Yakult Swallows vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18735 | Yakult leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 3:54
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 12-8, 3.61 - Ren Nakata (HIR) 0-1, 4.91
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 5th, 6th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||3-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: 1B (SB) (BrO), 7: 1B, 8: HBP|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G1, 3: S1, 5: G6, 7: G5, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: F8, 7: 1B|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||8: F8|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: G6, 6: HR, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 4: E3, 6: 1B, 7: f3, 9: SO|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-5||2: f3, 4: 1B, 6: L5, 7: F9, 9: F4|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-3||2: G4, 4: S5, 6: DP, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: S7, 7: 1B, 8: S1|
|(P)||Ishikawa, Masanori||0-for-2||2: G5, 4: G6|
|PH||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|PR-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-1, 1 R||8: G3|
|Ishikawa, Masanori||5 1/3||101||25||23||9||0||7||1||0||1||1||0||4||4||3.705|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, W||2/3||14||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.000|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, H||1||12||4||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.716|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1/3||15||3||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.741|
|Lee, Hei-Chun, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.750|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1 1/3||17||4||4||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.367|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||1-for-5||1: G6, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Kimura, Shogo||2-for-5||1: L6, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 2B, 9: f7|
|(CF)||Akamatsu, Masato||1-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: f3, 7: S5|
|PH||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||2-for-5, 1 R||2: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: 1B, 7: F4, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Huber, Justin||1-for-2, 1 R||2: L1, 4: BB, 6: 2B|
|C||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||7: G1|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: F4|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-2||2: F8, 4: SO, 6: S1|
|PH-3B||Ishii, Takuro||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(C)||Kura, Yoshikazu||1-for-2||3: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Maeda, Tomonori||0-for-1||6: G6|
|PH-LF||Maru, Yoshihiro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(P)||Soriano, Dioni||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G5|
|PH-LF||Shima, Shigenobu||1-for-1, 1 RBI||6: 1B|
|PH||Aizawa, Tsubasa||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Soriano, Dioni||5 0/3||75||23||19||7||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||2||1||5.344|
|Aoki, Takahiro, L||0/3||8||3||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||6.820|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Soriano on the mound for Hiroshima
Iihara reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Aikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Miyamoto hits as a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Kawabata hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Ishikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Akamatsu hits a single to center. Kurihara hits a single to left and the throw back into the infield isn't very good and allows Akamatsu score, Kurihara gets thrown out trying to get to second. Huber walks. Hirose grounds out to first. Kokubo strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Soriano on the mound for Hiroshima
D'Antona hits a solo homer. Iihara hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Umetsu in for Soriano.
Aikawa lines out to third. Miyamoto grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Kurihara hits a single to left. Huber hits a double to left, runners on second and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third. Hirose hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kokubo hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Ishikawa.
T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Kura, grounds out to short, runner on third. Shima, pinch-hitting for Umetsu, hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Soyogi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 5 hits
T. Aoki on the mound for Hiroshima
Dfense: Ishihara is the new catcher; Shima takes over in left.
Kawabata hits an infield single. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, hits a single to right. Aoki hits a single to center, bases loaded. Fukuchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell.
Pitching change: Ueno in for T. Aoki.
Tanaka drives in a run with a ground out to third, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. D'Antona hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Iihara fouls out to first. Aikawa flies out to right.
Top of the 1st
Aoki grounds out to short. Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher. Hatakeyama hits a single to left. D'Antona walks, runners on first and second. Iihara flies out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kurihara strikes out swinging. Huber lines out to the pitcher. Hirose hits a double to left. Kokubo flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Aoki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Hatakeyama flies out to short. D'Antona grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Kura strikes out swinging. Soriano strikes out swinging. Soyogi hits a double to right. Kimura strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Aoki hits an infield single and steals second. Tanaka grounds out to short, runner on third. Hatakeyama flies out to center and Aoki gets doubled off third.
Bottom of the 5th
Kura hits a single to center. Soriano fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Kimura strikes out swinging. Kimura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Akamatsu fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
Kimura hits a double to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akamatsu. Kurihara flies out to second. Ishihara grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th
Miyamoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Fukuchi grounds out to first, runner on third. Aoki gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Tanaka walks, bases loaded. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th
Hirose flies out to second. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Kokubo, hits a single to left. Maru, pinch-hitting for Ueno, walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Lee in for Matsuoka.
Aizawa, pinch-hitting for Shima, strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Lim in for Lee.
Soyogi strikes out swinging.
The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 65-64-4 (4th place). ... The Carp's 5-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 54-78-2 (5th place).
Oshimoto (YAK) got the win in relief and is now 3-4 on the year. Lim (YAK) saved his 32nd game of the year. ... T. Aoki (HIR) got the loss in relief and dropped to 1-6.
YAK: D'Antona (14)