TOKYO, Japan - Madison's Bryan Bullington tossed a two-hitter over seven innings Tuesday but once again ended up with a no-decision in the Hiroshima Carp's 3-1 loss to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
Playing at Jingu Stadium in Tokyo, Bullington allowed one earned run while striking out four, walking one and hitting a batter in the 105-pitch outing.
Bullington, 32, exited the game for pinch-hitter Tomonori Maeda in the top of the eighth with the contest tied 1-1. A bench-clearing incident ensued immediately when Maeda was hit by a pitch thrown by Tokyo's Masaya Emura and Carp pitching coach Kenji Furusawa was ejected for grabbing Yakult pitching coach Daisuke Araji.
Carp reliever Takeru Imamure gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth and was tagged with the loss.
The run allowed by Bullington came in the third inning when a lead-off single and a sacrifice fly set the table for Yakult to score on a two-out single.
The outing was Bullington's fifth quality start on the season in as many outings. He is now 2-1 with a 1.45 ERA.