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Hanshin Tigers 9 – Yakult Swallows 2 (August 28, 2010)

by on Aug.28, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 9 15 0
Yakult 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 2

Attendance: 33182 | Hanshin leads series, 12-7-0 | Time: 3:18

Potential Starters: Takumi Akiyama (HAN) 0-1, 6.00 - Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 7-7, 4.70

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th, 6th, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF-LF) Murton, Matt 4-for-5, 4 R, 4 RBI 1: 1B, 3: E3, 5: HR, 7: 1B (CS), 9: 2B
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: S2, 5: G1, 8: 1B, 9: G1
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: 2B (BrO), 5: G6, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G6, 6: HR, 8: SO, 9: 1B (BrO)
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: DP, 9: 1B
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 1: F8, 4: BB, 6: BB
PR-CF Asai, Ryo 1-for-1 9: 1B
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4, 1 R 2: F8, 4: DP, 6: DP, 9: G5
(CF-RF) Fujikawa, Shunsuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G5, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: 1B
(P) Akiyama, Takumi 0-for-2 2: G3, 5: SO
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
PH Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-1 7: SO
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-0, 1 R 9: BB
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Akiyama, Takumi, W 5 90 24 18 5 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 4.091
Nishimura, Ken, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
Kubota, Tomoyuki, H 2 13 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.142
Fujikawa, Kyuji 1 21 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.521
9 137 38 32 7 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 2 2

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-3, 1 RBI 1: BB, 2: IBB, 4: G1, 7: G4, 9: G5
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 0-for-4 1: S1, 2: F9, 4: G5, 7: SO, 9: F8
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: F6
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 1: G6, 3: BB, 5: F7, 8: G4
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-3, 1 R 2: 2B, 3: F9, 5: BB, 8: G6
(C) Aikawa, Ryoji 1-for-4 2: G4, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 8: F9
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: F9, 9: f3
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 3: G5, 6: L4, 9: 1B
(P) Nakazawa, Masato 0-for-1 2: S2, 4: SO
P Matsui, Kosuke 0-for-0
PH Matsumoto, Yuichi 0-for-1 6: F9
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0
P Watanabe, Koki 0-for-0
P De La Cruz, Eulo 0-for-0
P Sato, Masaru 0-for-0
PH Nitta, Genki 1-for-1 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nakazawa, Masato, L 5 1/3 85 24 20 6 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 4 2 4.634
Matsui, Kosuke 2/3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.661
Oshimoto, Takehiko 1 18 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.214
Watanabe, Koki 1 16 4 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.000
De La Cruz, Eulo 1/3 18 5 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 6.750
Sato, Masaru 2/3 8 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13.500
9 148 41 36 15 2 5 3 0 2 0 0 9 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Murton hits an infield single and advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Toritani grounds out to second. Arai hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kanemoto flies out to center.

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Hatakeyama hits a double to left. Aikawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Miyamoto hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kawabata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakazawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Tanaka flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Murton reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Arai hits a grounder to short and Toritani is thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Akiyama strikes out looking. Murton hits a solo homer. Hirano grounds out to the pitcher. Toritani grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Arai hits a solo homer. Brazell grounds out to second. Kanemoto walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Asai.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Nakazawa.
Jojima grounds into a double play.

Top of the 9th - 5 runs, 6 hits
De La Cruz on the mound for Yakult
Asai hits a single to center. Jojima grounds out to third, runner on first. S. Fujikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Kubota, walks to load the bases. Murton clears the bases with a 3-run double to right, runner on second.
Pitching change: Sato in for De La Cruz.
Hirano grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Toritani hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Brazell hits an RBI single to right and Arai gets thrown out trying to advance to third.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Miyamoto fouls out to first. Kawabata hits a single to left. Nitta, pinch-hitting for Sato, hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Aoki drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on second. Tanaka flies out to center.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara strikes out looking. Whitesell grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 3rd
Iihara strikes out swinging. Whitesell walks. Hatakeyama flies out to right. Aikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Miyamoto hits an infield single, bases loaded. Kawabata grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th
Hirano hits an infield single. Toritani hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell grounds into a double play.

Notes

The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 61-49-2 (1st place tie). ... The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 game and are now 56-56-2 (4th place).

Akiyama (HAN) started the game and picked up his first pro victory of his career and is now 1-1 in two starts this year. ... Nakazawa (YAK) lost his second start in a row and dropped to 7-8.  He's also 0-2 in two starts against the Tigers this season.

Home runs
HAN: Murton (15), Arai (16)