Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Potential Starters: Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (YAK) 6-7, 4.87 - Kentaro Takasaki (YOK) 4-10, 3.02
Attendance: 11194 | Yakult leads series, 10-2-3 | Time: 3:17
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||2-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: E3, 6: G5, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: S1, 6: BB, 9: S1|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 6: F7, 9: E6|
|(1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||1-for-3, 3 RBI||2: SO, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F8, 9: S8|
|(LF-RF)||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-5, 1 RBI||2: SO, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: G2|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||0-for-4||2: G4, 3: G4, 5: F8, 7: G3|
|(RF)||Balentien, Wladimir||0-for-2, 1 R||3: BB, 4: G5, 5: G5|
|LF||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||1-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: f9, 6: BB, 8: DP|
|(P)||Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi||0-for-1||3: S1, 4: F9, 6: S1|
|PH||Whitesell, Josh||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi, W||5 2/3||98||25||23||7||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||3||2||4.776|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, H||1 1/3||22||5||4||0||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.020|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3, 1 R||1: F5, 3: G4, 6: BB, 7: F7|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-2, 1 R||1: BB (CS), 4: G5, 6: 1B, 7: BB|
|(2B)||Fujita, Kazuya||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: SO, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F6, 8: F6|
|(1B)||Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo||0-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: G4|
|(CF)||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||2-for-4||2: F7, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: f2|
|(RF)||Naito, Yuta||1-for-4, 1 RBI||3: G4, 5: G5, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(C)||Kurobane, Toshiki||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: G6|
|PH||Harper, Brett||0-for-1||6: SO|
|C||Hosoyamada, Takeshi||0-for-1||9: G6|
|PH||Kita, Atsushi||1-for-1||3: 1B|
|PH||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-1||5: G4|
|PH||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-1||9: F8|
|Takasaki, Kentaro, L||3||64||15||13||5||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||5||5||3.279|
Top of the 3rd - 5 runs, 5 hits
Takasaki on the mound for Yokohama
Balentien walks. Aikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Masubuchi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Aoki hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kawabata hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Hatakeyama hits a 2-run infield single, runner on first. Takeuchi flies out to second. Miyamoto grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Fukuyama on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Tanaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kawabata hits an RBI single to center, runner to second. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Hatakeyama walks, runners on first and third. Takeuchi hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Miyamoto flies out to center. Balentien grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Shimozono walks. Ishikawa hits a single to center and runners advance to second and third on a fielding error (E8). Fujita hits a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Murata flies out to short. Tsutsugo grounds out to second, runner on first. Kinjo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Naito hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Oshimoto in for Masubuchi.
Harper, pinch-hitting for Kurobane, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
S. Ohara on the mound for Yokohama
Aoki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Kawabata reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Fujie in for S. Ohara.
K. Kawashima enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kawabata.
Hatakeyama hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Takeuchi grounds out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 5th
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Kinjo hits a single to right. Naito grounds out to third, runner on second. Kurobane grounds out to short. Sledge, pinch-hitting for Fukuyama, grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Brandon on the mound for Yokohama
Aikawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Masubuchi. Aoki grounds out to third. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Kawabata flies out to left.
Yakult: Against the Bay Stars, the Swallows are now 4-0-2 since their last loss on 6/26. They are also 5-0-1 at Yokohama Stadium so far this season. ... Masubuchi got the win and evened his record to 7-7. He's also now 3-1 in 4 starts against Yokohama.
Yokohama: Takasaki took the loss and dropped to 4-11, including 0-4 in 5 starts against the Swallows. He's also 0-4 in 6 starts since his last victory on 7/26 (vs Yomiuri) and 0-6 in his last 8 starts at Yokohama Stadium.