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[8/20/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Tsuyoshi Wada, Koji Uehara

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 7:47 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/19 HOU 7
NYY 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .276
Batted ninth. 1B9, Ks, F8, G4. Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/19 KCR 7
COL 4
RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .267
Batted lead-off. G2, G5, BB-CS[5] (challenged, overturned), BB-R[54]. Made a nice grab in the bottom of the 2nd. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/19 TOR 1
MIL 6
2B 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .270
Batted eighth. G1 one RBI[9], G3. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/19 COR 2
MRO 15
2B 4 0 0 1 1 1   .275
Batted eighth. Ks, G5, G6, BB one RBI[27], L6.
Gosuke Kato NYY 8/19 CRD 8
CAP 7
2B 1 1 1 1 4 0   .236
Batted ninth. BB-R[53], 1B9 one RBI[36], BB, BB, BB.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/19 SEA 5
PHI 2
96-74 28 8.0 4 0 0 0 11 0 2.57
Started the game. Left after eight innings with Seattle up 5-0. Recorded the win. (W, 12-6). Went 0-for-3 at the plate: G4, Kl, K (foul tip). Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/19 SFG 0
CHC 2
79-56 21 5.0 6 0 0 0 3 0 2.75
Started the game. Recorded a rain-shortened shutout victory. (W, 3-1). Went 0-for-0 at the plate: SH1. Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014, MLB.com Highlight
Koji Uehara BOS 8/19 LAA 4
BOS 3
15-11 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.53
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the score tied at three. Gave up the tie-breaking run on back-to-back doubles with two out. Took the loss. (L, 5-3). Nikkan Sports 8/20/2014, Sponichi 8/20/2014

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[8/19/2014] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 4:06 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/18 KCR 6
MIN 4
RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268
Batted lead-off. G6, bG5, G4, G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014, Sponichi 8/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/18 LAA 4
BOS 2
33-19 7 1.0 1 2 0 2 2 0 3.14
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston down 2-1. Committed two errors (fielding and throwing) that led to two unearned runs. (WP 1, IBB 1). Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014, Sponichi 8/19/2014, Sponichi 8/19/2014

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Tiara Cup Sendai Tournament Champion: West Flora [August 16,17,18]

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:30 am, under Women's Baseball
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Tiara Cup Sendai Tournament

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August 16 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
West Flora 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 1
East Astraia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2

W: Minako Uemura (9 G, 5-1)
Sv: Mika Konishi (8 G, 3-0, 3 Sv)
L: Nagisa (14, 5-4)

Hero Interview
Mika Konishi = 2.0 IP, 16 NP, 6 BF, 0 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 R / 1-for-2: BB, F7, 3B9 two RBI, HBP

Time: 1:54
Attendance: 532

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 16 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 13:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 4 1 0 1 1 0 3 10 14 2
North Reia 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 8 0

W: Ayumi Kawaguchi (12 G, 2-3)
L: Yuki Izumi (12 G, 3-5)

Hero Interview
Hikaru Kawasaki = 3-for-4: 1B7, 1B9, Ks, BB, 3B8/9 two RBI
Ayumi Kawaguchi = 6.0 IP, 77 NP, 24 BF, 3 H, 1 SO, 1 BB

Time: 2:05
Attendance: 709

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 17 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 11:00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
North Reia 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 9 1
East Astraia 0 0 0 0 0 4 X 4 7 2

W: Nagisa (15 G, 6-4)
L: Ayami Sato (17 G, 6-6, 1 Sv)

Hero Interview
Miku Kayano = 1-for-3: F8, G6, 1B7 two RBI

Time: 1:40
Attendance: 587

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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August 17 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 13:30

Canceled due to rain.

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August 18 - Sendai Municipal Baseball Stadium - 18:30

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South Dione 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
West Flora 1 0 0 1 0 0 X 2 4 1

W: Minami Yano (11 G, 10-1)
L: Mika Miyahara (10 G, 1-4)

Hero Interview
Chiaki Shioya = 1-for-2: G5, 1B7 one RBI
Minami Yano = 7.0 IP, 84 NP, 26 BF, 2 H, 5 SO, 0 BB, 0 R

Time: 1:20
Attendance: 261

Box Score, YouTube, Highlights

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Second-Half Standings

East

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 North Reia 8 4 4 0 .500 -
2 East Astraia 8 3 5 0 .375 1.0

West

  Team G W L T WPCT GB
1 West Flora 8 7 1 0 .875 -
2 South Dione 8 22 6 0 .250 5.0

Tiara Cup Second-Half Standings

Team G W L T WPCT WF EA SD NR
West Flora 2 2 0 0 1.000 - 1-0 1-0 0-0
East Astraia 2 1 1 0 .500 0-1 - 0-0 1-0
South Dione 2 1 1 0 .500 0-1 0-0 - 1-0
North Reia 2 0 2 0 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 -

[8/18/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Aug.18, 2014 @ 4:51 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/17 NYY 4
TBR 2
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 8th. Made a nice running catch in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/17 KCR 12
MIN 6
RF 5 1 1 2 0 0 4 .271
Batted lead-off. G1, 1B8 two RBI[29,30]-SB[15] (second base)-R[53], Fo2, F6, L8. Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/17 TOR 5
CWS 7
2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .279
Batted seventh. G4f, Kl, G6(DP). Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/17 MRO 1
SPR 5
DH 3 0 0 0 0 1   .280
Batted eighth. G5, F9, Ks.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/17 ROM 4
CRD 5
DH 3 0 0 0 1 2   .234
Batted eighth. Kl, BB, Ks, F6.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 8/17 NYY 4
TBR 2
97-64 25 6.2 4 2 2 1 1 0 3.97
Started the game. Left in the 7th with runners on first and third, two out, and New York up 3-2. Got the win. (W, 8-8). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Toru Murata CHC 8/17 COL 2
TOL 9
102-62 27 4.2 10 9 9 2 4 2 5.91
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 5th with a runner on first, two out, and Columbus down 8-2. Took the loss. (L, 2-3). (HBP 2). Sponichi 8/18/2014

