Yokohama Bay Stars vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 44910 | Yomiuri leads series, 11-5-0 | Time: 2:51
Potential Starters: Tomokazu Oka (YOK) 3-6, 4.86 - Hideki Asai (YOM) 1-0, 0.00
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 8th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 5: F8, 8: G5|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-3||1: S2, 2: G6, 5: F8, 8: E4|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: F6, 6: SO, 8: DP|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: F8, 3: G6, 6: HR, 9: HR|
|(LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-2, 1 R||2: BB, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: BB|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: F9, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-3||2: S3, 4: F8, 7: F6, 9: SO|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(P)||Oka, Tomokazu||0-for-2||2: S3, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|Oka, Tomokazu, W||7 2/3||96||29||27||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||4.410|
|Yamaguchi, Shun, S||1 1/3||23||4||4||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.503|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4, 1 R||1: E5, 3: G5, 6: F9, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: G1, 6: f9, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4||1: G1, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S9, 4: 1B, 6: E4, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: DP, 6: G3, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: G4, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-3||2: 1B, 5: L5, 7: G4|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Kazunari||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: G5, 7: F1|
|(P)||Asai, Hideki||0-for-2||2: G6, 5: G4|
|PH-CF||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1||8: G6|
|Asai, Hideki, L||7||99||27||23||5||1||6||1||0||3||0||0||4||4||2.571|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 0 hits
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Sakamoto reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Chono walks, runners on first and second. Ogasawara grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Ramirez hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Takahashi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Asai on the mound for Yomiuri
Shimozono walks. Castillo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kinjo hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Takeyama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Oka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Uchikawa clears the bases with a 2-run single to left, runner on first. Ishikawa grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Asai on the mound for Yomiuri
Harper strikes out swinging. Murata hits a solo homer. Shimozono strikes out swinging. Castillo flies out to right.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Matsumoto takes over in center.
Murata hits a solo homer. Shimozono walks. Castillo flies out to right. Kinjo strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Takagi in for in for Nakamura.
Takeyama flies out to left.
Top of the 1st
Uchikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on sac bunt by Ishikawa. Harper grounds out to first, runner on thrd. Murata flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th
Sakamoto flies out to right. Chono fouls out to right. Ogasawara hits an infield single. Ramirez reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and third. Takahashi grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 8th
Matsumoto, pinch-hitting for Nomaguchi, grounds out to short. Sakamoto flies out to center. Chono hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Oka.
Chono steals second. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.
Yomiuri took the series, 2-1.
The Bay Stars stopped a 3-game slide and are now 36-66-0 (6th place). ... The Giants 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 59-46-0 (2nd place).
Oka (YOK) picked up his first victory since 7/31 (vs Yakult). In between the victories, Oka went 0-2 in two starts. Oka is now 1-0 in three starts against the Giants this season; this was also Oka's first career victory over the Giants. Yamaguchi (YOK) saved his 22nd game of the year. ... Asai (YOM) took the loss in his second start with the Giants and is now 1-1 on the year.
Yamaguchi (YOK) struck out all four batters he faced.
Ishikawa (YOK) was taken out of the game when he fouled a ball of his right leg in the 8th and suffered a contusion on his right Achilles tendon.
YOK: Murata (17, 18)