Aug 30th 2016, @ Yomiuri

August 30th, 2016

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Yomiuri Giants 5

Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WWWWL

(Fukui, Japan)

The Swallows five game winning came to an end at the hands of the hated ones.

W: Sugano L: Sugiura S: Sawamura

 Tokyo Yomiuri
1Sakaguchi (CF)1Chono (RF)
2Miwa (RF)2Shigenobu (CF)
3Yamada (2B)3Sakamoto (SS)
4Balentien (LF)4Abe (1B)
5Imanami (3B)5Murata (3B)
6Ugumori (1B)6Garrett (LF)
7Nishiura (SS)7Cruz (2B)
8Nakamura (C)8Kobayashi (C)
9Sugiura (SP)9Sugano (SP)

The starters for this game were Sugano for the Gomiuri, Sugiura for the Swallows.

First inning: Sakamoto hit a sacrifice fly to score a run and Murata followed suit with an RBI single. 2-0 Gomiuri

Third inning: the Swallows made things interesting by tying up the game, courtesy of a single to left with the bases loaded by Yamada.

Unfortunately, the Gomiuri quickly responded in the home half of the inning on another RBI hit by Murata. 4-2 Gomiuri

Fifth inning: the Giants capped off the scoring on another run scoring play by Sakamoto. Nobody else scored for the rest of this game. 5-2 Gomiuri final

Sugiura struggled in his short three inning start but the bullpen did a great job, limiting the Gomiuri to only a single run in five innings of work.

The series moves from Fukui to Toyama on Wednesday night, Taguchi starting for the hated ones, Ryan Ogawa for the birds.