya Satozaki.

9:12pm JST - Interview with the winning manager: Tatsunori Hara.

9:14pm JST - MVP: Shinnosuke Abe

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News and Notes

...The Japan Baseball Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony before the game for newly elected members Osamu Higashio and Shinichi Etoh.  The ceremony for Masayuki Furuta will take place on 8/27 before the Intercity Tournament.

...According to Sanspo, Darvish threw his new pitch 3 times in the third and 10 times in the fourth.

...It was the second time Abe won All-Star Game MVP honors in his career.

...Other awards:

Best Hitter - Masahiko Morino
Best Pitcher - Kenta Maeda
Best Play - Takeshi Yamasaki

...Home Run Derby Results:

Preliminary Round

Takahiro Okada - 0
Kenji Jojima - 0
Kenji Jojima advances

Preliminary Round

Shinnosuke Abe - 3
Tae-Kyun Kim - 2
Shinnosuke Abe advances

Final Round

Kenji Jojima - 4
Shinnosuke Abe - 2
Kenji Jojima WINS

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 14 0
Pacific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3

Box scores

Central League - Hitting

Ord Pos Player PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SO BB HBP SH SF SB Err
1 SS Sakamoto, Hayato 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 1B Ogasawara, Michihiro 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1B Brazell, Craig 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 RF-LF Murton, Matt 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 DH Ramirez, Alex 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PR-DH Ibata, Hirokazu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Blanco, Tony 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 3B Morino, Masahiko 5 5 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 LF Wada, Kazuhiro 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF Hirose, Jun 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 C Abe, Shinnosuke 3 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B Higashide, Akihiro 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 CF Aoki, Norichika 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-CF Matsumoto, Tetsuya 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 2B Hirano, Keiichi 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-C Jojima, Kenji 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P P Maeda, Kenta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Utsumi, Tetsuya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Kubo, Yuya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Yamaguchi, Shun 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Ochi, Daisuke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Iwase, Hitoki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 44 14 4 1 0 4 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pacific League - Hitting

Ord Pos Player PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R SO BB HBP SH SF SB Err
1 SS Kawasaki, Munenori 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C Satozaki, Tomoya 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 2B Iguchi, Tadahito 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B Kataoka, Yasuyuki 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 3B-1B Nakajima, Hiroyuki 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 RF Tamura, Hitoshi 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF Inaba, Atsunori 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 LF Okada, Takahiro 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH Yamasaki, Takeshi 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B Koyano, Eiichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 1B Kim, Tae-Kyun 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-LF Tsuchiya, Teppei 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 DH Nioka, Tomohiro 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-DH Tanaka, Kensuke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 CF Itoi, Yoshio 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 C Shima, Motohiro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
PH-SS Nishioka, Tsuyoshi 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
P P Wada, Tsuyoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Darvish, Yu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Kisanuki, Hiroshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Falkenborg, Brian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P Mahara, Takahiro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 30 4 2 0 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 3

Central League - Pitching

Player

IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Maeda, Kenta, W 2 17 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Utsumi, Tetsuya 2 25 7 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamaguchi, Shun 1 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Ochi, Daisuke 1 11 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Iwase, Hitoki 1 17 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9.000
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 16 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 116 30 30 4 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Pacific League - Pitching

Player IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Wada, Tsuyoshi, L 2 40 10 10 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Darvish, Yu 2 33 9 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Kisanuki, Hiroshi 2 40 10 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.500
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 1 19 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Falkenborg, Brian 1 14 5 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Mahara, Takahiro 1 14 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 160 44 44 14 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Play-by-play

Top of the 1st inning

Hayato Sakamoto strikes out swinging (fouled off, strike swinging, ball, strike swinging).

Michihiro Ogasawara hits a single passed a diving Tae-Kyun Lee (fouled off, strike looking, ball, fouled off, ball, single).

Matt Murton hits a grounder to third (fouled off, strike swinging, fouled off, fouled off, grounder).  Ogasawara out at second.  (5-4)

Alex Ramirez strikes out swinging (strike swinging, strike swinging, ball, strike swinging).

Bottom of the 1st inning

Munenori Kawasaki strikes out swinging at a ball in the dirt (fouled off, ball, fouled off, strike swinging).

Tadahito Iguchi flies out to second (fly out).

Hiroyuki Nakajima flies out to right (strike swinging, strike swinging, fouled off, ball, fly out).

