Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46882 | Hanshin leads series, 14-9-0 | Time: 2:42
Potential Starters: Mikinori Kato (YAK) 1-1, 6.60 - Takumi Akiyama (HAN) 2-1, 4.15
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 8th, 9th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 6: G3, 9: f2|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: G5, 6: G4, 9: E4|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: G5, 6: F9, 9: DP|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: F6, 7: F8|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: f3, 7: G6|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3||2: G3, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-3||3: F8, 5: 2B, 8: DP|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: F7|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, L||6 2/3||104||28||26||9||0||3||1||1||0||0||0||4||3||3.484|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: G6, 2: f3, 5: G1, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||3-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: G3, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: DP, 6: f2, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B (CS), 6: BB, 8: 2B (SB)|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: L9, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-2||1: f3, 4: F8, 7: HBP|
|PR||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-0||7: (CS)|
|CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 4: G6, 7: 2B, 8: 2B|
|(CF-RF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-4||2: F8, 5: G1, 7: f3, 8: G4|
|(P)||Akiyama, Takumi||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|Akiyama, Takumi, W||9||93||30||29||4||0||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.734|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Arai hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kanemoto fouls out to first. Jojima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Uemoto. Uemoto gets caught trying to steal second. Jojima hits a double to left. S. Fujikawa fouls out to first. Akiyama hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Muranaka.
Hirano hits a single to center and a run scores on a fielding error (E8) and runners advance to second and third. Toritani strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Onizaki takes over at short; Kawabata moves from short to third.
Arai hits a double to center. Brazell flies out to left. Arai steals third. Asai strikes out swinging. Jojima hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. S. Fujikawa grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Aoki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iihara grounds out to short. Whitesell grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Kawabata flies out to center. Muranaka strikes out looking. Aoki hits a double to left. Tanaka grounds out to third.
Top of the 5th
Aikawa fouls out to first. Miyamoto grounds out to short. Kawabata hits a double to left. Muranaka flies out to left.
Yakult took the series, 2-1.
The Tigers are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 68-54-3 (2nd place). ... The Swallows' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 61-60-4 (4th place).
Akiyama (HAN) picked up his third straight victory and is now 3-1 in four starts this season. ... Muranaka (YAK) took the loss and is now 10-8 on the year. Coming into this game, Muranaka was 5-0 in 9 starts since his last loss on 7/6 (vs Hanshin). Muranaka is now also 0-3 in 3 starts against the Tigers.
Akiyama (HAN) tossed his first complete game shutout of his pro career.
The Swallows were shutout for the first time under interim manager Junji Ogawa.