Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 24964 | Yomiuri leads series, 9-6-0 | Time: 4:50
Potential Starters: Seth Greisinger (YOM) 0-0, 0.00 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 8-7, 3.12
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 4th, 11st)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-5||1: F9, 3: SO, 5: F2, 7: F9, 9: F3, 11: BB|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-4||1: G5, 3: G4, 5: G1, 7: G6|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||1-for-2||9: 1B, 11: DP|
|(3B-1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: BB, 6: 1B, 8: HR, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: SO, 6: F4, 8: SO|
|CF||Suzuki, Takahiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: 1B, 10: G4|
|(RF-LF)||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-5||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G1, 10: f3|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||2-for-4||2: 2B, 4: DP, 7: f3, 8: 1B|
|P||Ochi, Daisuke||0-for-1||10: G3|
|(2B-3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-4||2: F6, 4: F4, 7: 2B, 8: SO, 11: BB|
|(P)||Greisinger, Seth||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Odajima, Masakuni||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH-CF-RF||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-2||7: BB, 9: SO, 11: F2|
|Nakamura, Micheal, H||1 1/3||12||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.350|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||1 1/3||33||7||3||0||0||1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.558|
|Ochi, Daisuke||1 2/3||34||7||7||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.134|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, L||1 2/3||24||9||6||2||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||3.836|
Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: G3, 4: F7, 7: BB, 9: HR, 11: IBB|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-4||1: S2, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: S3, 9: 1B, 11: 1B|
|(RF)||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-5||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: L6, 9: F7|
|1B||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||11: G5|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: f2, 3: SO, 5: HR, 8: BB|
|PR-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1, 1 RBI||8: (BrO), 9: SO, 11: HBP|
|(LF-1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F7, 4: 2B, 5: F8, 8: SO, 10: G4|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: f3, 8: BB, 10: G6|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-5, 1 RBI||2: E6 (SB), 4: 2B, 6: F9, 8: 1B, 10: F7|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-4||2: f2, 4: F8, 6: G4, 8: F8|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-1||11: 1B|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||1-for-2||2: f5, 4: 1B|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||7: F9|
|PH-RF||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-1||9: SO, 11: S1|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, H||1||19||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.486|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||1/3||12||3||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.852|
|Watanabe, Koki, W||2/3||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.000|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Sakamoto flies out to right. Matsumoto grounds out to third. Ogasawara walks. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer. Abe strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Hatakeyama hits a double to right. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Kawabata flies out to center. Muranaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Aoki flies out to left.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hoshino on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka flies out to center. Takeuchi grounds out to short. Whitesell hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Nakamura in for Hoshino.
Hatakeyama flies out to center.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits a single to right. Tani grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Wakiya strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Iihara, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, strikes out swinging. Aoki hits a solo homer. Tanaka hits a single to right. Takeuchi flies out to left. Fukuchi strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 11th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, hits an infield single. Onizaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for D'Antona. Iihara hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Aoki gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits a single to left, bases loaded. Noguchi grounds out to third, base remain loaded. Fukuchi gets hit by a pitch and the winning run scores.
Bottom of the 1st
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Takeuchi hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Whitesell fouls out to the catcher. Hatakeyama flies out to left.
Top of the 2nd
Tani strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez hits a double to center. Wakiya flies out to short. Greisinger strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Aikawa hits a single to left. Miyamoto reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and third. Kawabata fouls out to the catcher. Miyamoto steals second, runners on second and third. Muranaka fouls out to third. Aoki grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th
Abe walks. Tani hits a single to center, runners on first and second. E. Gonzalez hits into a double play. Wakiya flies out to second.
Top of the 7th
E. Gonzalez fouls out to first. Wakiya hits a double to right. Chono, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, walks, runners on first and second. Sakamoto flies out to right, runners on first and third. Matsumoto grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, flies out to right. Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Takeuchi lines out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Whitesell walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Fukuchi. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Aikawa walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Kubo.
Defense: Furuki takes over at second; Ogasawara moves from third to first; Wakiya moves from second to third.
Miyamoto hits a single to left and Fukuchi gets thrown out running the bases, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to center.
Top of the 9th
Chono strikes out swinging. Sakamoto flies out to first. Furuki hits a single to center. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 11th
Wakiya walks. Chono pops out on a sac bunt attempt. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Masubuchi.
Defense: Noguchi takes over at first.
Furuki hits into a double play.
The Swallows won their seventh game in a row and are now 46-50-2 (4th place). ... The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 57-43-0 (1st place).
Watanabe (YAK) recorded his first victory (with just one pitch) since 2007 and is now 1-1 on the year. ... Yamaguchi (YOM) dropped his third game of the year on an HBP and is now 5-3.
YOM: Ramirez (37), Ogasawara (23)
YAK: Whitesell (9), Aoki (9)