I've been poking around to see if there's information about who will be starting tomorrow and according to Jiji Press it appears as though Kenshin Kawakami (CHU) and Yuya Ando (HAN) are the likely starters. It doesn't appear as though either team has officially named a starter yet.
The game is set to start at 6pm at Kyocera Dome.
Hanshin Tigers Yuya Ando 安藤優也 G W L S CG Sho BF IP H HR BB HPB SO WP BK R ER ERA 25 13 9 0 2 0 656 154.2 158 8 41 8 111 2 1 57 55 3.20 Chunichi Dragons Kenshin Kawakami 川上憲伸 G W L S CG Sho BF IP H HR BB HPB SO WP BK R ER ERA 20 9 5 0 1 0 473 117.1 99 11 25 5 112 1 0 33 30 2.30
6:37 UPDATE: Dragons scored first on Wood's RBI single in the top of the first. Now in the bottom of the 2nd, score still 1-0.
8:18 UPDATE: Dragons now have a 2-0 lead over the Tigers in the 8th. Morino hit a homer in the top of the 6th for the Dragons second run of the game.
8:50 UPDATE: Dragons hold on to their 2-run lead for the victory.
This is a fairly big loss for the Dragons. In a 2 games series, I would have to think that the first game is the most important, and a must win for any team wanting to advance. I'm sure the whole Okada incident isn't helping the team any either.
I'll be posting box scores for the game a little later.
1:19AM UPDATE: Box score is now available.