Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 15:00
Attendance: 33144 | Chunichi leads series, 14-8-0 | Time: 3:17
Potential Starters: Atori Ota (YOK) 0-4, 6.75 - Masahiro Yamamoto (CHU) 4-0, 1.67
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 8th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-5||1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: F6, 6: G6, 8: DP|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-5||1: F7, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: L6, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: F4, 6: L6, 7: F7|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G5|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||2-for-2, 1 RBI||2: IBB, 4: 1B, 6: S7, 8: 1B|
|(P)||Oka, Tomokazu||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Ide, Shotaro||0-for-1||4: SO|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||1-for-1||6: 2B|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Oka, Tomokazu, L||3||52||16||14||6||1||1||1||0||1||0||0||5||5||4.429|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G6, 2: 1B, 4: L6, 6: G5|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-4||1: 2B, 2: SO, 4: F8, 7: G5|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: F6, 5: SO, 7: G3|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-2, 2 R||1: F9, 3: BB, 5: G1, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||4-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI||2: 1B, 3: HR, 5: 1B, 7: HR|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G4, 8: f3|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: L5, 8: SO|
|(P)||Yamamoto, Masahiro||0-for-0||2: S5, 4: BB|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||6: L5|
|LF||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||8: G6|
|Yamamoto, Masahiro, W||5 2/3||99||27||24||8||0||5||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||1.895|
|Suzuki, Yoshihiro, H||1/3||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.115|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||1||21||5||4||1||0||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||1.617|
Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Blanco hits a single to right. Fujii grounds out to second, runner on first. N. Donoue hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Oda hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. M. Yamamoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Araki clears the bases with a 2-run single to left, runner on first. Oshima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Oka on the mound for Yokohama
Morino flies out to short. Wada walks. Blanco hits a 2-run homer. Fujii grounds out to third. N. Donoue flies out to center.
Top of the 6th - 2 run, 4 hits
M. Yamamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Murata hits a single to left. Sledge hits a single to right. Castillo lines out to short. Shimozono hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Takeyama hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Fukuda, hits a double to left, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Yamamoto.
Uchikawa grounds out short.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kato on the mound for Yokohama
Oshima grounds out to third. Morino grounds out to first.
Pitching change: Fujie in for Kato.
Wada walks. Blanco hits a 2-run homer. Fujii grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to short. Oshima hits a double to right. Morino flies out to center. Wada flies out to right.
Top of the 2nd
Sledge hits a double to right. Castillo flies out to right, runner on third. Shimozono grounds out to second. Takeyama gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Oka strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Sledge grounds out to third. Castillo flies out to second. Shimozono hits a single to right. Takeyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ide, pinch-hitting for Oka, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Morino strikes out looking. Wada grounds out to the pitcher. Blanco hits a single to left. Fujii hits a single to center, runners on first and second. N. Donoue grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Harper walks. Murata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo flies out to left.
Top of the 8th
Shimozono grounds out to third. Takeyama hits a single to right. Fujita, pinch-hitting for Fujie, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uchikawa grounds into a double play.
The Dragons are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 72-56-3 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars lost their 2nd straight game and are now 42-81-1 (6th place).
M. Yamamato (CHU) got the win and is now 5-0 in 6 starts this season, including 2-0 in 2 starts against the Bay Stars. ... Oka (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 6-8. Coming into tonight's game, Oka was 2-0 in 2 starts since his last loss on 8/22 (vs Hiroshima). Oka is now 1-2 in 3 starts against the Dragons this season.
This was Tanaka's (YOK) first appearance of his pro career.
M. Yamamato (CHU) recorded his 210th career victory and is one victory away from tying the franchise record of 211 wins, currently held by Shigeru Sugishita.
CHU: Blanco (27, 28)