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NPB Roundup – 9/17

by on Sep.17, 2008 @ 10:27 am, under NPB

Central League

The Hanshin Tigers beat the Chunichi Dragons, 11-6. The Tigers are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
HAN  4  2  1  2  0  0  0  2  0    11  12  0
CHU  0  0  1  3  2  0  0  0  0    6   8   1

WP: Scott Atchison (7-4)
LP: Masa Yamamoto (11-6)
HR: HAN: Takashi Toritani (12), Tomoaki Kanemoto (22).
CHU: Masaaki Koike (4), Motonobu Tanishige (1).

The Yomiuri Giants kept up with the Tigers by beating the Yokohama Bay Stars. The Giants have now won 7 games in a row.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
YOM  0  2  4  0  0  0  0  0  0    6   7   0
YOK  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0    2   7   0

WP: Shun Touno (1-0)
LP: Daisuke Miura (7-8)
HR: YOM: Hayato Sakamoto (8), Alex Ramirez (39), Shinnosuke Abe (19).
YOK: Seiichi Uchikawa (10).

The Yakult Swallows beat the Hiroshima Carp, 6-1. The Swallows finally managed to break an 8 game losing streak.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
HIR  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    1   8   2
YAK  1  0  0  0  2  1  0  2  X    6   12  0
WP: Masanori Ishikawa (10-9)
LP: Junpei Shinoda (3-3)
HR: none
Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB   RM
Hanshin Tigers     76  50  1  .603  -    17
Yomiuri Giants     73  53  2  .579  3    16
Chunichi Dragons   62  62  5  .500  13   15
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Hiroshima Carp     62  62  4  .500  13   16
Yakult Swallows    56  66  3  .459  18   19
Yokohama Bay Stars 43  81  1  .347  32   19


Hayato Sakamoto hits a 2-run homer

Pacific League

The Seibu Lions beat the Lotte Marines, 5-4, in the bottom of the 10th, on Takeya Nakamura's league leading 41st home run of the year.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10    R   H   E
LOT  0  0  0  3  0  1  0  0  0  0     4   9   1
SEI  0  1  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  1x    5   10  0

WP: Koji Onuma (2-2)
LP: Yusuke Kawasaki (2-5)
HR: LOT: Shuichi Omatsu (23). SEI: Takeya Nakamura (41).

The Softbank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes, 4-2, and managed to end their string of 5 straight losses.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
SOF  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4    4   11  2
ORI  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    2   7   0

WP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (10-6)   SV: Takahiro Mahara (9)
LP: Daisuke Kato (2-5)
HR: SOF: Yuichi Honda (3). ORI: Tuffy Rhodes (37).

The Rakuten Eagles walloped the Ham Fighters, 15-7. The Eagles banged out 19 hits, including 2 homeruns.

Code:
     1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    R   H   E
HAM  1  0  1  0  1  1  0  3  0    7   13  0
RAK  4  1  0  0  3  6  1  0  x    15  19  2

WP: Hideki Asai (9-10)
LP: Brian Sweeney (11-5)
HR: HAM: Termel Sledge (13). RAK: Fernando Seguignol (8), Takeshi Yamasaki (21).
Code:
                   W   L   T  WPCT  GB   RM
Seibu Lions        73  55  4  .570  --   11
Orix Buffaloes     68  64  1  .515  7    11
Ham Fighters       66  66  2  .500  9    10
---------------------------------------------
Lotte Marines      65  67  0  .492  10   11
Softbank Hawks     61  66  3  .480  11.5 11
Rakuten Eagles     56  69  2  .448  15.5 12


Tuffy Rhodes goes deep...