Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 22765 | Yomiuri leads series, 11-9-1 | Time: 3:11
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 8-8, 4.44 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 10-8, 3.83
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: DP, 7: SO, 9: f5|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: 1B (CS), 9: F7|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G5, 6: F7, 7: BB, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||3-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 4: G3, 6: 2B, 7: F9|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-2, 1 R||2: F8, 4: BB, 6: BB, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-3, 3 RBI||2: G6, 4: G1, 6: 2B|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-4||2: G3, 5: F8, 6: F6, 8: G4|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: G4|
|PH-LF||Yano, Kenji||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||9: HR|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, W||5 1/3||82||22||20||6||1||4||0||0||2||0||0||2||2||4.395|
|Nakamura, Micheal, H||1 1/3||15||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.643|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||1 1/3||18||4||4||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3.276|
|Ochi, Daisuke, S||1||12||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.176|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 9th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F3, 5: G1, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: F6, 6: 2B, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: f3, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: G5|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-3||2: F5, 4: F4, 6: L4|
|PH||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1||9: F7|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: DP|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: L1|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||0-for-1||3: G5, 5: S2|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|Sato, Yoshinori, L||6 2/3||115||31||26||8||0||4||5||0||0||0||0||4||4||3.901|
Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Matsumoto hits a single to right. Ogasawara flies out to left. Ramirez hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Abe hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Takahashi walks, bases loaded. E. Gonzalez clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Wakiya flies out to short. Utsumi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Furuki takes over at second.
Miyamoto hits a double to left. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run homer. Whitesell grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Nakamura in for Utsumi.
Iihara lines out to second. Aikawa flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Yano, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, hits a solo homer. Sakamoto fouls out to third. Matsumoto flies out to left. Ogasawara flies out to right.
Top of the 1st
Sakamoto walks. Matsumoto walks, runners on first and second. Ogasawara strikes out looking. Ramirez strikes out looking. Abe flies out to left.
Bottom of the 1st
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Hatakeyama fouls out to first. Whitesell strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Ogasawara grounds out to third. Ramirez hits a single to right. Abe grounds out to first, runner on second. Takahashi walks, runners on first and second. E. Gonzalez grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 5th
Kawabata hits an infield single. Tanaka grounds out to short, runner on first. Yoshinori hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Aoki grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 7th
Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Matsumoto hits an infield single and gets thrown out trying to steal second. Ogasawara walks. Ramirez hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Yoshinori.
Abe flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Kawabata grounds out to short. Tanaka lines out to the pitcher. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Nakamura.
Runner advances to second on a wild pitcher. Aoki strikes out looking.
The Giants won their 5th game in a row and are now 71-57-1 (2nd place). ... The Swallows lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 61-62-4 (4th place).
Utsumi (YOM) stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 9-8. Against the Swallows this season, Utsumi is now 3-0 in 4 starts. Ochi (YOM) saved his 5th game of the year. ... Yoshinori (YAK) lost his second start in a row and is now 10-9 on the year. He also dropped to 2-3 in 5 starts against the Giants this season.
YOM: Yano (2)
YAK: Hatakeyama (13)