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Rakuten Eagles Clinch a Climax Series Spot

by on Oct.03, 2009 @ 9:20 pm, under NPB

Congrats to the Eagles for clinching a spot in the Climax Series!

Eagles are going to the Climax Series

Eagles are going to the Climax Series

Looks like the hero interview involved every player in the starting line-up.

It's the year of the scrappy player for the Eagles.

Teppei - 4-for-5, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 2 HR

Takeshi Yamasaki - 2-for-4, R, 4 RBI, BB, HR

Daisuke Kusano - 2-for-4, 3 R, RBI, BB, 2B, HR

Todd Linden - 2-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu Lions 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 5 11 1
Rakuten Eagles 4 0 0 0 4 3 0 3 X 14 16 0

Kleenex Stadium | Attendance: 20,901 | Time: 3h 17m | Eagles lead series, 12-11-0

Scoring

Eagles 1st

Masato Nakamura (1-for-4, BB, 2 R) walks
Naoto Watanabe (3-for-4, HBP, 3 R) hits a single into left
Teppei (4-for-5, 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 6 RBI) hit his 11th home run of the year ... M. Nakamura, N. Watanabe, and Teppei SCORE
Takeshi Yamasaki (2-for-4, BB, HR, R, 4 RBI) strikes out
Daisuke Kusano (2-for-4, BB 2B, HR, 3 R, RBI) hits his 6th home run of the year ... Kusano SCORES
Todd Linden (2-for-5, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI) strikes out
Fernando Seguignol (1-for-4, rB) hits a double into left
Makoto Kosaka (1-for-4, BB) flies out
Runs: 4 | Hits: 4 | Score: 4-0 Eagles

Lions 4th

Takeya Nakamura (1-for3, BB) strikes out
Yoshihito Ishii (1-for-4, 3B, R) hits a triple
G.G. Sato (1-for-3, HBP, HR, R, 2 RBI) grounds out to third ... Y. Ishii SCORES
Tomoaki Sato (0-for-3) grounds out to the pitcher
Runs: 1 | Hits: 1 | Score: 4-1 Eagles

Lions 5th

Takuya Hara (1-for-3, R) singles
Toru Hosokawa (1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI) hits his 4th home run of the year ... Hara and Hosokawa SCORE
Yasuyuki Kataoka (1-for-5) strikes out
Takumi Kuriyama (1-for-4) grounds out
Hiroyuki Nakajima (2-for-4) strikes out
Runs: 2 | Hits: 2 | Score: 4-3 Eagles

Eagles 5th

M. Nakamura strikes out
N. Watanabe hits a single
Teppei hits a single ... runners on first and second
T. Yamasaki hits his 38th home run of the year ... N. Watanabe, Teppei, and T. Yamasaki SCORE
Kusano hits a double
Linden hits a double ... Kusano SCORES
Pitching change: Shuichiro Osada relieves Kazuyuki Hoashi
Seguignol strikes out
Kosaka flies out to right
Jin Nakatani (0-for-4) strikes out
Runs: 4 | Hits: 6 | Score: 8-3 Eagles

Eagles 6th

M. Nakamura hits a single into center
Stolen base ... runner on second
N. Watanabe HBP ... runners on first and second
Teppei hits his 12th home run of the year ... Nakamura, N. Watanabe, and Teppei SCORE
T. Yamasaki walks
Pitching change: Chikara Onodera relives Osada
Kusano walks ... runners on first and second
Linden strikes out
Seguignol grounds into a double play
Runs: 3 | Hits: 2 | Score: 11-3 Eagles

Eagles 8th

Teppei hits a double
T. Yamasaki hits a single ... Teppei SCORES
Pinch runner: Kensuke Uchimura replaces T. Yamasaki
Kusano grounds out to second, try for two, out at second, bad throw to first by Nakajima (SS), Kusano advances to second
Linden hits his 12th home run of the year ... Kusano and Linden SCORE
Ryuji Miyade (0-for-1) strikes out
Kosaka flies out
Runs: 3 | Hits: 3 | Score: 14-3 Eagles

Lions 9th

G.G. Sato hits his  home run of the year ... G.G. Sato SCORES
Pinch hitter: Taketoshi Goto in for Sato
Goto hits a single
Pinch hitter: Yutaro Ohsaki in for Hara
Ohsaki grounds into a double play
Pinch hitter: Tatsuyuki Uemoto in for Hosokawa
Uemoto hits his 4th home run of the year ... Uemoto SCORES
Kataoka grounds out to short
Runs: 2 | Hits: 3 | Score: 14-5 Eagles

Missed Opportunities
Lions
1st: runners on first and second, 2 out > Y. Ishii struck out
8th: runners on first and second > Y. Ishii fouled out to left

Eagles
1st: runner on second, 2 out > Kosaka flied out
5th: runner on second, 1 out > Seguignol struck out, Kosaka singled, runners on first and third, Nakatani struck out
6th: runners on first and second, no out > Linden struck out and Seguignol GIDP

Lions: 5 LOB, 2 DP
Eagles: 6 LOB, 1 DP

News
The Eagles outhit the Lions, 16-11. ... This was Aoyama's first complete game victory since 2007.

Seibu Lions

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Hoashi, Kazuyuki L 25 9 6 0 4 1/3 98 24 23 10 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 8 8 3.589
Osada, Shuichiro 3 0 0 0 2/3 30 7 5 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 16.200
Onodera, Chikara 45 2 5 16 1 21 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.320
Kimura, Fumikazu 10 0 3 0 2 37 10 9 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 7.920

Rakuten Eagles

Name G W L S IP NP BF AB H HR K BB HBP SHF WP BK R ER ERA
Aoyama, Koji W 27 3 4 5 9 143 37 35 11 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 5 5 5.494

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Some other news and notes:

...About 30 fans gathered at the public viewing in Kumejima.

...Katsuya Nomura was given the game winning ball.

...The ten members of the starting line-up stood in for the hero interview at the end of the game.

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