This game is zipping by, largely due to Hisashi Iwakuma's performance (4 IP, one baserunner).
Jung Keon Bong starts the inning at 82 pitches, which means this will likely be his last given the 100-pitch limit in this game. It hasn't been pretty, but Bong has held Japan at bay once again. Or at least he has thus far. He has to face the heart of the order in this inning.
Number-two hitter Hiroyuki Nakajima leads off by drawing a full-count walk. Bong starts Norichika Aoki off 2-0 before getting a gimme strike with a fastball. A bad changeup makes it 3-1. Bong likely won't make it through this inning simply because of his pitch count. He's at 93. On a gorgeous hit-and-run, Nakajima takes off and Aoki singles right through the first-base hole as Nakajima goes to third. The pitch was a high fastball that would have been ball four, but Japan got the better result due to excellent execution.
With runners on the corners and none out, Bong's day is over. His line pending the fate of the runners: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.