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Tokyo Yakult Swallows 2 – Yomiuri Giants 4 (October 3, 2013)

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Yakult Swallows vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Starters: Yagi, Ryosuke (YAK) 5-12, 4.37 - Houlton, Dennis (YOM) 8-4, 3.74

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

Attendance: 40911 | Time: 3h1m | Yomiuri leads series, 13-9-1

Yakult Swallows

Hitters (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(2B) Yamada, Tetsuto .281 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1B (7)   F7   Ks     Ks  
(CF) Ueda, Tsuyoshi .258 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F3   F9   G5     G3  
(3B) Kawabata, Shingo .306 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 BB     BB   G1   BB  
(1B) Matsumoto, Yuichi .325 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ks     Fo3   G6   1B (8)  
(RF) Iihara, Yasushi .280 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   E4   1B (7)   G6      
PH Balentien, Wladimir .331 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0               Ks  
RF Miwa, Masayoshi .297 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(LF) Matsui, Jun .300 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   F9   1B (9)     Ks    
PH Tanaka, Hiroyasu .224 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0                 Ks
(SS) Morioka, Ryosuke .247 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   F7   Ks     G4    
PH Hiyane, Wataru .250 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0                 Ks
(C) Nakamura, Yuhei .240 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   G4   1B (8)     1B (8)   G6
(P) Yagi, Ryosuke .071 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0     Ks   Kl        
P Roman, Orlando .077 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
PH Miyamoto, Shinya .272 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0             G4    
P Kyuko, Kentaro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Oshimoto, Takehiko .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .254 32 2 6 2 10 3 0 1 0 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
L Yagi, Ryosuke 26 5 13 0 5.2 96 27 21 6 1 5 4 0 2 0 0 4 4 4.441
  Roman, Orlando 29 3 5 1 0.1 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.378
  Kyuko, Kentaro 37 2 1 0 1.0 8 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.793
  Oshimoto, Takehiko 26 2 4 0 1.0 11 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.935
            8.0 121 36 30 8 1 6 4 0 2 0 0 4 4  

Yomiuri Giants

Hitters (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF/RF) Chono, Hisayoshi .280 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 BB   1B (9) L4   1B (9)      
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki .222 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 SH1   SH2   F9 G3      
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke .298 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1B (9)   G1   BB   Ks    
C Kawano, Genki .063 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(3B) Murata, Shuichi .319 3 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 BB   1B (7)   HR (7)   G6    
P Nishimura, Kentaro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
3B Fujimura, Daisuke .191 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(LF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu .302 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 F8   F8   G4        
P Mathieson, Scott .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Sawamura, Hirokazu .026 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
PH/CF/LF Suzuki, Takahiro .227 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0             F9    
(1B) Lopez, Jose .303 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ks     F7          
PH/LF Yano, Kenji .287 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         G1     1B (8)  
PR/CF Hashimoto, Itaru .233 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato .269 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   Kl   2B (7)   F8   F9  
(RF/1B) Bowker, John .259 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   L1   Ks   Kl   Fo5  
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(P) Houlton, Dennis .065 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   Ks   BB          
RF/3B/1B Kamei, Yoshiyuki .254 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           1B (4)   G4  
    .262 30 4 8 4 6 4 2 0 1 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
W Houlton, Dennis 18 9 4 0 5.0 87 20 18 4 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.733
H Mathieson, Scott 63 2 2 0 1.0 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.033
H Sawamura, Hirokazu 32 4 10 0 1.0 23 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.160
H Nishimura, Kentaro 71 4 3 42 1.0 20 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.130
S Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 64 4 3 6 1.0 15 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.215
            9.0 161 35 32 6 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 2 2  

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Notes

General: Y. Takahashi presented Furuki with flowers before the start of the game.  A retirement ceremony for Furuki was also held after the game.  He was tossed into the air five times and then one time, for his uniform number fifty-one.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2013, Sponichi 10/3/2013

Yakult: The Swallows fell twenty-five games under .500. ... Yagi is 0-5 in six starts since his last win on August 21 (vs Yomiuri).  He is 1-4 in seven starts against the Giants this year. ... Yuichi made the starting line-up at clean-up for the first time since June 18, 2008 (vs Softbank).

Yomiuri: The Giants stopped a two-game losing streak at Tokyo Dome. ... Houlton is 5-0 in five starts since his last loss on August 23 (vs Yokohama).  He is 3-1 in four starts against the Swallows this season. ... Mathieson recorded his forty-second hold point and tied teammate Yamaguchi for the CL lead. ... Chono extended his hitting streak to five games. ... Murata reached the twenty-five home run mark for the first time in three years.