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[8/17/2014] Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 4:34 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/16 NYY 3
TBR 2
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Entered the game as a defensive replacement in right in the bottom of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/16 KCR 1
MIN 4
RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .272
Batted lead-off. G3, 2B9[16]-SB[14] (third base)-R[52] (E2t), 1B6, F9. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/16 TOR 6
CWS 3
PH-2B 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Steve Tolleson in the top of the 7th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. 1B4-R[23], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/16 MRO 3
SPR 6
2B 3 0 2 0 1 0   .284
Batted eighth. G6, 1B7, 1B9, BB-CS[3] (second base).
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/16 ROM 2
CRD 7
2B 2 1 1 0 2 1   .236
Batted seventh. BB, 1B9-R[], BB, Kl

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 8/16 HOU 7
BOS 10
26-18 6 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1.40
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 10-6. Surrendered a two-out solo home run to Jason Castro. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014, MLB.com Final Out
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/16 CHC 3
NYM 7
8-3 3 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.70
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with the bases loaded, one out, and Chicago down 4-1. Allowed all three inherited runners to score on a SF8/E8f and a G3. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014, Sponichi 8/17/2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 8/16
Gm 1
BIN 2
REA 1
69-43 21 6.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 1.50
Started the game. Left after six with Binghamton up 2-1. Got the win. (W, 1-0). (WP 1). Went 0-for-1 at the plate: Kl, BB. Nikkan Sports 8/17/2014

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[8/16/2014] Tokushima Mixed Team takes NPB Girls Tournament 2014

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 3:36 am, under Women's Baseball
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The 2014 NPB Girls Tournament took place between August 12 and 16 at six different venues in Tokyo.  Thirty-six teams from thirty-five prefectural and city governments, made up of between ten and thirty elementary school-aged girls, competed in the tournament this year (up six from last year).  A mixed team from Tokushima beat the Fukushima East Angels 3-2 in the finals game on Saturday.

Additional information about the tournament can be found at the official NPB site.

[8/16/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 6:40 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/15 KCR 6
MIN 5
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .269
Batted lead-off. G4, Ks, F7, G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/15 TOR 5
CWS 11
2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .275
Batted ninth. 1B8-R[22], 1B3, Ks, G3. Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/15 ROM 7
CRD 4
2B 3 0 1 0 1 1   .234
Batted seventh. BB, Kl, 1B8, G3.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 8/15 HOU 5
BOS 3
7-6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.27
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the score tied at three. Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/15 HOU 5
BOS 3
10-7 3 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.20
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the bases loaded, one out, and the game tied at three. Allowed two inherited runners to score on a two-out ground-round double to Jake Marisnick. Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014, Sponichi 8/16/2014

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[8/15/2014] Wake Rubber Baseball Club takes 34th All-Japan Rubber Baseball McDonald’s Tournament

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:26 am, under Other
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The 34th All-Japan Rubber Baseball Tournament took place between August 9 and 14 at six different venues in Tokyo.  Fifty-one teams (for elementary school-aged children) participated in the tournament this year.  The Wake Rubber Baseball Club beat the Neagari Gakudo Baseball Club in the finals game on Thursday, 4-1.

Additional information about the tournament can be found at the official tournament site and at Tokyo Shimbun.

[8/15/2014] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Aug.15, 2014 @ 3:40 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/14 OAK 3
KCR 7
RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .272
Batted lead-off. G3, Ks, G3 (DP), 3B9 two RBI[27,28]-R[51]. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. The two RBIs he recorded gave him 500 over his NPB (385) + MLB (115) career. Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/14 ROM 3
CRD 2
2B 2 0 1 0 2 0   .233
Batted seventh. G1, BB, 1B8, BB.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/14 HOU 4
BOS 9
21-11 4 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.24
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston up 8-4. Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/14 MIL 6
CHC 2
19-12 6 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 3.00
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Chicago down 5-2. Gave up a two-out solo home run to Mark Reynolds. Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

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[8/14/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Tsuyoshi Wada, Yu Darvish

by on Aug.14, 2014 @ 5:41 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/13 NYY 3
BAL 5
RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Entered the game on defense in right in the bottom of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/13 OAK 0
KCR 3
RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .273
Batted lead-off. 1B7, 1B9-R[50], SH1, G3. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/13 TOR 0
SEA 2
2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .270
Batted seventh. G4, K (foul tip), BB, 1B4 (challenged, upheld). Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/13 MRO 4
TUL 9
DH 5 0 0 0 0 2   .278
Batted fifth. G6f, Ks, G5, G5f, Ks.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/13 HIC 9
CRD 13
2B 3 3 1 1 2 0   .232
Batted eighth. G4, 2B7[18] one RBI[35]-R[49], BB-R[50], BB-R[51], F7.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8/13 TOR 0
SEA 2
101-61 26 6.2 5 0 0 1 5 0 2.72
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and Seattle up 2-0. He picked up the win. (W, 11-6). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 8/13 MIL 2
CHC 4
97-67 25 6.2 5 2 2 1 5 2 3.15
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th after giving up back-to-back, two-out home runs and the Cubs up 4-2. He got the win. (W, 2-1). He went 0-for-2 at the plate: F8, F8. Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014, MLB.com Highlights, MLB.com Post-Game Interview
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/13 BOS 5
CIN 4
17-10 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.31
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 5-4. (H, 14). Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014

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