Aug 15th 2014, @ Chunichi

August 15th, 2014 

Tokyo Swallows 6Chunichi Logo

Chunichi Dragons 2

Streak: Won 1  Last 5: LLWLW

(Nagoya Dome)

The Nagoya Dome is a kind host to the Swallows – they swept the Dragons on their last visit to the land of red miso. (Of course, they got swept on the trip before that.)

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W: Ishikawa (9-7); L: Ohno (6-7)

 Tokyo Chunichi
1Yamada (2B)1Oshima (CF)
2Yachi (SS)2Araki (2B)
3Kawabata (3B)3Fujii (LF)
4Balentien (LF)4Luna (3B)
5Yuhei (RF)5Morino (1B)
6Hatakeyama (1B)6Hirata (RF)
7Iihara (CF)7Hernandez (SS)
8Nakamura (C)8Tanishige (C)
9Ishikawa (P)9Oshima (P)
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The scoring:

Top of the third: Iihara and Nakamura notched back-to-back hits on a long and a short AB (seven pitches to Iihara, one to Nakamura). Ishikawa contributed a sac-bunt and Yamada hit an RBI single. Yachi brought Nakamura home on a sac fly. 2-0 Tokyo.

Top of the fourth: Balentien doubled, Yuhei walked, and Hatakeyama. . . struck out on a foul tip. Never fear, though. Iihara continued his solid day with a two-run double. 4-0 Tokyo.

Bottom of the sixth: Araki led off with a single. Two outs later, Morino singled, too. Hirata hit a double out to the right field fence, driving in two runs. 4-2 Tokyo.

Top of the eighth: Yamada singled, Yachi then attempted a hit-and-run, but instead grounded into a double play. Kawabata then walked and Balentien smacked a two-run homer. 6-2 Tokyo, Final.

More Dragon-slaying tomorrow.

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