Japan vs United States. Second semi-final game

Ryosuke Hirata touched them all and Yu Darvish had an impressive outing as the
JAPAN JAPAN topped the UNITED STATES USA by a score of 4 to 1 at Yankee
Stadium.

JAPAN took the lead for keeps in the 2nd inning when they tallied 2 runs on 3
hits.  That early scoring was all that Darvish(2-0) needed.  UNITED STATES
was out-hit by JAPAN, 9 hits to 2.

Darvish got relief help from Yoshihisa Hirano who gained credit for his 2nd
save.  Danny Duffy(0-1) suffered the loss.  Despite the loss, he struckout 7
JAPAN batters in 4 and 2/3 innings.


BOXSCORE: 2016 JAPAN JAPAN At 2016 UNITED STATES USA                4/10/2016

  JAPAN              AB  R  H RBI AVG     USA                AB  R  H RBI AVG
  H.Sakamoto SS       5  0  0  0 .167     M.Carpenter DH      4  0  0  0 .190  
  S.Akiyama CF        5  0  1  0 .258     D.Murphy 2B         3  0  1  0 .500  
  S.Nakata LF         4  1  1  1 .185     P.Goldschmidt 1B    4  0  0  0 .227  
  S.Uchikawa DH       3  1  0  0 .429     N.Arenado 3B        4  0  0  0 .200  
  R.Hirata RF         4  2  2  1 .280     G.Stanton RF        2  0  0  0 .179  
  D.Lee 1B            3  0  1  1 .261     J.Lucroy C          3  0  0  0 .200  
  N.Matsuda 3B        4  0  0  0 .192     B.Crawford SS       3  0  0  0 .208  
  R.Kikuchi 2B        3  0  2  0 .500     A.Jones CF          3  0  0  0 .125  
  M.Shima C           4  0  2  1 .348     A.McCutchen LF      2  0  0  0 .250  
                                        A-K.Seager PH         1  1  1  1 .500  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  4  9  4                 Totals      29  1  2  1

A-Pinch Hit For McCutchen In 9th Inning

JAPAN........... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  4  9  0
USA............. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  1  2  0

JAPAN (5-2)              IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
Y.Darvish WIN(2-0)        8 1/3   2   1   1   2   8   1 116   0.56
Y.Hirano SAVE(2nd)        0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00
Totals                    9       2   1   1   2   8   1

USA (5-2)                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA
D.Duffy LOSS(0-1)         4 2/3   5   2   2   1   7   0  81   6.55
M.Givens                  2 1/3   0   0   0   2   4   0  33   0.00
N.Jones                   1       2   2   2   0   1   2  20  21.60
S.Dyson                   0 2/3   2   0   0   0   0   0  18   0.00
A.Miller                  0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00
Totals                    9       9   4   4   3  12   2

ATTENDANCE- 46,386 DATE- Sunday, April 10th 2016 TIME- Day WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Chad Fairchild, Vic Carapazza, Bill Miller, Mike Everitt
T- 3:06
LEFT ON BASE- JAPAN: 7  USA: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- JAPAN: 0  USA: 0
DOUBLES- S.Akiyama(4th)
HOME RUNS- S.Nakata(3rd), R.Hirata(2nd), K.Seager(3rd)
RBIs- S.Nakata(5th), R.Hirata(4th), D.Lee(1st), M.Shima(2nd), K.Seager(4th)
STOLEN BASES- D.Murphy(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- R.Kikuchi
WALKS- S.Uchikawa, D.Lee, R.Kikuchi, D.Murphy, G.Stanton
STRIKE OUTS- H.Sakamoto-2, S.Akiyama, S.Nakata, S.Uchikawa, R.Hirata, D.Lee-2,
             N.Matsuda-2, R.Kikuchi, M.Shima, M.Carpenter, D.Murphy,
             P.Goldschmidt, N.Arenado, G.Stanton, J.Lucroy-2, A.Jones
2-out RBI- M.Shima, R.Hirata
RLISP 2-out- H.Sakamoto, N.Arenado, S.Nakata-2, S.Akiyama
TEAM RISP- JAPAN: 2 for 8  USA: 0 for 2
WEB GEMS- Top 1st: Giancarlo Stanton robbed Shogo Akiyama of a Homerun!

 

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