Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 17:00
Attendance: 10499 | Yakult leads series, 12-9-1 | Time: 5:09
Potential Starters: Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 7-8, 4.63 - Naoyuki Shimizu (YOK) 9-11, 5.41
Hitting (LOB: 14, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G4, 2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: BB, 10: F7, 12: BB|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: F9, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G5|
|SS||Araki, Takahiro||0-for-2||11: SO, 12: G4|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-6||1: 1B (CS), 2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: 2B (BrO), 11: L4|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||2-for-4||2: G3, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 3B|
|PR-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||1-for-2, 1 R||9: G1 (SB), 11: 2B|
|(LF-1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-5||2: f7, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F9, 9: 1B, 11: G5|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G6, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: S8, 12: 1B|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-5, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: G6, 9: G4, 12: S1|
|(SS-2B)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: f5, 5: F9, 8: G6, 10: SO, 12: BB|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B|
|PH||Nitta, Genki||0-for-1||4: G1|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||6: f7|
|PH||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|PR-2B||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||8: (SB), 10: SO|
|PH||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-1||12: f3|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, H||2||33||8||8||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.360|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 12nd)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: f9, 11: G5|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: S1, 2: S1, 4: G5, 7: G5, 9: 1B (SB) (BrO), 11: F6|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: HR, 2: S9, 4: f3, 7: SO|
|2B||Fujita, Kazuya||2-for-2||9: 1B, 12: 1B|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-6||1: SO, 2: F4, 5: f3, 7: 1B, 10: SO, 12: 1B|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: F8|
|PH||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-1||10: G6|
|PH||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-1||12: DP|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||2-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: 2B, 5: G1, 8: F8, 10: SO, 12: G5|
|(CF-LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||3-for-5, 1 RBI||1: 3B, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 8: 1B (BrO), 11: G3|
|(C)||Niinuma, Shinji||1-for-5||1: F8, 3: DP, 6: F3, 8: F7, 11: 1B|
|PH||Ide, Shotaro||1-for-1, 1 R||2: 1B|
|PH||Kurobane, Toshiki||0-for-1||4: G1|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||6: G4|
|LF-CF||Matsumoto, Keijiro||1-for-2||9: SO, 11: 1B|
|Ejiri, Shintaro, H||2||38||9||9||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.352|
|Fukuda, Takehiro, H||2||28||8||7||1||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.964|
|Sanada, Hiroki, H||1 2/3||26||7||7||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.797|
|Yamaguchi, Shun||2 1/3||31||10||8||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.000|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 5 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Uchikawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ishikawa. Harper hits a 2-run homer. Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge hits a double to right. Castillo hits a 2-run homer. Shimozono hits a triple to right. Niinuma flies out to center.
Top of the 2nd - 5 runs, 6 hits
Miura on the mound for Yokohama
Whitesell grounds out to first. Hatakeyama fouls out to left. Aikawa hits a single to left. Miyamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawabata hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Nakazawa, hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Aoki clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Iihara strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Ide, pinch-hitting for Miura, hits a single to right. Uchikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Ishikawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Harper hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Murata flies out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo hits a double to left. Shimozono hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Niinuma hits into a double play.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Shimozono takes over in left; Matsumoto moves from left to center.
Iihara hits a double to right. Fukuchi fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, Iihara thrown out running the bases, Fukuchi safe at first. Fukuchi steals second. Hatakeyama hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Aikawa hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Whitesell hits a single to center. Hatakeyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Aikawa grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Miyamoto strikes out looking. Kawabata fouls out to third.
Top of the 5th
Whitesell strikes out looking. Hatakeyama walks. Aikawa flies out to right. Miyamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Murata fouls out to first. Slege hits a double to right. Castillo grounds out to the pitcher. Shimozono grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Iihara grounds out to short. Whitesell hits a triple to center and gets replaced by a pinch-runner Fukuchi. Hatakeyama flies out to right. Aikawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Miyamoto grounds out to short. Kawabata grounds out to short. D'Antona, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Sanada.
Defense: Matsumoto takes over in left.
Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for D'Antona. Noguchi steals second. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 9th
Matsumoto strikes out swinging. Uchikawa fouls out to right. Ishikawa hits an infield single and steals second. Fujita hits a single to right and Ishikawa gets thrown out trying to score.
Top of the 11th
Araki strikes out swinging. Iihara lines out to second. Fukuchi hits a double to left and advances to third on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 11th
Shimozono grounds out to first. Niinuma hits a single to left. Matsumoto hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Uchikawa grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Ishikawa flies out to short.
Top of the 12th
Aikawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Kawabata walks, runners on first and second. Kawamoto, pinch-hitting for Lim, fouls out to first. Aoki walks to load the bases. Araki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 12th
Fujita hits a single to left.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Watanabe.
Murata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Takeyama, pinch-hitting for Terahara, fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt and instead ends up hitting into a double play, runner on second. Castillo grounds out to third.
The series ended in a tie, 1-1-1.
The Swallows are 2-1-2 over their last 5 games and are now 58-58-4 (4th place). ... The Bay Stars are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 41-78-1 (6th place).
YOK: Harper (15), Castillo (15)