Yomiuri Giants vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 6-8, 3.04 - Yoshinori Sato (YAK) 6-6, 2.88
Attendance: 25102 | Yakult leads series, 12-6-4 | Time: 4:03
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Fujimura, Daisuke||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|PH||Omura, Saburo||1-for-1, 1 RBI||8: 1B|
|(1B-RF-3B)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G4, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G6, 8: F6|
|(CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: G6, 5: SO, 8: HR, 9: G1|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-2||1: SO, 4: G3|
|1B-C-1B||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-3||6: L4, 8: G6, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-5, 2 R||2: G6, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(C-1B-C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: G5, 5: 2B, 6: F9, 8: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||2-for-5, 1 RBI||2: F9, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 8: F4, 9: 2B|
|(3B-2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||3: F5, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: SO|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Ryal, Rusty||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH||Hashimoto, Itaru||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH-RF||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-0||8: BB|
|Tono, Shun, L||2 0/3||64||13||10||4||1||2||3||0||0||0||0||4||4||3.277|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||0-for-2||1: SO, 2: G5, 4: HBP|
|PR-CF||Miwa, Masayoshi||0-for-1, 1 R||6: SO|
|PH-RF||Balentien, Wladimir||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||2-for-3, 2 R||1: 1B, 3: BB, 4: S1, 6: G5, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G5, 3: HR, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: G6, 8: S1|
|(1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: BB, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 8: 1B (BrO)|
|(RF-CF)||Takeuchi, Shinichi||2-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI||2: F9, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 8: HR|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-3||2: F9, 3: F4, 5: S1, 7: S1, 8: G1|
|(LF)||Iihara, Yasushi||1-for-1, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 7: IBB|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||3-for-4, 3 RBI||2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(P)||Sato, Yoshinori||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G1, 5: F8|
|PH||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-1||7: f2|
|Sato, Yoshinori, W||7||111||29||29||8||0||7||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.861|
|Kyuko, Kentaro, H||1/3||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.820|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Takeuchi flies out to right. Miyamoto flies out to right. Iihara walks. Aikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yoshinori hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Aoki grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Tanaka walks. Kawabata hits a 2-run homer to right. Hatakeyama walks.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Tono.
Takeuchi fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Miyamoto flies out to second. Iihara hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Aikawa hits an RBI single to center, runner to second on throw. Yoshinori grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hoshino on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: S. Takahashi takes over at first; Kamei moves from first to right.
Aoki gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Miwa. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kawabata hits an RBI single to left and gets thrown out trying to advance to second. Hatakeyama flies out to center.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Miwa takes over in center.
Abe hits a double to left. Ramirez flies out to center, runner on third. Furuki hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Ryal, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, strikes out looking. Fujimura hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kamei hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Chono strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Albaladejo on the mound for Yomiuri
Hatakeyama hits an infield single. Takeuchi walks, runners on first and second. Miyamoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Iihara gets an intentional walk, bases loaded. Aikawa hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Whitesell, pinch-hitting for Yoshinori, fouls out to the catcher. Balentien, pinch-hitting for Miwa, strikes out looking.
Top of the 8th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Barnette on the mound for Yakult
Defensive changes: Balentien takes over in right; Takeuchi moves from right to center.
Chono hits a solo homer to center. S. Takahashi grounds out to short. Sakamoto hits a double to left. Abe hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Ramirez flies out to second. Furuki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first.
Pitching change: Matsuoka in for Barnette.
Tani, pinch-hitting for Albaladejo, walks, runners on first and second. Omura, pinch-hitting for Fujimura, hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kyuko in for Matsuoka.
Kamei files out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Takagi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: Kamei moves from right to third; S. Takahashi moves from catcher to first; Abe moves from first to catcher; Furuki moves from third to second; Tani takes over in right.
Tanaka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kawabata. Hatakeyama hits an RBI single to left and gets thrown out trying to advance to second. Takeuchi hits a solo homer to right. Miyamoto grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Lim on the mound for Yakult
Chono grounds out to the pitcher. S. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Sakamoto hits a single to left. Abe hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Terauchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Furuki strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defensive changes: S. Takahashi moves from first to catcher; Abe moves from catcher to first.
Takeuchi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Miyamoto. Iihara walks, runners on first and second. Aikawa strikes out looking. Yoshinori flies out to center.
Top of the 7th
Yoshinori on the mound for Yakult
Ramirez hits a single to right. Furuki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hashimoto, pinch-hitting for Ochi, strikes out swinging. Fujimura strikes out swinging. Kamei grounds out to short.
Umpire Kenjiro Mori worked his1,500th career game. He is the 12th active ump to reach the milestone.
Yomiuri: The Giants lost their 2nd straight game and now have 50 losses this year. ... Tono took the loss and dropped to 6-9, including 2-2 in 7 games (6 starts) against Yakult. His 4-game winning streak also came to an end -- he was 4-0 in 9 games (5 starts) in between losses. ... S. Takahashi spent time behind the plate for the first time since 8/25/2009.
Yakult: The Swallows won their 3rd game in a row and now have 50 victories this season. ... Yoshinori stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 7-6, including 2-2 in 5 starts against the Giants.