Aug 1st 2014, vs Chunichi

Aug 1st, 2014

Chunichi LogoChunichi Dragons 6

Tokyo Swallows 10

Streak: Won 2   Last 5: LWLWW

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

As with so many big wins, a massive offensive late middle inning put the Birds over the top, continuing a bit of an upswing (by 2014 Tokyo standards).

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 Chunichi Tokyo
1Fujii (CF)1Yamada (2B)
2Araki (2B)2Yachi (SS)
3Hernandez (SS)3Kawabata (3B)
4Wada (LF)4Balentien (LF)
5Morino (1B)5Yuhei (RF)
6Matsui (RF)6Hatakeyama (1B)
7Takahashi (3B)7Iihara (CF)
8Matsui (C)8Nakamura (C)
9Ohno (P)9Ishikawa (P)
RPTakima, Payano, OgawaRPEmura, Akiyoshi, Barnette

The scoring:

Top of the first: Chunichi started early. With one out, Araki singled, Hernandez doubled, and Wada hit a two-run single. 2-0 Chunichi.

Bottom of the first: Tokyo struck right back, although not enough to take the lead. Two outs in, Kawabata singled and Balentien hit an RBI out to the fence. 2-1 Chunichi.

Bottom of the fourth: Tokyo took the lead. With an out on the board, Hatakeyama singled and Iihara hit a two-run homer to left. 3-2 Tokyo.

Bottom of the sixth: Kaboom. Hatake singled out to the fence and was replaced by Noguchi. Iihara singled. Nakamura walked. Bases loaded. Yamada hit an RBI single. The little-heard-from Yachi hit a two-RBI single. Kawabata hit a three-run home run. Balentien doubled and was replaced by Ueda. Yuhei singled; men on the corners. No dice. Two straight outs. 9-2 Tokyo.

Top of the seventh: The Dragons struck back. Takahashi singled and was replaced by Matsui. Fujii and Araki singled, loading the bases. Hernandez hit an RBI single, then Wada knocked in another two RBIs. 9-5 Tokyo.

Bottom of the seventh: Nakamura drilled Payano’s second pitch for a solo round-tripper. 10-5 Tokyo.

Top of the eighth: Tani reached first on an error. Takahashi singled Tani into scoring position. Hirata sac-bunted a run in. 10-6 Tokyo, Final.

Another chance to win a series tomorrow.

Kawabata celebrates with Ishikawa in the 6th

Kawabata celebrates with Ishikawa in the 6th