Top of the 2nd inning

Masahiko Morino flies out to center (fouled off, ball, fly out).

Kazuhiro Wada hits a fly to deep right and slides into third with a triple (triple).  Hitoshi Tamura almost made a nice play out in right .

Shinnosuke Abe hits a single back up the middle (fouled off, single).  Wada scores.  Abe on first.

Norichika Aoki hits a double to center (ball, double).  Abe to third.  Aoki on second.

Keiichi Hirano strikes out swinging (strike looking, strike looking, ball, ball, fouled out, strike swinging).

Hayato Sakamoto flies out to second (strike looking, fouled off, fouled off, fouled off, ball, ball).

Bottom of the 2nd inning

Hitoshi Tamura fouls out to right (ball, fouled off, foul out).

Takahiro Okada grounds out to first (ball, ball, ground out).  (3-1)

Tae-Kyun Kim lines out to first (line drive).

Top of the 3rd inning

Pitching change: Yu Darvish

Michihiro Ogasawara fouls out to third (ball, foul out).

Matt Murton hits a grounder to short (ball, strike looking, ground out).  Murton out at first.

Alex Ramirez hits a grounder to short (fouled out, ball, strike swinging, ground out).  Ramirez out at first.

Bottom of the 3rd inning

Pitching change: Tetsuya Utsumi

Tomohiro Nioka flies out to center (ball, fouled out, fouled out, ball, fly out).

Yoshio Itoi hits a grounder to second (ball, ball, ground out).  Itoi out at first.

Motohiro Shima strikes out swinging (fouled off, strikeout looking, strikeout swinging).

Top of the 4th inning

Masahiko Morino hits a single to right (single).

Kazuhiro Wada reaches on a fielding error (E5) (strike looking, error).  Morino to second.  Wada on first.

Shinnosuke Abe hits a double to right (ball, fouled out, fouled out, ball, fouled out, fouled out, fouled out, ball, fouled out, double).  Morino scores.  Wada to third.  Abe to second.

Norichika Aoki hits a grounder to short (strike looking, ball, strike swinging, ground out).  Aoki out at first.

Keiichi Hirano lines out to first (ball, line out).

Hayato Sakamoto flies out to left (ball, ball, strike swinging, strike swinging, fly out).

Bottom of the 4th inning

Munenori Kawasaki hits a grounder to second (fouled off, ground out).  Kawasaki out at first.

Tadahito Iguchi hits a double down the left field line.

Hiroyuki Nakajima strikes out swinging (strike looking, fouled off, foul tipped into catcher's glove).

Hitoshi Tamura strikes out looking (ball, ball, fouled off, strike swinging, ball, strike looking).

Top of the 5th inning

Pitching change: Hiroshi Kisanuki

Michihiro Ogasawara hits a single to right (ball, fouled off, ball, ball, fouled off, single).

Matt Murton hits a single between first and second (ball, strike looking, fouled off, ball, single).

Alex Ramirez hits a grounder to third (ball, strike swinging, fouled off, fouled off, ground out).  Murton out at second.  Ogasawara to third.  Ramirez at first.  (5-4)

Hirokazu Ibata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez.

Masahiko Morino hits a grounder passed a diving Kawasaki for a single (strike looking, strike swinging, fouled off, ball, fouled off, single).  Ogasawara scores.  Ibata to second.  Morino on first.

Kazuhiro Wada (foul out) fouls out to the catcher.

Shinnosuke Abe (foul out) fouls out to the second baseman.

Bottom of the 5th inning

Pitching change: Yuya Kubo

Defense: Craig Brazell takes over at first (takes over Michihiro Ogasawara's spot in the line-up).

Takahiro Okada strikes out swinging (ball, fouled off, fouled off, strike swinging).

Tae-Kyun Kim hits a grounder to short (fouled off, ball, strike looking, fouled off, ball, ground out).  Kim out at first.

Tomohiro Nioka strikes out swinging (strike looking, strike swinging, strike swinging).

Top of the 6th inning

Defense: Atsunori Inaba takes over in right.

Norichika Aoki hit a grounder to second (strike looking, fouled off, ball, ball, fouled off, ground out).  Aoki out at first.

Kenji Jojima (pinch-hitting for Keiichi Hirano) hits a double to left (rolls to the wall) (strike looking, ball, double).

Hayato Sakamoto strikes out swinging (ball, strike looking, fouled off, strike swinging).

