Aug 8th 2017, vs. Yokohama

August 8th, 2017


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Tokyo Swallows 8

Streak: Won 1 Last 5: WLLLW

(Meiji Jingu Stadium)

The Swallows overcame the three homers Yokohama hit off of Yamanaka (Tsutsugo 2-run in the first, Tobashira 2-run which was followed by a Miyazaki solo shot in the sixth) with three bigger homers off of Yokohama pitchers. Coco blasted a grandslam off of Kubo in the third to take back the lead. Yamada hit a 2-run shot in the fifth to extend the lead, and after the Baystars had their back-to-back shots in the sixth Rivero hit a 2-run shot to give the bullpen a cushion.

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W: Yamanaka (2-4); L: Kubo (4-2); S: Lueke (2)
 BayStars Swallows
1Masayuki Kuwahara (CF)1Tomotaka Sakaguchi (RF)
2Tatsuhiro Shibata (2B) 2Kotaro Yamasaki (CF)
3Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF)3Wladimir Balentien (LF)
4José Lopez (1B)4Tetsuto Yamada (2B)
5Toshiro Miyazaki (3B)5Carlos Rivero (1B)
6Yasutaka Tobashira (C)6Ryota Fujii (3B)
7Takayuki Kajitani (RF)7Yuhei Nakamura (C)
8Yasutomo Kubo (P)8Nobuyuki Okumura (SS)
9Toshihiko Kuramoto (SS)9Hirofumi Yamanaka (P)
About Kozo Ota

Kozo Ota is a third-generation Swallows fan that grew up on Montreal Expos baseball. (You can read more about that here.) When he's not at Jingu, he works as a freelance translator/interpreter to make enough money to go to Jingu. You can find random posts by Kozo on Google+ and Twitter.