Jun 7th 2015, vs. Chiba

June 7th, 2015

Chiba lotteChiba Lotte Marines 4

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)

 Chiba Tokyo
1Kiyota (RF)1Yamada (2B)
2Nakamura (CF)2Ueda (CF)
3Kakunaka (LF)3Kawabata (3B)
4Imae (3B)4Yuhei (RF)
5Cruz (2B)5Hatakeyama (1B)
6Nemoto (1B)6Dening (LF)
7Suzuki (SS)7Imanami (SS)
8Tamura (C)8Nakamura (C)
9Ohmine (P)9Ogawa (P)
RPIto, Carlos, MasudaRPAkiyoshi, Ondrusek, Roman, Barnette

The scoring:

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.