Craig Brazell flies out to left (strike swinging, ball, fly out).

Bottom of the 6th inning

Pitching change: Shun Yamaguchi

Defense: Kenji Jojima takes over behind the plate; Akihiro Higashide takes over at second (takes over Shinnosuke Abe's spot in the line-up)

Yoshio Itoi flies out to short (strike looking, fouled off, ball, fly out).

Tsuyoshi Nishioka, pinch-hitting for Motohiro Shima, flies out to short (ball, strike looking, strike looking, fouled off, fouled off, ball, fouled off, fouled off, fly out).

Munenori Kawasaki flies out to left (strike looking, ball, ball, fly out).

Top of the 7th inning

Pitching change: Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Defense: Tomoya Satozaki is the new catcher; Tsuyoshi Nishioka takes over at short.

Matt Murton hits a grounder to short (ball, fouled off, ground out).  Murton out at first.

Tony Blanco (pinch-hitting for Hirokazu Ibata) hits a grounder to short, Nishioka can't handle the tough hop (E6) (ball, strike looking, fouled off, error).  Blanco on first.

Masahiko Morino hits a single to right (ball, ball, single).  Blanco to second.  Morino on first.

Kazuhiro Wada flies out to right (ball, fouled off, fly out).

Akihiro Higashide hits a single to center (single).  Throw goes home, Blanco scores.  Morino to third.  Higashide to second on throw.

Norichika Aoki strikes out swinging (strike looking, ball, fouled off, ball, strike swinging).

Bottom of the 7th inning

Pitching change: Daisuke Ochi

Defense: Jun Hirose takes over in right (takes over Kazuhiro Wada's spot in the line-up); Matt Murton moves from right to left.

Tadahito Iguchi flies out to right (ball, strike swinging, strike swinging, ball, ball, fly out).

Hiroyuki Nakajima hits a single to left (fouled off, ball, single).

Atsunori Inaba flies out to second (fouled off, fly out).  Nakajima doubled off first.

Top of the 8th inning

Pitching change: Brian Falkenborg

Defense: Yasuyuki Kataoka in at second.

Kenji Jojima hits a grounder to short (ball, error).  Throw bounces in the dirt (E6).  Jojima on first.

Hayato Sakamoto strikes out swinging (strike swinging, ball in the dirt, ball, fouled out, strike swinging).

Craig Brazell hits a grounder up the middle passed a diving Nishioka for a single (strike swinging, single).  Jojima to second.  Brazell on first.

Matt Murton hits a grounder to short (ball, ball, ground out).  Murton out at first.  Jojima to third.  Brazell to second.

Tony Blanco flies out to second (ball, fly out).

Bottom of the 8th inning

Pitching change: Hitoki Iwase

Takeshi Yamasaki (pinch-hitting for Takahiro Okada) hits a solo homer (fouled off, ball, home run).  Yamasaki scores.

Teppei (pinch-hitting for Tae-Kyun Kim) hits a grounder to second (strike looking, fouled off, ball, ground out).  Teppei out at first.

Kensuke Tanaka (pinch-hitting for Tomohiro Nioka) flies out to center (ball, ball, strike swinging, fouled off, fly out).

Yoshio Itoi hits a double to center (one hop off the wall) (ball, ball, double).

Tsuyoshi Nishioka hits a grounder to second (ball, ground out).  Nishioka out at first.

Top of the 9th inning

Pitching change: Takahiro Mahara

Defense: Eiichi Koyano in at third (takes over Takeshi Yamasaki's spot in the line-up); Hiroyuki Nakajima moves from third to first; Teppei takes over in left.

Masahiko Morino hits a double to right (strike looking, ball, double).

Jun Hirose strikes out swinging (fouled off, strike looking, ball in the dirt, fouled off, ball, strike swinging).

Akihiro Higashide flies out to left (fly out).

Tetsuya Matsumoto (pinch-hitting for Norichika Aoki) hits a grounder to first (fouled off, ball, fouled off, ground out).  Matsumoto out at first.  (3-1)

Bottom of the 9th inning

Pitching change: Kyuji Fujikawa

Tomoya Satozaki strikes out swinging (ball, strike swinging, strike swinging, ball, ball, strike swinging.

Yasuyuki Kataoka strikes out swinging (fouled off, ball, ball, strike swinging, ball, fouled off, strike swinging).

Hiroyuki Nakajima strikes out swinging (strike swinging, strike swinging, strike swinging).

Game Over