Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 41127 | Series tied, 3-3-0 | Time: 2:43
Potential Starters: Casey Fossum (HAN) - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 3-0, 2.57
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 2: G4, 5: L5, 7: 1B (SB), 9: G6|
|(2B)||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G1, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: E6, 3: BB, 6: G4, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: G1, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||1: L5, 4: G1, 6: G5, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: F5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: G5|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Fossum, Casey||0-for-1||2: S3, 5: G1|
|PH-RF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-1||9: E7|
|Tsutsui, Kazuya, L||0/3||5||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||5.400|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||3-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: F8, 3: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 7: HR|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-3||1: BB (CS), 3: SO, 6: G4 (SB), 7: F7|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-3||1: F7, 4: SO, 6: BB, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: L5, 6: F9, 8: HR|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: F8, 7: 2B (BrO), 8: F9|
|(RF-LF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G1, 5: F9, 7: G3, 8: 1B|
|(1B-RF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 8: f5|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: DP|
|PH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1||7: G3|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH-2B-3B||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-0, 1 R||7: BB|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, W||7||126||29||27||6||1||7||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||2.250|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||1||9||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||7.297|
|Ochi, Daisuke, S||1||15||4||4||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hit a lead-off home run to start the game. Sekimoto strikes out. Toritani reaches on an error (E6), runner on first. Kanemoto strikes out. Arai hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Jojima lines out to third.
Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Abe hits a lead-off double. Chono fails to advance the runner, runner on first.
Pitching change: Tsutsui in for Nishimura.
Kamei walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Messenger in for Tsutsui.
Takahashi pinch-hits for Gonzalez and grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Wakiya, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, walks to load the bases. Sakamoto hits a grand slam. Matsumoto flies out to left.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Wakiya takes over at second.
Toritani hits a lead-off double. Kanemoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Arai drives in a run with a ground out to short. Jojima flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Ogasawara grounds out to short. Ramirez hits a solo homer. Abe flies out to right. Chono hits a single to center. Kamei fouls out to third.
Top of the 2nd
Brazell flies out to third. Arai hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fossum. Murton grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Sekimoto grounds out to the pitcher. Toritani walks. Kanemoto grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second. Arai grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Gonzalez grounds out to second. Utsumi strikes out. Sakamoto hits an infield single, steals second, and advances to third on a bad throw by Jojima. Matsumoto strikes out.
Top of the 6th
Toritani grounds out to second. Kanemoto hits an infield single. Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Jojima ground out to third, runners on first and third. Brazell strikes out.
Bottom of the 6th
Utsumi strikes out. Sakamoto hits a single to center. Matsumoto grounds out to short, runner on first. Matsumoto steals second. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez flies out to right.
Top of the 7th
Sakurai grounds out to third. Asai, pinch-hitting for Fossum, strikes out. Murton hits a single to right and steals second. Sekimoto strikes out.
Top of the 9th
Brazell strikes out. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Kojima, strikes out. Pinch-hitting for Asai, Katsuragi reaches and advances all the way to second on a field error (E7). Murton grounds out to short.
The Giants avoided a three game sweep by the Tigers. ... The Tigers four-game winning streak comes to an end. ... Murton (HAN) recorded his first NPB homer to lead-off a game. ... Matsumoto (YOM) was held hitless but did reach base. So his 6-game hitting streak ends, but he manages to extend his streak for getting on base to 7. ... Sakamoto (YOM) extends his hitting streak to 17 games. ... Utsumi (YOM) has now won four games in a row to start the season. He becomes the 5th Yomiuri pitcher to do so (behind Eiji Sawamura, Victor Starffin, Tsuneo Horiuchi, and Masumi Kuwata).