Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 44136 | Yomiuri leads series, 12-11-1 | Time: 4:13
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 11-9, 3.38 - Shugo Fujii (YOM) 7-3, 3.76
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-5, 2 R||1: 2B, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 7: G4, 9: BB, 10: G3|
|(SS-3B)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-4||1: S2, 3: F4, 6: G6, 7: BB, 9: SO, 10: G6|
|(LF-3B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: G4, 4: F4, 6: HR, 7: BB, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: G1, 6: BB, 7: G6|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 4: G1, 6: F5, 8: L6, 10: E5|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-1||2: 1B|
|2B||Morioka, Ryosuke||1-for-2, 1 R||5: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G4, 10: BB|
|(3B)||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-2||2: DP, 5: F8|
|PH-LF-1B||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-2||6: G3, 8: G5, 10: S1|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: F6, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: BB (SB), 10: HR|
|(P)||Yamagishi, Minoru||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Fukukawa, Masakazu||0-for-1||5: G3|
|PH-LF||Fukuchi, Kazuki||0-for-2||7: G4, 9: SO, 10: BB (SB)|
|Matsuoka, Kenichi, W||2||41||9||7||1||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.547|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF-RF-CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-5||1: SO, 3: G6, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-4||1: BB (SB), 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: F8, 9: G4|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 8: F7, 10: SO|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G3, 4: HR, 5: BB, 8: F9|
|PH||Lee, Seung-Yeop||0-for-1||10: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-5||2: SO, 4: G4, 5: F8, 8: G3, 10: G6|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F4, 4: 2B, 6: G6, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-3||2: F6, 4: L3, 6: F7|
|LF||Yano, Kenji||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B (SB), 4: IBB, 6: SO, 9: 2B|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||1-for-2, 2 RBI||3: SO, 4: 2B|
|CF||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1||7: F8|
|PH-RF||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-0||9: IBB|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya||5 1/3||69||21||20||6||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||3||3||4.378|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||1||27||6||4||1||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.769|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||2/3||14||4||2||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.045|
|Ochi, Daisuke, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.195|
|Kroon, Marc, L||1 0/3||40||8||5||1||0||2||3||0||0||0||0||3||2||4.263|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Hatakeyama drives in a run with a ground out to second. D'Antona hits a single to center. Iihara flies out to center.
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Yamagishi on the mound for Yakult
Ogasawara hits an infield single. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer. Abe grounds out to second. Sakamoto hits a double to center. Takahashi lines out to first. Furuki gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Utsumi clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Chono strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits an infield single. Kawabata grounds out to short, runner on second. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Utsumi.
D'Antona walks. Iihara flies out to third. Morioka walks, runners on first and second. Yuichi, pinch-hitting for Noguchi, grounds out to first.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kroon on the mound for Yakult
Defense: Yano takes over in left.
Kawamoto walks. Fukuchi strikes out swinging. Kawamoto steals second. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. Kawabata strikes out swinging. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Takeuchi, pinch-hitting for Oshimoto, flies out to center.
Top of the 10th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Chono moves from right to center; Tani takes over in right.
Iihara reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on first. Morioka walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Takagi in for Kroon.
Yuchi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Kawamoto hits a 3-run homer. Fukuchi walks and steals second. Aoki grounds out to first, runner on third. Kawabata grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 1st
Chono strikes out swinging. Wakiya walks and steals second. Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Ramirez grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 3rd
Furuki hits a single to center. Utsumi strikes out swinging. Furuki steals second. Chono grounds out to short, runner on third. Wakiya strikes out looking.
Top of the 7th
Kawamoto hits an infield single. Fukuchi, pinch-hitting for Lee, grounds out to second, runner on second.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Defense: Matsumoto takes over at center; Chono moves from center to right.
Aoki grounds out to second, runner on third. Kawabata walks, runners on first and third. Hatakeyama walks, bases loaded. D'Antona grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 9th
Sakamoto grounds out to second. Yano walks. Furuki hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Tani, pinch-hitting for Matsumoto, gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Chono strikes out swinging. Wakiya grounds out to second.
The Giants took the series, 13-11-1.
The Swallows won their 2nd game in a row and are now 72-67-4 (4th place). ... The Giants' 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 79-64-1 (3rd place).
Matsuoka got the win in relief and is now 3-4. ... Kroon (YOM) took the loss in relief and is 4-3.
YAK: Hatakeyama (14), Kawamoto (2)
YOM: Ramirez (49)