April 20th, 2013
Hanshin Tigers 1
Streak: Lost 4 Last 5: WLLLL
Tokyo’s losing streak grew to four games as they dropped a full game into last place despite Ishikawa managing to hold Hanshin to one run on six hits and no walks vs. five strike-outs over seven innings and 86 pitches.
|W: Kojima (1-0, 0.00); L: Ishikawa (1-2, 1.67); S: Kubo (2-0-2, 0.82)|
|1||Milledge (LF)||1||Nishioka (2B)|
|2||Kawashima (SS)||2||Yamato (CF)|
|3||Miyamoto (3B)||3||Toritani (SS)|
|4||Balentien (RF)||4||Murton (LF)|
|5||Hatakeyama (1B)||5||Fukudome (RF)|
|6||Iihara (CF)||6||Arai T. (1B)|
|7||Tanaka H. (2B)||7||Arai R. (3B)|
|8||Tanaka M. (C)||8||Komiyama (C)|
|9||Ishikawa (P)||9||Kojima (P)|
The lone run of the game came early – after starting off with a K of Nishioka, Ishikawa gave up a single to Yamato, then an RBI double to Toritani. Seven and a half more innings followed, but the score was set: 1-0 Hanshin, Final.
Masato Furuno threw a nine-pitch 1-2-3 eighth inning with a strike-out in his second appearance of the season, but the Swallows forgot to bring their bats to the park. Balentien and Kawashima each had one hit and Kojima walked Milledge and Hiroyasu Tanaka twice each.