Yomiuri Giants vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu
Closed practice game
Yuki Koyama started the game and gave up three runs on eight hits over four innings of work. Mizuki Tsuchida (two innings), Scott Mathieson (one inning), Hirokazu Sawamura (one inning, no runs, no hits, one walk, topped out at 148km/h), and Shoki Kasahara (one inning) made appearances in relief.
The offense scored nine runs on fifteen hits. Yasuyuki Kataoka batted lead-off and went 4-for-6 with five RBI. Masaki Sakaguchi tied the game at three in the top of the 5th with a pinch-hit two-run home run.
Yoshihisa Naruse started the game. Logan Ondrusek, Ryo Akiyoshi, Shingo Takeshita, and Tony Barnette followed in relief.
Tony Barnette entered the game in the 9th and gave up two runs on three hits.
Yuhei Takai got the start in right and batted clean-up. He recorded three hits and two RBI, including a two-run home run in the bottom of the 3rd that gave Yakult a 3-0 lead.