July 5th, 2015
Hiroshima Carp 2
Streak: Lost 2 Last 5: WWWLL
(Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium Hiroshima)
A third inning chain of mishaps by Arakaki led to an offensive Carp explosion from which the Swallows were unable to recover. Ugly end to an abbreviated series.
|W: Nomura (4-5-0); L: Arakaki (2-7-0); S: Nozaki (0-4-10)|
|1||Yamada (2B)||1||Maru (CF)|
|2||Ueda (CF)||2||Kikuchi (2B)|
|3||Kawabata (3B)||3||Schierholtz (RF)|
|4||Hatakeyama (1B)||4||Arai (1B)|
|5||Dening (LF)||5||Eldred (LF)|
|6||Yuhei (RF)||6||Soyogi (3B)|
|7||Ohbiki (SS)||7||Tanaka (SS)|
|8||Nakamura (C)||8||Aizawa (C)|
|9||Arakaki (P)||9||Nomura (P)|
|RP||Yamamoto, Tokuyama, Akiyoshi||RP||Ohsera, Nakazaki|
Bottom of the third, two outs. Maru walked and Kikuchi singled to put men on the corners. Schierholtz doubled in a run. Arai topped that by driving in two runs with a single. Eldred topped this off with a two-run home run to left. Finally, Arakaki managed to strike Soyogi out to end the inning. 5-0 Hiroshima.
Top of the sixth. Takeuchi replaced Yamamoto. Yamada hit a solo homer to left to put Tokyo on the board. 5-1 Hiroshima.
Top of the seventh. Hatakeyama singled. Two outs later, Ohbiki hit an RBI double. 5-2 Hiroshima, Final.