August 6th, 2015
Yomiuri Giants 3
Tokyo Swallows 5
Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WWLLW
|W: Ishikawa (7-7-0); L: Sugano (8-7-0); S: Barnette (1-0-28)|
Ishikawa evened up his record for the season in a typical, nail-biting outing. A two-run home run by Dening put the Swallows ahead for the win.
|1||Tateoka (CF)||1||Hiyane (CF)|
|2||Kataoka (2B)||2||Kawabata (3B)|
|3||Sakamoto (SS)||3||Yamada (2B)|
|4||Chono (RF)||4||Hatakeyama (1B)|
|5||Murata (1B)||5||Yuhei (RF)|
|6||Ibata (3B)||6||Ohbiki (SS)|
|7||Hashimoto (LF)||7||Dening (LF)|
|8||Kobayashi (C)||8||Nakamura (C)|
|9||Sugano (P)||9||Ishikawa (P)|
|RP||Tone, Hasegawa, Takagi||RP||Akiyoshi, Ondrusek, Barnette|
Bottom of the first. Hiyane and Kawabata led off with hits to put men on the corners. Yamada popped out, then Hatakeyama hit an RBI double to center. 1-0 Tokyo.
Bottom of the second. Nakamura hit a deep double and was moved to third by Ishikawa. Hiyane walked to put runners on first and third. Kawabata then hit an RBI double. 2-0 Tokyo.
Top of the fifth. An Ibata double and a Sugano triple gave the Giants their first run of the game. 2-1 Tokyo.
Top of the sixth. Sakamoto and Chono hit back-to-back solo home runs. 3-2 Yomiuri.
Bottom of the sixth. Ohbiki walked and scored on a two-run homer by Dening. 4-3 Tokyo.
Bottom of the eighth. Dening singled and was replaced by Miwa on the basepaths. Nakamura sac-bunted Miwa to second. Tanaka drove him home. 5-3 Tokyo, Final.