Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 38242 | Hanshin leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:38
Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 2-1, 2.03 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 2-1, 3.79
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: G1, 7: G6|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G5, 6: SO, 8: G5|
|(CF)||Suenaga, Masafumi||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G6, 6: 3B, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: F4, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||2-for-2||2: BB, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: 2B|
|PR-LF||Nakahigashi, Naoki||0-for-1, 1 R||9: G1|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||3-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: f2, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: HR|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: F7, 7: fc6, 9: SO|
|(P)||Maeda, Kenta||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: F8, 7: S3|
|Maeda, Kenta, W||8||120||33||30||6||0||10||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.846|
|Schultz, Mike, S||1||6||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.227|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: F9, 8: BB|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-3||1: L6, 3: 1B, 5: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F5, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-3||1: G6, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: IBB|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: f2, 4: G5, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: G1, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: 2B, 7: SO, 9: G6|
|(LF)||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-1||3: SO, 4: IBB|
|PH||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-1||7: G4|
|LF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-3||3: G6, 4: G1, 7: SO|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||9: G3|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, L||9||131||35||33||7||1||6||1||0||1||0||0||2||2||3.214|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 runs, 3 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Kano strikes out looking. Kubo grounds out to short. Murton hits a double to right. Hirano hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Toritani hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Arai strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Shima hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Nakahigashi. Hirose hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Ishihara reaches on the fielder's choice, runners on first and second. K. Maeda hits a sac bunt to advance the runners to second and third. Higashide grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Yamato takes over at second
Nakahigashi grounds out to the pitcher. Hirose flies out to left. Kokubo hits a solo homer. Ishihara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Kurihara flies out to right. Shima walks. Hirose hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kokubo fouls out to the catcher. Ishihara strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Jojima grounds out to third. Brazell grounds out to the pitcher. Sakurai hits a double to second. Kano gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Kubo grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 6th
Higashide grounds out to the pitcher. Soyogi strikes out. Suenaga hits a triple to center. Kurihara strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Murton walks. Pinch-hitting for Hirano, Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Toritani grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Arai gets an intentional walks, bases loaded. Jojima strikes out swinging. Brazell strikes out swinging.
The Tigers' 2-game winning streak comes to an end. ... The Carp are now 7-3 over their last 10. ... K. Maeda (HIR) topped out at 150km/h.
The Tigers held a ceremony celebrating Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi's 600th game of his career (which he recorded during his start against the Chunichi Dragons on 4/4).