Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 46870 | Hanshin leads series, 13-8-0 | Time: 3:35
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 10-8, 3.82 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 12-5, 3.83
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th, 6th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 3: G3, 5: G1, 7: BB, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: G3, 6: G4, 7: G6, 9: S1|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: HR, 6: 1B, 7: G6, 9: 1B (BrO)|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: F8, 6: DP, 8: F6|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB (BrO), 4: 1B, 7: HR, 8: 1B|
|PR-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1, 1 R||9: G1|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||3-for-5, 2 R||2: 1B, 4: DP, 7: 2B, 8: 1B, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-3, 2 RBI||2: S2, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G3, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 8: G4|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: F7, 7: G1|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||8: F9|
|Ishikawa, Masanori, W||6 2/3||87||27||25||6||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.779|
|Lee, Hei-Chun, H||1/3||6||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10.800|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G5, 2: 1B, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: L6|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 3: BB, 5: F8, 8: 1B, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: DP, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: BB, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3||2: 1B (BrO), 3: G3, 6: F7|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||8: F4|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: 1B, 8: F8|
|(CF-RF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-2, 1 R||2: G6 (SB), 4: F4|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|2B||Saka, Katsuhiko||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||9: HR|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-2||2: G6, 4: L6|
|CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||7: G6|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||9: f3|
|Fukuhara, Shinobu, L||0/3||13||3||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||7.043|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani grounds out to first, runner on second. Arai hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Brazell grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto hits a single to right. Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa grounds out to short, runners on first and third. S. Fujikawa steals second, runners on second and third. Kubo hits a grounder to short and Kanemoto is thrown out trying to score, runners on second and third. Murton hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Hirano grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Aoki grounds out to first. Tanaka grounds out to first. Iihara hits a solo homer. Whitesell flies out to center.
Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Asai takes over in center; Murton moves from right to left; S. Fujikawa moves from center to right.
Hatakeyama hits a solo homer. Aikawa hits a double to center. Miyamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kubota in for Fukuhara.
Kawabata hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ishikawa fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Aoki walks, bases loaded. Tanaka drives in a run with a ground out to short, runners on second and third. Iihara grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th - 2 run, 3 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Saka takes over at second; Hirano moves from second to right.
Whitesell flies out to short. Hatakeyama hits a single to right and gets replaced by a pinch-runner Fukuchi. Aikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Miyamoto clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Kawabata grounds out to second, runner on third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Lee, flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Takeuchi takes over at first; Fukuchi takes over in left.
Toritani hits an infield single and advances to second on a wild pitch. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Brazell flies out to center. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, flies out to second. Jojima flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sajikihara on the mound for Chunichi
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Takeuchi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Fukuchi hits a grounder to the pitcher and Iihara gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Aikawa flies out to left.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Saka hits a solo homer. Lin, pinch-hitting for Asai, fouls out to first. Murton hits a single to left. Hirano lines out to short. Toritani strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Hatakeyama walks. Aikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Miyamoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Kawabata hits a grounder to first and Hatakeyama gets thrown out trying to score, runner on first and third. Ishikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Jojima hits a single to left. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, strikes out swinging. Asai grounds out to short, runner on first.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Ishikawa.
Murton hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Lee in for Oshimoto.
Hirano strikes out looking.
The Swallows are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 60-59-4 (4th place). ... The Tigers are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 67-53-3 (2nd place).
Ishikawa (YAK) got the win and is now 11-8 on the year. Ishikawa is now 9-0 in 12 starts since his last loss on 6/19 (vs Hiroshima). He's also 2-1 in 4 starts against the Tigers this season. ... Fukuhara (HAN) picked up his first decision of the year and is now 0-1.
YAK: Iihara (15), Hatakeyama (12)
HAN: Saka (2)