Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18169 | Yomiuri leads series, 11-10-1 | Time: 3:08
Potential Starters: Shugo Fujii (YOM) 6-3, 4.13 - Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 11-8, 3.78
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-5||1: f3, 4: F3, 6: f6, 8: G4, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: G6, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F4, 4: F4, 7: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: f5, 5: G3, 7: G6, 8: HR|
|(RF)||Yano, Kenji||2-for-3||2: F6, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: 1B, 8: BB|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-3||3: L5, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: G3|
|PH||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-1||7: G6|
|PH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Takagi, Yasunari||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||5: G4|
|PH||Kato, Ken||0-for-1, 1 R||8: E5|
|PH||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||9: G1|
|Takagi, Yasunari, L||4||61||19||13||3||0||1||4||1||0||1||0||1||1||1.080|
|Hoshino, Masumi||2 2/3||49||12||10||2||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.932|
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 1st, 5th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: HBP, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: DP, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: HR, 8: S1|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 3: SO, 5: E7, 6: G6|
|LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1||8: F8|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 6: SO|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-0||8: IBB|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-4||2: 1B, 3: G5, 5: HBP, 7: E5, 8: f2|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-2, 2 RBI||2: S9, 4: G4, 5: S8, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-1||2: IBB, 4: BB, 5: DP, 7: IBB|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||0-for-2, 1 R||2: G4, 4: BB, 6: BB, 7: L6|
|Ishikawa, Masanori, W||7 2/3||115||32||31||7||1||3||1||0||0||1||0||4||0||3.610|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1/3||12||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.599|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||12||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.430|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Takagi on the mound for Yomiuri
D'Antona hits a double to right. Iihara hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Aikawa hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Tanaka gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Ishikawa grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Miyamoto hits an infield single. Hatakeyama reaches on a fielding error (E7), runners on first and second. D'Antona hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Iihara gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Aikawa hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Nakamura.
Kawabata hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Tanaka grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Hoshino on the mound for Yomiuri
Ishikawa walks. Aoki strikes out swinging. Miyamoto hits a 2-run homer. Hatakeyama grounds out to short. D'Antona strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yomiuri
Kato reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Sakamoto grounds out to second, runner on second. Matsumoto grounds out to the pitcher. Ogasawara hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Abe hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Ishikawa.
Yano walks. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Aoki gets hit by a pitch. Miyamoto grounds out to second, runner on second. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. D'Antona walks, runners on first and third. Iihara grounds out to third. Ramirez hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Abe hits a 2-run homer.
Bottom of the 4th
Aikawa grounds out to second. Kawabata grounds out to short. Tanaka walks. Ishikawa walks, runners on first and second. Aoki grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Abe grounds out to first. Yano hits a double to center and advances to third on a wild pitch. E. Gonzalez walks, runners on first and third. Wakiya hits a grounder to first and Yano gets thrown out trying to score, runners advance to second and third. Tani, pinch-hitting for Takagi, grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe grounds out to short. Yano hits a single to center. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Chono, pinch-hitting for Wakiya, grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Iihara reaches on a throwing error (E5), Iihara to second. Aikawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Kawabata grounds out to short. Tanaka gets an intentional walk. Ishikawa lines out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Aoki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Fukuchi flies out to center. Takeuchi gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Iihara fouls out to the catcher.
Yomiuri took the series, 2-1.
The Swallows stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 62-62-4 (4th place). ... The Giants' 5-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 71-58-1 (3rd place)
Ishikawa (YAK) won his 10th game since his last loss on 6/19 (vs Hiroshima) and improved to 12-8. That's a span of 13 starts (or 10 wins in 11 starts since he got two straight NDs after his loss on 6/19). Ishikawa is now also 3-2 in 6 starts against the Giants. Lim (YAK) notched his 30th save of the year. ... Takagi (YOM) started his first game of the season and took the loss; he is now 1-1.
YOM: Abe (41)
YAK: Miyamoto (3)