Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 9344 | Yakult leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 3:24
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 9-7, 3.72 - Atori Ota (YOK) 0-3, 8.18
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: BB, 2: SO, 4: G3, 7: SO, 8: 2B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: G4, 5: F7, 7: BB, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-5||1: F9, 3: F4, 5: G5, 7: G4, 9: G1|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|PR-1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-3, 2 R||2: BB, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: S1, 6: G4, 8: 1B (BrO)|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-2, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: S3|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: S1, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|Sato, Yoshinori, W||8 2/3||139||33||30||6||0||11||1||1||1||0||0||2||2||3.618|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.421|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: F8, 9: F9|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-3||1: S1, 4: SO, 6: F9, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||2-for-3||1: SO, 4: HBP, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|PR||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: L6, 4: f2, 7: DP, 9: 2B|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: SO, 5: F4, 8: SO, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: G5, 8: SO, 9: SO|
|(C)||Niinuma, Shinji||1-for-3||3: F4, 5: F7, 8: 1B|
|(P)||Ota, Atori||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-1||6: F8|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||8: G4|
|Ota, Atori, L||6||99||27||21||6||0||3||3||0||3||0||0||2||1||6.750|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Hatakeyama hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Aikawa. Miyamoto walks, runners on first and third. Kawabata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Yoshinori hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki grounds out to first.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Hatakeyama hits a single to right and advances to second on a passed ball. Aikawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Miyamoto hits an RBI infield single, runner on first. Kawbata flies out to center. Yoshinori grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Terahara on the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Kawabata hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yoshinori fails on a squeeze bunt attempt, Aikawa thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Aoki hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Tanaka strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Uchikawa flies out to right. Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Harper hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Yamazaki. Murata hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Sledge walks to load the bases. Matsumoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sledge. Shimozono hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Lim in for Yoshinori.
Castillo strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara flies out to right. Whitesell grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 1st
Uchikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Harper strikes out swinging. Murata lines out to short.
Top of the 2nd
Hatakeyama walks. Aikawa strikes out looking. Miyamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kawabata hits a single to left, bases loaded. Yoshinori flies out to center. Aoki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Aoki strikes out swinging. Tanaka walks. Iihara grounds out to second. Whitesell walks, runners on first and second. Takeuchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging.
The Swallows are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 58-57-3 (4th place). ... The Bay Stars lost their 4th game in a row and are now 40-78-0 (6th place).
Yoshinori (YAK) got the win for his first 10 win season in his career. He is now 10-7 and 1-2 in 4 starts against the Bay Stars. Lim (YAK) picked up his 28th save of the year. ... Atori (YOK) lost his fourth straight start and is 0-4 on the year. Atori's last four outings have been starts and they have all ended in losses (he also appeared as a reliever in 5 games before these starts).