New tide rising / Surprising BayStars scrape out tie with Swallows on Ishikawa's 2-out RBI single in 9th
John E. Gibson / Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
The Yokohama BayStars are playing in a different stratosphere so far this season.
Takehiro Ishikawa's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning off closer Lim Chang Yong helped the 'Stars rise up and earn a 6-6 nine-inning tie with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Saturday at Jingu Stadium.
They didn't win, but Yokohama celebrated in the dugout as if it had in the second game cut short this season by the energy-saving 3-1/2-hour rule.
"It just happened to be my turn in the …