July 26th, 2015
Tokyo Swallows 8
Streak: Won 7 Last 5: WWWWW
(Meiji Jingu Stadium)
Tokyo rode three home-runs and an error-prone Chunichi defense to extend their winning streak to seven in this offensive battle.
|W: Yamanaka (4-0-0); L: Wakamatsu (3-2-0); S: Barnette (1-0-26)|
|1||Oshima (CF)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Kamezawa (2B)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Endo (SS)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Luna (1B)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Hirata (RF)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Fujii (LF)||6||Ohbiki (SS)|
|7||Hernandez (3B)||7||Dening (LF)|
|8||Katsura (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Wakamatsu (P)||9||Yamanaka (P)|
|RP||Oguma, Matayoshi, Fukutani||RP||Yamamoto, Ondrusek, Roman, Barnette|
Bottom of the first. Hiyane led off with a double. Kawabata bunted and reached first safely on a Wakamatsu error, putting men on the corners. Yamada pounded a home run to center. 3-0 Tokyo.
Top of the second, one out. Hirata singled and Fujii hit a two-run homer to right. 3-2 Tokyo.
Top of the third, one out. Oshima hit a solo home run to right. 3-3.
Bottom of the third. Kawabata led off with a solo home run. Yamada singled to left. Hatakeyama drove him in with an RBI double. A Yuhei pop fly later, Ohbiki drove Hatake in. 6-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the fourth. Nakamura led off with a solo home run. 7-3 Tokyo.
Top of the fifth. Hernandez singled, got nabbed on his way to second when Katsura singled. Takahashi came in to pinch hit for Wakamatsu and hit a short pop up. Oshima singled putting men on the corners and Kamezawa hit an RBI single. 7-4 Tokyo.
Top of the sixth. Chunichi closed the gap. Luna led off with a double and Hirata hit an RBI double. This got Yamanaka pulled from the mound in favor of Yamamoto. FUjii singled t0 men on the corners. Katsura then grounded into a double play, but brought a run in. 7-6 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eighth. Hatakeyama led off with a single and was replaced by Kawasaki on the basepaths. Yuhei bunted him to second. Ohbiki hit an RBI double. 8-6 Tokyo.
Top of the ninth, one out. Barnette on the mound. Kamezawa and Endo hit to put runners on first and third. Akasaka replaced Luna and hit an RBI grounder to second. 8-7 Tokyo, Final.