Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 24325 | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:45
Hirotoshi Masui (HAM) - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 2-1, 4.26
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: 2B, 6: G4, 8: G4|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: L7|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: f5, 4: G3, 6: 2B, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: F9, 6: G1, 9: F4|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4||2: F7, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3||3: F3, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||3: G3, 5: SO|
|PH||Takaguchi, Takayuki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|Masui, Hirotoshi, L||6 0/3||100||26||24||7||2||4||0||1||1||1||0||4||4||6.000|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: HR, 5: 1B (CS), 7: BB, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: F6, 5: SO, 7: 2B, 8: F5|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: F8, 3: HBP, 6: G4, 7: 2B|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4||2: F8, 3: G1, 6: E6, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: G1, 7: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: G3, 6: G6, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Lee, Bum-Ho||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: HR, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||2-for-4, 2 R||3: 1B, 4: F6, 7: 2B, 8: F9|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-2||3: S1, 5: G4, 7: S1, 8: 1B|
|Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W||9||122||32||32||5||0||10||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2.893|
3rd inning - 2 runs, 2 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham.
Matsuda led off with a single to center and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki nailed a homer to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Honda flied out to short. Ortiz was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kokubo grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning.
7th inning - 4 runs, 5 hits
Masui on the mound for Nippon Ham.
Lee hit a home run to lead off the inning. Matsuda followed with a double to left.
Pitching change: Kanamori in for Masui.
Yamazaki advanced Matsuda to third on a sac bunt. Kawasaki walked to put runners on first and third. Honda drove in Yamazaki with a double to center, runners on second and third. Ortiz cleared the bases with a double to center. Pinch-runner Kidokoro in for Ortiz. Kokubo singled to right, runners on first and third. Tamura struck out for the second out of the inning. Hasegawa struck out to end the inning.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kokubo flied out to center. Tamura hit a double to left. Hasegawa grounded out to second, Tamura to third. Lee struck out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Yoshio Itoi led off with a double. Iiyama struck out. Tanaka grounded out to first, Itoi to third. Takahashi flied out to left.
Top of the 5th
Koyano singled to left. Nioka struck out. Nakata singled to center, runner on first and second. Wild pitch allowed runners to advance to second and third. Tsuruoka struck out. Yang (Yoh) struck out.
Top of the 6th
Itoi grounded out to second. Iiyama grounded out to third. Tanaka hit a double. Takahashi grounded out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 6th
Ortiz grounded out to second. Kokubo went all the way to third on a throwing error by Iiyama (E6). Tamura grounded out to the pitcher, Kokubo to third. Hasegawa grounded out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Lee struck out. Matsuda flied out to right. Yamazaki singled to center. Kawasaki singled to center, runners on first and third. Honda flied out to third.
Kawasaki (SOF) hit his first home run of the year ... Lee (SOF) hit his first Ichi-gun NPB home run. He hit his first Ni-gun home run on Thursday (4/8). ... Sugiuchi (SOF) tossed his first complete game shutout of the year. He also retired the first 9 batters in a row before surrendering a lead-off double to Itoi in the 4th. ... Honda's (SOF) double in the 7th was actually a bunt double that found a hole between first and second. ... The Hawks had at least one base-runner in every inning except the first. ... Masui (HAM) lost his first pro start. He also topped out at 151km/h. ... Nakata (HAM) was hitless in 12 trips to the plate before his single in the 5th. ... The Fighters have been shutout twice this year.