Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Potential Starters: Masanori Ishikawa (YAK) 4-2, 2.11 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 3-2, 1.45
Attendance: 35181 | Softbank leads series, 2-0-1 | Time: 2:30
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G6, 6: DP, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: f3, 6: SO, 9: G5|
|(DH)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: F8, 7: G4, 9: G4|
|(1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: BB, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Balentien, Wladimir||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G5, 4: F9, 7: HR|
|(LF)||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-3||2: G3, 5: G6, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-2||2: F9, 5: G5, 8: HBP|
|PR-3B||Miwa, Masayoshi||0-for-0||8: (SB)|
|(SS)||Morioka, Ryosuke||0-for-3||3: F7, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|Ishikawa, Masanori, L||7||112||29||25||5||2||6||3||0||1||0||0||4||4||2.455|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: L6, 4: F8, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-3||1: S1, 2: F8, 5: G3, 7: G6|
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: f2, 8: G6|
|(DH)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: F8, 8: f2|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: BB, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 3: G5, 6: F4|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-2||1: BB (SB), 4: SO, 6: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F8, 7: SO|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-3||2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: SO|
|Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W||7||96||24||22||2||1||6||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.435|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||22||4||3||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.688|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||15||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.909|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
Ishikawa on the mound for Yakult
Kawasaki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Uchikawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kokubo strikes out looking. Cabrera hits a 2-run homer to right. Oritz hits a solo homer to left. Matsuda walks and steals second. Hasegawa strikes out looking.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Whitesell grounds out to second. Hatakeyama grounds out to second. Balentien hits a solo homer to right-center. Miyade strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Falkenborg on the mound for Softbank
Miyamoto gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Miwa. Morioka strikes out swinging. Miwa steals second. Aikawa strikes out swinging. Aoki grounds out to short.
Yakult: The Swallows 8-game winning streak, in games Balentien hits a homer in, came to an end. ... Ishikawa is now 14-9 during Inter-league play (career).
Softbank: The Hawks won their 6th in a row and are now 22 games above .500 for the first time since 9/24/2006. They have also won 10 in a row at Yahoo Dome. ... Sugiuchi notched his 99th career victory and 18th career Inter-league victory. ... Uchikawa has driven in at least one run in each of his last 5 games. ... Cabrera recorded his 34th career Inter-league homer.