Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 38328 | Yakult leads series, 15-8-1 | Time: 2:59
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 10-9, 3.50 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 13-10, 2.90
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th, 6th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: G4, 6: 三2, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-3||1: F9, 3: F9, 6: S3, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: DP, 7: G5, 8: F6|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F4, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: G5|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G6, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F7, 9: BB|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-1||3: S1, 5: G4|
|PH||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-1, 2 RBI||7: 2B|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: F8|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, W||6||94||24||23||6||0||6||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||3.382|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, H||1||9||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.842|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, H||1||7||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.660|
|Lim, Chang-Yong, S||1||12||4||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.482|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th, 7th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: F9, 5: SO, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G1, 8: F9|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-1||1: E5|
|PR-LF||Nakagawa, Hiroki||1-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Morino, Masahiko||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B (CS), 9: HR|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G3, 6: F8, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Hirata, Ryosuke||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: G3|
|(3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||2: S2, 4: F9, 7: F4, 9: F9|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-2||2: F8, 4: 1B|
|C||Oda, Kohei||1-for-1||7: 2B (BrO)|
|PH||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||4: G3|
|PH||Nakata, Ryoji||0-for-1||7: G6 (BrO)|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, H||2||32||7||6||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.872|
|Yamai, Daisuke, H||1||16||4||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.752|
|Kawahara, Junichi, L||1||28||6||6||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.909|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Araki flies out to center. Fujii strikes out looking. Wada reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on second. Nakagawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Wada. Morino hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Ibata flies out to right.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Oda is the new catcher.
Aoki hits a double toward third and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. D'Antona grounds into a double play.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kawahara on the mound for Chunichi
Iihara grounds out to third. Aikawa hits a single to left. Miyamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to left. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Muranaka, clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Noguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Whitesell. Aoki grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Onizaki takes over at short.
Morino hits a solo homer. Ibata grounds out to second. Hirata grounds out to first. N. Donoue flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd
Hirata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. Tanishige flies out to center. Arai, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Kawabata hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Muranaka. Aoki grounds out to second, runner on third. Tanaka flies out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd
Araki flies out to right. Fujii hits a single to center. Nakagawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Morino strikes out swinging. Ibata grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
N. Donoue flies out to second. Oda hits a double to center. R. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Kawahara, hits a grounder to short, Oda gets thrown out running the bases and Tanaka gets thrown out trying to advance to second.
Top of the 8th
Tanaka hits a double to left. Hatakeyama strikes out swinging. D'Antona flies out to second. Iihara flies out to short.
Top of the 9th
Aikawa grounds out to third. Miyamoto flies out to center. Kawabata walks. Onizaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kawabata. Runners advances to second on a wild pitch. Takeuchi flies out to center.
Yakult won the season series, 15-8-1.
The Swallows are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 69-66-4 (4th place). ... The Dragons lost their 2nd straight game and are no 79-62-3 (1st place).
Muranaka (YAK) picked up his first victory since 8/31 (vs Yomiuri) and is now 11-9. Against the Dragons this year, he improved to 4-1 with a 1.65 ERA in 5 starts. Lim (YAK) notched his 34th save of the year. ... Kawahara (CHU) took the loss in relief and dropped to 0-1.
Matsuoka (YAK) appeared in his 70th game of the year and set a new club record for appearances in a season by a pitcher. The previous record of 69 was set by Hirotoshi Ishii in 2002.
CHU: Morino (22)