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Yomiuri Giants 2 – Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 (September 2, 2011)

by on Sep.02, 2011 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hirokazu Sawamura (YOM) 6-10, 2.47 - Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 2-4, 3.09

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

Attendance: 15262 | Yakult leads series, 11-6-4 | Time: 2:54

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Fujimura, Daisuke 0-for-3 1: BB, 2: SO, 5: f7, 8: SO
(1B) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-4 1: f2, 3: L6, 5: F7, 8: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: f3, 5: SO, 8: F9
(RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: G5, 9: G3
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F4, 6: G1, 9: G5
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: G4, 9: F7
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: HR, 4: G4, 7: F4
(3B) Terauchi, Takayuki 1-for-3 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: G4
(P) Sawamura, Hirokazu 0-for-2 2: SO, 4: G6
PH Ryal, Rusty 0-for-1 7: SO
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
P Nomaguchi, Takahiko 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Sawamura, Hirokazu, L 6 111 24 22 4 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 2.489
Takagi, Yasunari 1 0/3 15 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.700
Nomaguchi, Takahiko 1 13 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 139 32 29 6 0 8 1 0 2 0 0 4 3

Yakult

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Aoki, Norichika 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: E4, 5: 3B, 8: 1B
(2B) Tanaka, Hiroyasu 2-for-3, 2 RBI 1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: S1
(SS) Kawabata, Shingo 0-for-4 1: G6, 3: SO, 5: F7, 8: G6
SS Kawashima, Keizo 0-for-0
(LF-1B) Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: F9, 6: G4, 8: 2B
PR-LF Miwa, Masayoshi 0-for-0
(1B) Whitesell, Josh 0-for-3 2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F6
LF-RF Iihara, Yasushi 0-for-1 8: G6
(3B) Miyamoto, Shinya 0-for-3 2: G6, 4: F8, 6: F8
(RF-1B) Takeuchi, Shinichi 1-for-3, 1 R 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO
(C) Kawamoto, Ryohei 0-for-2, 1 R 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: E5 (BrO)
C Aikawa, Ryoji 0-for-0
(P) Muranaka, Kyohei 0-for-2 3: SO, 5: S1, 7: F7

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Muranaka, Kyohei, W 9 129 33 31 4 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.910
9 129 33 31 4 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Abe hits a double to left. Ramirez hits a 2-run homer to left-center. Terauchi grounds out to short. Sawamura strikes out swinging. Fujimura strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Takeuchi strikes out swinging. Kawamoto walks. Muranaka fails on three bunt attempts. Aoki reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Tanaka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Kawabata strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sawamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Takeuchi hits a single to right. Kawamoto strikes out swinging. Muranaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Aoki hits an RBI triple to right. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kawabata flies out to left.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Takagi on the mound for Yomiuri
Aoki hits an infield single.
Pitching change: Nomaguchi in for Takagi.
Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kawabata grounds out to short, runner on third. Hatakeyama hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Miwa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hatakeyama. Iihara grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 1st
Muranaka on the mound for Yakult
Fujimura walks. Kamei fouls out on a sac bunt attempt. Chono grounds out to second, runner on second. Y. Takahashi walks, runners on first and second. Sakamoto strikes out looking.

Notes

Yomiuri: The Giants' 4-game winning streak came to an end. ... Sawamura lost his 2nd straight start and dropped to 6-11, including 1-4 in 5 starts against Yakult.

Yakult: The Swallows won their 2nd straight game.  At 11-6-4 with 3 games remaining between the two teams, the Swallows are guaranteed a winning record against the Giants this year. ... Muranaka stopped a personal 4-game losing streak and is now 3-4, including 3-1 in 4 starts against the Giants.  This was also Muranaka's 2nd complete game victory of his career (both coming this season).