Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Hanshin Tigers @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 2-0, 1.99 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 3-4, 4.18
Attendance: 31124 | Hanshin leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 2:48
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 7th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G1, 6: G3, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 4: G4, 6: BB, 9: E5|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||1-for-4||1: F7, 4: F8, 6: F9, 9: 1B|
|(LF-1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: SO, 6: G6, 9: G4|
|(1B)||Whitesell, Josh||1-for-2||2: BB, 5: f5, 7: 1B|
|PR-LF||Miwa, Masayoshi||0-for-0||7: (BrO)|
|PH||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: DP, 5: f2, 7: L5, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Balentien, Wladimir||0-for-3||2: G5, 5: BB, 7: G5, 9: SO|
|(C)||Kawamoto, Ryohei||1-for-4||3: G5, 5: 2B, 8: F7, 9: SO|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G1|
|PH||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Muranaka, Kyohei, L||7||100||26||26||5||0||9||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||1.820|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F6, 8: F9|
|(CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: G1|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: G4, 4: F7, 7: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: G1, 7: F9|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-3||2: f3, 5: G6, 7: F5|
|(RF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-2||2: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||7: 2B|
|(C)||Fujii, Akihito||0-for-3||3: G6, 5: SO, 7: G2|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-1||8: F9|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, W||8||102||28||25||3||0||4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.620|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1||33||7||5||1||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.942|
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Hatakeyama moves from left to first; Miwa takes over in left.
Toritani hits a single to right. Arai flies out to right. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kanemoto flies out to third. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Asai, hits an RBI double right and runners advance on a throwing error (E9), another run scores, Sekimoto to third. Shibata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. A. Fujii grounds out to the catcher.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Kawabata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hatakeyama grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Miyade, pinch-hitting for Miwa, walks, bases loaded. Miyamoto walks in a run, bases loaded. Balentien strikes out swinging. Kawamoto strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Whitesell fouls out to third. Miyamoto fouls out to the catcher. Balentien walks. Kawamoto hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Muranaka grounds out to the pitcher.
Yakult: The Swallows lost their 2nd game in a row. ... Muranaka lost his first game of the season and is now 2-1 in 5 starts.
Hanshin: The Tigers stopped a 2-game winning streak. ... Kubo got the win and evened his record to 4-4. He also extended his winning streak against the Swallows to 7 games (7-0 in 9 starts since 9/29/2009). ... Fujikawa saved his 23rd game of the year. It was also just the 3rd time in Fujikawa's career that he walked home a run.