Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 14722 | Yakult leads series, 7-6-1 | Time: 3:19
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 9-7, 3.17 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 7-7, 3.15
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 2: F6, 5: 2B, 7: BB (BrO), 8: SO|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: S1, 9: G4|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: G5, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Matsui, Yusuke||0-for-2||1: BB, 4: DP, 6: SO|
|PH-RF||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||7: G4|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-2||1: F9, 4: 2B|
|C||Oda, Kohei||2-for-2||6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-1||2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: BB|
|PH-2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-0||8: S1|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-3||2: DP, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, L||7||93||26||23||4||1||5||1||0||2||0||0||3||3||3.205|
Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-2||1: S1, 3: S1, 5: L3, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: F7, 6: F8|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: SO, 6: G5|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: F9, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: F8, 7: G5|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-3||2: F7, 5: G3, 7: F8|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-1||2: SO, 5: BB|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, W||6 2/3||123||32||24||7||0||6||7||0||1||1||0||2||2||3.121|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||1/3||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.022|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||17||4||3||1||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.612|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||15||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.350|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Araki hits a double to left. Oshima grounds out to first, runner on third. Morino walks, runners on first and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on second. Blanco walks, runners on first and second. Wada flies out to center, runners on first and third. Y. Matsui walks to load the bases. Tanishige flies out to right.
Bottom of the 1st - 3 run, 3 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Hatakeyama hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Whitesell hits a 2-run homer. Iihara grounds out to third. Aikawa grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Fukuchi takes over in left.
Araki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino hits a grounder to short, Araki gets thrown out running the bases, runner on second. Blanco walks, runners on first and second. Wada hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Masubuchi in for Muranaka.
T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Y. Matsui, grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Aoki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Hatakeyama flies out to left, runner on third. Whitesell strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Wada hits a single to center. Y. Matsui hits into a double play. Tanishige hits a double to right. N. Donoue walks, runners on first and second. Chen strikes out looking.
Top of the 5th
Araki hits a double to center. Oshima strikes out swinging. Morino strikes out swinging. Blanco grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th
Wada flies out to left. Y. Matsui strikes out swinging. Oda hits a single to left. N. Donoue walks, runners on first and second. Chen strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Oda hits an infield single. T. Iwasaki, pinch-hitting for N. Donoue, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Chen, strikes out swinging. Araki strikes out swinging.
The Swallows stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 40-50-2 (4th place). ... The Dragons' are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 50-45-2 (3rd place).
Muranaka (YAK) got the win and is now 3-0 in 4 starts since his last loss on 7/6 (vs Hanshin). Muranaka is now 8-7 on the year and 3-0 in 3 starts against the Dragons. Lim (YAK) notched his 21st save of the year. ... Chen (CHU) lost his first game since 6/24 (vs Yokohama). Between the losses, Chen was 5-0 in 5 starts. This was Chen's first start against the Swallows this season.
YAK: Whitesell (7)