Chunichi Dragons vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 30101 | Yakult leads series, 12-8-1 | Time: 3:19
Potential Starters: Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 6-3, 2.83 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 10-8, 3.48
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||3-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: BB, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F4|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-3||1: S1, 2: F4, 5: S1, 6: SO, 8: G3|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: G4, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: F9, 3: HR, 5: HR, 7: F3, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: F8, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-5||2: SO, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-2||2: 1B (BrO), 4: G4|
|C||Oda, Kohei||1-for-2, 2 RBI||6: f2, 7: 2B|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: 2B, 7: F6|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|Nakata, Kenichi, W||8||130||30||29||6||1||5||1||0||0||1||0||2||2||2.788|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F9, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: HR|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4||1: 1B (CS), 4: F4, 6: F7, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F4, 6: G5, 8: f2|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: f5, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-4||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: G5|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-3||2: G5, 5: F9, 7: f2|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-3||3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: G3|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-3||3: G6, 5: G6, 8: G6|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||6: F5|
|C||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-0, 1 R||8: BB|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, L||6||105||29||25||9||2||6||2||0||2||0||0||4||4||3.578|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Morino grounds out to second. Wada hits a solo homer. Blanco flies out to left. Koike grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Wada hits a 2-run homer. Blanco flies out to center. Koike strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Morino hits a single to right. Wada flies out to first. Blanco walks, runners on first and second. Koike flies out to right. Oda clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. N. Donoue flies out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 1 hit
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka grounds out to short. Kawamoto walks. Aoki hits a 2-run homer. Miyamoto grounds out to first. Hatakeyama fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 1st
Araki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Wada flies out to right, runners on first and third. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Koike strikes out swinging. Tanishige hits a single to left. N. Donoue hits a single to center, runners on first and third. K. Nakata hits a grounder to third and Tanishige gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Araki walks, bases loaded. Oshima flies out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Whitesell strikes out swinging. Iihara hits a single to right. Aikawa flies out to right. Kawabata hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tanaka grounds out to short.
Top of the 6th
Oda fouls out to the catcher. N. Donoue hits a double to left. K. Nakata strikes out looking. Araki hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Oshima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Yuichi flies out to third. Aoki hits a dobule to left. Miyamoto flies out to left. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama grounds out to third.
The Dragons stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 76-58-3 (1st place). ... The Swallows 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 63-63-4 (4th place).
K. Nakata (CHU) won his third consecutive start and is now 7-3. Against the Swallows K. Nakata is now 1-0 in 4 starts. ... Muranaka (YAK) dropped his second start in a row and is now 10-9 on the year. Coming in to tonight's start Muranaka was a perfect 3-0 in 3 starts against the Dragons this season.
Tanishige (CHU) was taken out of the game on defense in the 4th inning. The Dragons have not disclosed any information on what was wrong with Tanishige, but it seems they may be calling up a new catcher tomorrow.
CHU: Wada (35, 36)
YAK: Aoki (5)