Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 14516 | Yakult leads series, 11-8-0 | Time: 3:27
Potential Starters: Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 10-9, 3.90 - Ren Nakata (HIR) 0-1, 4.91
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th, 5th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-3||1: G3, 2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-5||1: SO, 2: G4, 5: DP, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F3, 6: 1B|
|PR-SS||Onizaki, Yuji||1-for-2||8: 1B, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: F5, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|PR-1B||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-0||8: (SB)|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G3, 6: 1B, 8: f2|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: F6|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-3||1: F8, 4: BB, 6: G4, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-4||2: G4, 4: DP, 7: F7, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||7: F8|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: G4|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, H||1/3||4||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.038|
|Lee, Hei-Chun, H||2/3||12||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.943|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, L||1/3||9||4||3||3||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||3||2||2.755|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||0-for-2||1: G6, 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: S1|
|(2B)||Kimura, Shogo||0-for-4||1: G2, 3: G4, 5: F7, 7: G6|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: G3, 6: SO|
|PH||Kura, Yoshikazu||0-for-1||7: F4|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||3-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: HR, 6: 2B, 8: HR|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||1-for-4||2: F6, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|PR-CF||Akamatsu, Masato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||1-for-2||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: S1|
|(3B)||Ishii, Takuro||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4||3: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G6, 8: E1 (CS)|
|(P)||Imai, Keisuke||0-for-1||3: S1, 5: SO|
|PH-CF-LF||Maru, Yoshihiro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||7: 1B, 8: S7|
|Ueno, Hirofumi, W||1||8||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.318|
|Yokoyama, Ryuji, S||1||21||5||4||1||0||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||1.761|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits
Imai on the mound for Hiroshima
Aoki grounds out to first. Fukuchi strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Whitesell hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Iihara hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Aikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to center.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Amaya grounds out to first. Kurihara hits a solo homer. Shima strikes out swinging. Hirose hits a single to center. Ishii hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ishihara flies out to second.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Onizaki takes over at short; Kawabata moves from short to third.
Amaya strikes out looking. Kurihara hits a double to center. Shima strikes out swinging. Hirose walks, runners on first and second. Ishii hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Ishihara grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Matsuoka on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Noguchi takes over at first.
Kurihara hits a solo homer. Shima hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Akamatsu. Hirose hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Ishii hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: K. Matsui in for Matsuoka.
Ishihara reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for K. Matsui.
Maru hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Ishihara get thrown out trying to steals second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ishii strikes out looking. Ishihara hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Imai. Soyogi walks, runners on first and second. Kimura grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Hatakeyama hits a single to left. Whitesell flies out to center. Iihara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Onizaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Aikawa flies out to right. Kawabata grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
Maru hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Soyogi,
Pitching change: Lee in for Oshimoto.
Kimura grounds out to short. Kura, pinch-hitting for Amaya, flies out to second.
Top of the 8th
Onizaki hits a single to left. Whitesell hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ueno in for Imai
Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Noguchi steals second, runners on second and third. Iihara fouls out to the catcher. Aikawa flies out to short. Kawabata grounds out to first.
Top of the 9th
Tanaka hits a single center. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, grounds out to second, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Fukuchi strikes out looking. Onizaki strikes out swinging.
The Carp won their 5th game of the year (for the first time this year) and are now 54-77-2 (5th place). ... The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 64-64-4 (4th place).
Ueno (HIR) picked up his first win of the year and is now 1-2 on the year. This was also Ueno's first victory since 2008. Yokoyama (HIR) notched his 10th save of the year. ... Matsuoka (YAK) took the loss in relief and dropped to 2-4.
Kurihara (HIR) recorded his second consecutive 2-homer game of the year.
K. Matsui (YAK) was taken out of the game after he injured his right foot while fielding a ball in the 8th inning.
HIR: Kurihara (13, 14)