Games from the 14th
Nippon Ham Fighters @ Chunichi Dragons - 12:30 - Ikime Stadium 2
Masahiro Yamamoto (CHU) started the game and gave up a run on 5 hits over 6 innings of work. The one run Yamamoto gave up was a solo homer to Sho Nakata (HAM) in the 6th. Kazuhiro Wada (CHU) and Tony Blanco (CHU) both blasted 2-run homers in the game -- Wada in the 1st and Blanco in the 5th. Kohei Oda (CHU) and Masahiro Araki (CHU) both drove in 2 runs in the 4th inning.
Seibu Lions @ Hanshin Tigers - 12:30 - Nango Stadium
Six homers were hit in the game: Hidekazu Hoshi (SEI) hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd; Tatsuyuki Uemoto (SEI) 3-run homer in the 5th; Haruki Kurose (SEI) hit a solo homer in the 7th; Taketoshi Goto (SEI) hit a 2-run homer in the 8th; Issei Morita (HAN) hit a 2-run homer in the 1st; and Ryohei Hashimoto (HAN) hit a solo homer in the 6th.
LG Twins @ Orix Buffaloes - 12:30 - Sun Marine Stadium
Yuki Nishi (ORI) started the game for Orix and gave up a run over 7 innings of work.
Rakuten Eagles @ Softbank Hawks - 12:30 - Saitobaru Stadium
Tadashi Ishimine (RAK) hit two homers in the game: on in the 3rd and the other in the 5th.
Chiba Lotte Marines @ Hiroshima Carp - 12:30 - Nichinan Tempuku Stadium
Keisuke Imai (HIR) started the game and tossed 6 shutout innings. Naoki Nakahigashi (HIR) nailed a 2-run homer in the 5th off Lotte starter Hiroki Ueno.
Yakult Swallows @ Doosan Bears - 12:30 - Hisamine Stadium
Shinichi Takeuchi (YAK) and Atsushi Kinugawa (YAK) both hit solo homers for the Swallows: Takeuchi in the 4th and Kinugawa in the 8th. The Swallows ended up winning the game with the help of an error in the top of the 9th that led to two runs.
Yomiuri Giants @ Hanwha Eagles - 12:30 - Kiyotake Stadium
Ryuichi Kajimae (YOM) hit a 2-run homer in the 3rd and Taishi Ota (YOM) drilled a solo homer in the 7th.
Yokohama Bay Stars @ Island League - 12:30 - Ivy Stadium
Kentaro Takasaki (YOK) started the game and gave up 4 runs over 4 innings of work. Hitoshi Fujie (YOK) entered the game in the 5th and gave up 3 runs. Kenta Takao (IL-KOG) started the game for the IL and tossed 3-shutout innings.