Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 38585 | Chunichi leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 1-1, 2.79 - Casey Fossum (HAN) 0-0, 0.00
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||3-for-5, 1 R||1: F4, 3: 1B (SB), 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: SO, 9: G5|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-2||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 8: G6|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: BB, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-4||2: f3, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|C-1B||Oyama, Keiji||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(CF)||Cesar, Dionys||0-for-3||2: F9, 4: F9, 6: G4|
|PH-LF||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-1||3: SO, 4: BB|
|CF-RF||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-2||7: G3, 9: f2|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-2||3: SO, 4: SO|
|RF-CF||Hirata, Ryosuke||0-for-2||7: G5, 9: SO|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, L||5||93||24||22||6||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||7||6||3.971|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: G1, 5: 2B, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Maeda, Yamato||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: G4, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3, 2 R||1: F5, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: F7, 4: 1B, 5: 振逃, 7: G1|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: G1, 5: F7|
|PH-LF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||8: G3|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-4||3: F8, 5: G5, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-3||3: G5, 5: F7, 6: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||8: F6|
|(P)||Fossum, Casey||0-for-1||3: G5|
|PH-1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1, 1 R||5: BB, 6: G6|
|Fossum, Casey, W||5||97||22||18||3||0||8||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||0.818|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Tanishige strikes out swinging. Chen strikes out swinging. Araki hits a single to left and steals second. Ibata hits an RBI single to right. Morino hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Blanco walks to load the bases. Wada strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Murton grounds out to the pitcher. Yamato grounds out to second. Toritani hits an infield single. Arai hits a single to center, throws goes to third, runners on second and third. Jojima clears the bases with a single to left, runner on first. Brazell grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 5th - 5 runs, 3 hits
Sakurai grounds out to third. Kano flies out to left. Sekimoto, pinch-hittting for Fossum, walks. Murton hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Yamato hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Toritani walks to load the bases. Arai clears the bases with a 3-run double, runner on second. Jojima strikes out, the ball gets away from the catcher, a run scores and Jojima reaches first on a throwing error (E2). Brazell flies out to left.
Bottom of the 7th
Murton hits a single to right. Yamato strikes out looking. Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Toritani grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th
Morino grounds out to short. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a single to center. Oyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Koike, pinch-hitting for Nagamine, strikes out swinging.
The Dragons two game winning streak comes to an end. ... The Tigers snap their three game losing streak against the Dragons. ... Araki (CHU) stole his first base of the season (second overall attempt). ... Chen (CHU) started things off be retiring the first 11 batters he faced (3.2 innings). ... Fossum (HAN) picked up his first NPB victory and told reporters that just like his first MLB victory, he wouldn't forget his first win in Japan.