Jul 5th 2015, @ Hiroshima

July 5th, 2015

Tokyo Swallows 2Hiroshima Carp logo clean

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.

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W: Nomura (4-5-0); L: Arakaki (2-7-0); S: Nozaki (0-4-10)

 Tokyo Hiroshima
1Yamada (2B)1Maru (CF)
2Ueda (CF)2Kikuchi (2B)
3Kawabata (3B)3Schierholtz (RF)
4Hatakeyama (1B)4Arai (1B)
5Dening (LF)5Eldred (LF)
6Yuhei (RF)6Soyogi (3B)
7Ohbiki (SS)7Tanaka (SS)
8Nakamura (C)8Aizawa (C)
9Arakaki (P)9Nomura (P)
RPYamamoto, Tokuyama, AkiyoshiRPOhsera, Nakazaki

The scoring:

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.