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Hanshin Tigers 4 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 1 (August 12, 2011)

by on Aug.12, 2011 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Minoru Iwata (HAN) 5-9, 2.44 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 2-1, 1.82

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
Yakult 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 1

Attendance: 30697 | Hanshin leads series, 7-2-0 | Time: 2:55

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Murton, Matt 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: G4, 7: G5
(CF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: S1, 3: G4, 5: G4, 8: G6
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 3: BB, 5: G4, 8: G4
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: G4, 3: HR, 5: F9, 8: SO
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 2: F8, 3: F9, 6: G4, 9: G4
(2B) Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: G6
2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-3 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO
LF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1 9: F4
(C) Fujii, Akihito 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 4: SO, 7: G6
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 0-for-2 3: S1, 4: F8, 7: F8
P Kobayashi, Hiroyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo, W 7 110 29 27 6 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.375
Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.912
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 13 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.853
9 136 35 33 6 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 1

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 0-for-3 1: L1, 3: G6, 5: F9, 7: BB
(SS) Kawashima, Keizo 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: G4
(3B) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-4 1: f7, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: SO
(LF) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 0-for-4 2: f2, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: SO
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G6
(RF) Balentien, Wladimir 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: F6, 7: HR, 9: SO
(2B) Morioka, Ryosuke 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G4, 7: G1, 9: SO
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 1-for-4 2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 9: SO
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-1 3: SO
PH Takeuchi, Shinichi 0-for-1 5: F4
P Akagawa, Katsuki 0-for-0
PH Miyade, Ryuji 1-for-1 7: 1B
P Oshimoto, Takehiko 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, L 5 81 22 17 4 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 4 4 2.596
Akagawa, Katsuki 2 22 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.038
Oshimoto, Takehiko 2 22 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.950
9 125 34 29 4 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
A. Fujii hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubo. Murton hits single to left, runners on first and third. Hirano drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw (E1). Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai hits a 3-run homer to left. Brazell flies out to right.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Balentien hits a solo homer to left-center. Morioka grounds out to the pitcher. Kawamoto grounds out to short. Miyade, pinch-hitting for Akagawa, hits a single to center, runner on first. Aoki walks, runners on first and second. K. Kawashima grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Murton walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 2nd
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Hatakeyama fouls out to the catcher. Whitesell grounds out to second. Balentien walks. Morioka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kawamoto flies out to center.

Top of the 4th
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Sekimoto walks. Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. A. Fujii strikes out swinging. Kubo flies out to center. Murton grounds out to second.

Notes

Hanshin: The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak.  They have also won their last 4 games against the Swallows. ... Kubo won his 2nd straight start and improved to 5-4.  He is now 11-2 lifetime against the Swallows, including 8-0 in his last 10 starts against the team. ... Fujikawa saved his 26th game of the year. ... Murton was back in the lead-off spot for the first time in 7 games. ... Arai snapped an 0-for-10 streak with his homer in the 3rd. ... Kanemoto played in his 2,402nd game of his career (good for 10th on the All-time list).

Yakult: The Swallows lost their 2nd straight game. ... Muranaka lost his 2nd straight and start is now 2-2.  Both losses have come at the hands of the Tigers. ... Balentien knocked out his first homer in 15 games (a power drought of 55 consecutive plate appearances).