Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46922 | Hanshin leads series, 13-9-0 | Time: 3:14
Potential Starters: Shohei Tateyama (YAK) 8-6, 3.74 - Ikketsu Sho (HAN)
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-3, 1 R||1: G4, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-3||1: G6, 3: G6, 6: G6, 8: S3|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: BB (SB), 4: BB, 6: G1, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G6, 4: SO, 7: F8, 8: HR|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: DP, 7: BB, 8: F6|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: G4, 7: F7, 9: BB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3||2: G4, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: S1|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-2||3: G5, 5: G4|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||7: SO|
|SS||Onizaki, Yuji||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Tateyama, Shohei||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: G1|
|PH-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1, 1 R||8: HBP, 9: SO|
|Tateyama, Shohei, W||7||99||27||25||4||0||5||1||0||1||0||0||2||0||3.518|
|Lee, Hei-Chun, H||1/3||6||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||10.286|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||2/3||9||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.508|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||7||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.459|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: E5, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3||1: G1, 3: L3, 5: G4, 8: S2|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: L5, 6: SO, 8: E6|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: F4, 8: f3|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: G3|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: F3|
|(CF-RF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-2||2: G3, 5: S5, 7: G5|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(P)||Messenger, Randy||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: SO|
|PH||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-1||7: G4|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, L||1||15||6||4||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||3||3||1.811|
Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto hits a single to center. Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Messenger strikes out swinging. Murton reaches on a fielding error (E5) and two runs score, runner on first. Hirano grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Fukuchi, pinch-hitting for Tateyama, gets hit by a pitch. Aoki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Iihara drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Whitesell hits a 2-run homer. Hatakeyama flies out to short.
Top of the 1st
Aoki grounds out to second. Tanaka grounds out to short. Iihara walks and steals second. Whitesell grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 1st
Murton hits a single to center. Hirano fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Tateyama grounds out to the pitcher. Aoki walks. Tanaka grounds out to the short, runner on second. Iihara grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 7th
Whitesell flies out to center. Hatakeyama walks. Aikawa flies out to left. Miyamoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Kawabata, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Murton hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Lee in for Masubuchi.
Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Lee.
Arai fouls out to first. Brazell grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th
Aikawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Onizaki strikes out swinging. Fukuchi strikes out swinging.
The Swallows won their 2nd straight game and are now 61-59-4 (4th place). ... The Tigers are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 67-54-3 (2nd place).
Tateyama (YAK) got the win and is now 9-6 on the year. Against the Tigers, he's now 3-0 in 3 starts this season. Tateyama is 5-1 in 6 starts since his return to the active roster. Lim (YAK) saved his 29th game of the year. ... Fujikawa (HAN) took the loss in relief and is now 3-3.
For Fujikawa (HAN), this was the first time he gave up a lead-changing homer in his career. And the last time he gave up 3 runs in one inning was back on 6/8/2005 (vs Orix).
YAK: Whitesell (14)