June 7th, 2015
Tokyo Swallows 8
Streak: Won 2 Last 5: WLLWW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Yamada hit two home runs and Dening contributed a grand slam to give Tokyo a win despite an aborted ninth-inning rally by the Marines.
|W: Ondrusek (3-0-0); L: Carlos (1-3-0)|
|1||Kiyota (RF)||1||Yamada (2B)|
|2||Nakamura (CF)||2||Ueda (CF)|
|3||Kakunaka (LF)||3||Kawabata (3B)|
|4||Imae (3B)||4||Yuhei (RF)|
|5||Cruz (2B)||5||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|6||Nemoto (1B)||6||Dening (LF)|
|7||Suzuki (SS)||7||Imanami (SS)|
|8||Tamura (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Ohmine (P)||9||Ogawa (P)|
|RP||Ito, Carlos, Masuda||RP||Akiyoshi, Ondrusek, Roman, Barnette|
Bottom of the first. Yamada led off with a solo home run. 1-0 Tokyo.
Top of the fourth. Nakamura and Kakunaka singled to put runners on first and second. Cruz pulled off a successful hit-and-run and Nemoto hit an RBI sac-fly. 2-1 Chiba.
Top of the fifth. Tamura singled and advanced on an Ohmine sac-bunt. Kiyota drove him to third with a high-bouncing single. A Nakamura hit-and-run moved Kiyota over, and a Kakunaka walk filled the bases. Imae lined out to end the side, but not before driving in a run. 3-1 Chiba.
Bottom of the fifth. Nakamura and Morioka singled, then both advanced on a Yamada ground-out. Ueda hit a bouncer to second, allowing Nakamura to score. 3-2 Chiba.
Bottom of the seventh. Carlos took the mound for the visitors and Yamada welcomed him to the game with a solo home run to dead center. Ueda followed that by bunting safely. Kawabata singled and both runners advanced on a Yuhei ground-out. Hatakeyama then walked to fill the bases. This brought up Dening, who built on yesterday’s success with a grand slam. 7-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eight. Hiyane hit and moved to third on Yamada’s hit-and-run, which put men on the corners. An Ueda sac-fly drove Hiyane in. 8-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the ninth. Barnette gave us a bit of a scare. Kiyota singled, Nakamura walked, and a Kawabata fielding error allowed Kakunaka to fill the bases. Imae grounded in a run, but Tony wrapped things up. 8-4 Tokyo, Final.