Tokyo Yakult Swallows vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Possible Starters: Kyohei Muranaka (YAK) 10-7, 3.88 - Shinji Iwata (CHU) 5-5, 2.74
Attendance: 23264 | Chunichi leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:39
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(LF)||Milledge, Lastings||0-for-4||1: BB, 2: F7, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||0-for-4||1: S2, 3: F9, 5: G6, 7: G1, 9: G3|
|(1B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||1-for-4||1: F7, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|CF||Ueda, Tsuyoshi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(RF)||Balentien, Wladimir||1-for-1||1: BB, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: BB|
|(SS)||Kawabata, Shingo||0-for-3||1: F9, 3: G1, 5: G6, 7: IBB|
|(3B)||Miyamoto, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 6: SO, 7: G6|
|(CF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||1-for-4||2: G6, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(C)||Aikawa, Ryoji||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 8: G5|
|(P)||Muranaka, Kyohei||0-for-1||2: S1, 4: G4, 6: BB|
|1B||Takeuchi, Shinichi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Oshimoto, Takehiko, H||2/3||6||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Yamamoto, Tetsuya, L||0/3||5||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||*|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-1||1: SE, 3: G5, 6: BB, 8: S1|
|(SS)||Ibata, Hirokazu||2-for-3, 1 R||1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3, 1 R||1: DP, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: L5, 8: HR|
|(RF)||Hirata, Ryosuke||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F6, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: G4, 7: F6, 8: F7|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-4||2: G6, 5: G1, 7: G6, 8: F8|
|PH||Matsui, Yusuke||0-for-1||3: F9|
|PH||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-1||5: G6|
|PH||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-1||7: L6|
|Asao, Takuya, W||2||25||6||6||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
2nd inning: Miyamoto hits a single to center; Fukuchi grounds out to short, runner on second; Miyamoto steals third; Aikawa hits an RBI single to right; Muranaka hits a sac bunt, runner on second; Milledge flies out to left.
8th inning: Oshima hits a single to right; Araki hits a sac bunt, runner on second; T. Yamamoto relieves Akagawa; Ibata walks, runners on first and second; Barnette relieves T. Yamamoto; Wada walks, bases loaded; Blanco hits a grand slam to left; Hirata hits a single to center; Morino flies out to left; Tanishige flies out to center.
Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)
Yakult: runners on first and second with two out in the top of the 1st; runner on second with two out in the top of the 4th; runners on first and second with two out in the top of the 5th; runners on first and second with two out in the top of the 6th; runners on first and second with two out in the top of the 7th;
Chunichi: runners on first and third with no out in the bottom of the 1st; runner on second with two out in the bottom of the 3rd; runners on second and third with two out in the bottom of the 4th; runners on first and second and no out in the bottom of the 6th;
Doala failed to turn a back-flip (with a twist) after the 7th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/15/2012
HR: CHU: Blanco (1, bases loaded, off Barnette).
Game Hero: Tony Blanco.
Yakult: The Swallows failed to the make the Final Stage for the second time since 2009. ... T. Yamamoto took the loss in relief. ... Barnette gave up the first grand slam of his NPB career.
Chunichi: The Dragons will be competing in the Final Stage for the sixth straight year. ... M. Yamamoto started the game. At forty-seven years and two months, he broke his own CS record for oldest pitcher to start a game (previous record of forty-five years and two months was set in 2010). Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2012 ... Asao got the win in relief. ... Tanishige has not collected a hit in fifty-seven trips to the plate. ... Blanco collected his fourth Climax Series home run.