Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 26793 | Seibu leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:18
Yu Darvish (HAM) 2-1, 1.74 - Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 1-1, 3.86
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-4||1: F6, 3: F7, 5: F6, 7: L3, 9: S3|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: HR, 7: G4|
|PH||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-1||9: F7|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-5, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: G1, 5: L1, 7: SO, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-2, 1 R||2: S1, 4: G3, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-2, 1 RBI||2: S9, 5: G4, 6: S1, 8: DP|
|(LF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||2-for-4, 1 R||2: F3, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: G5, 5: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(1B)||Takaguchi, Takayuki||1-for-4, 2 R||3: L6, 5: E3, 6: F4, 9: 2B|
|Darvish, Yu, W||7||148||31||25||6||0||10||5||0||0||1||0||5||5||2.605|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||1||20||4||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.038|
|Wolfe, Brian, S||1||9||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.000|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F8, 2: BB, 4: 1B (CS), 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Hara, Takuya||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: BB, 2: S9, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|PH||Goto, Taketoshi||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3||1: F7, 2: BB, 5: F8, 7: G6|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Takeya||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: SO, 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-4||2: G6, 2: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: F9|
|(1B)||Ishii, Yoshihito||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G3, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Sato, Takahiko||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|Hsu, Ming-Chieh, L||5||80||22||20||6||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||6||1||3.316|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Nioka leads off the inning with a double and advances to third on a sac bunt by Itoi. Koyano hits a sac fly to right. Yang (Yoh) flies out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Brown ground out to short. Takayama hits a double. Y. Ishii hits an RBI single to center. G.G. Sato hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uemoto walks, bases loaded. Kataoka walks and forces a run home. Hara hits a sac fly, runners on first and third. Kuriyama walks to load the bases. Nakamura hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and third. Brown flies out to center.
Top of the 5th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Koyano grounds out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single. Tsuruoka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takaguchi reaches on a throwing error (E3), a runner scores, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to short. Iiyama hits a single to center, bases loaded. Inaba hits a grand slam. Nioka grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Itoit walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Koyano. Yang (Yoh) strikes out. Tsuruoka hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on a throwing error (E7). Takaguchi flies out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 his
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Takaguchi hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Iiyama hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Nogami.
Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Inaba, flies out to left. Nioka flies out to right.
Top of the 4th
Iiyama strikes out. Inaba hits a single to right. Nioka grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Itoi ground out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
Kataoka hits a single to right. Hara grounds out to short, runner on first. Kuriyama grounds out to short, runner on second. A wild pitch allows Hara to advance to third. Nakamura strikes out.
Top of the 8th
Itoit hits an infield single. Koyano grounds into a double play. Yang (Yoh) hits a double to left. Tsuruoka flies out to right.
The Fighters snap a 4-game losing streak. ... The Lions' 4-game winning streak comes to an end. ... Darvish (HAM) may not have pitched well, but he did record his 5th consecutive double-digit strikeout game to start the season. Darvish now needs just one more game to tie Hideo Nomo's start of 6 consecutive double-digit strikeout games to start the 1991 season. ... The last time Inaba (HAM) hit a grand slam was back in 5/31/2001 (vs Yomiuri Giants) when he was with the Swallows, making today's grand slam his first in a Fighters' uniform.