Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 27335 | Softbank leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 2:42
Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 2-1, 1.77 - Kenji Otonari (SOF) 1-2, 3.00
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3||1: G3, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: S3|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F3, 6: S1, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: F7, 6: F8, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: SO, 6: F9, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-4||2: F9, 5: G6, 7: f3, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-3||2: F4, 5: 1B (SB), 7: F8|
|(1B)||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-3||2: G3, 5: F9, 7: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-2||3: G5, 5: BB, 8: F9|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, L||8 2/3||121||34||29||5||0||9||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||1.624|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: SO, 6: F7, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4||1: 1B (SB), 4: G1, 6: G4, 8: G1 (CS)|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F7, 6: f3, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4||1: f3, 4: 1B, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-2||2: G4, 4: F8, 7: HBP|
|PR-DH||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-1, 1 R||9: G2|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-2||2: SO, 5: BB, 7: 1B (SB), 9: IBB|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: S2, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: L1, 8: SO|
|Settsu, Tadashi, W||1||14||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.884|
Bottom of the 9th
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Ortiz walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Kidokoro. Kidokoro steals second and advances to third on a bad throw by Shima (E1). Kokubo strikes out swinging. Akashi tries to lay down a squeeze, but fails: Kidokoro is caught between third and home and is tagged out. Tamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits a ball into the gap in left for a walk-off single.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki grounds out to third. Honda hits and infield single and steals second. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Kokubo fouls out to first.
Top of the 5th
Nakamura grounds out to short. Teppei hits an infield single. Miyade flies out to right. Teppei steals second. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Makida grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th
Tamura walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Matsuda. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Yamazaki lines out to the pitcher.
Top of the 6th
Hijirisawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Watanabe. Takasu flies out to center. Yamasaki flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Kokubo flies out to right. Matsunaka is hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Akashi. Tamura hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Matsuda flies out to right, runners on first and third. Tamura steals second, runners on second and third. Hasegawa grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th
Shima flies out to right. Makida hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Uchimura. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt to advance Uchimura to second. N. Watanabe grounds out to short.
The Eagles have lost two series in a row and have now lost three out of fives series this month (two of which were against the Hawks). ... The Hawks have won four of fives series this month. The one series they lost came against the Nippon Ham Fighters. ... Kawasaki (SOF) extends his hitting streak to 17 games.