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Yokohama Bay Stars 2 – Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3 (June 11, 2011)

by on Jun.11, 2011 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kentaro Takasaki (YOK) 1-4, 2.64 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 5-1, 2.47

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Takasaki on the mound for Yokohama
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt. Itoi flies out to center. Nakata hits an RBI double, runner on second. Inaba hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hoffpauir flies out to left.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Sledge hits a solo homer. Murata flies out to right. Harper hits a double to left. Kinjo grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Takasaki on the mound for Yokohama
Imanami hits a single to right. Tsuruoka fails on three bunt attempts. Imanami steals second. Iiyama strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Yang (Yoh) flies out to short.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ishikawa grounds out to second. Sledge hits a double to center. Murata grounds out to second, runner on third. Harper hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kinjo walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Takasaki on the mound for Yokohama
Hoffpauir hits a solo homer to right. Imanami grounds out to third. Sato, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, strikes out looking. Iiyama hits a single to center.
Pitching change: S. Ohara in for Takasaki.
Iiyama gets caught trying to steal second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 7th
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Naito hits a single to center. Hosoyamada pops out on sac bunt attempt. Watanabe hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Ishikawa grounds out to short.

Top of the 9th
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kinjo hits an infield single. Nakamura grounds out to short, runner on second. Naito flies out to left. Fujita, pinch-hitting for Hosoyamada, grounds out to first.

Notes

Nippon Ham: The Fighters won their 5th in a row.  They have also won their last 7 straight games at Sapporo Dome.