Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46447 | Chunichi leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:03
Potential Starters: Edward Valdez (CHU) 1-1, 4.72 - Keiji Uezono (HAN) 1-1, 3.04
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: F9|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: DP|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4||1: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: 2B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: S9, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Koike, Masaaki||2-for-3||2: F4, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Cesar, Dionys||0-for-4||2: G1, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Oyama, Keiji||0-for-4||3: SO, 4: G6, 6: G1, 9: SO|
|(P)||Valdez, Edward||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Fukuda, Nobumasa||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Valdez, Edward, L||5 2/3||91||23||21||4||1||2||0||2||0||1||0||2||2||4.263|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-4||1: G5, 3: F9, 5: F9, 7: DP|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-3||1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||1-for-1, 2 R||8: 1B (SB)|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: F7, 3: G4, 6: G6, 8: f7|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-3, 2 RBI||1: HBP, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||1: F6, 4: G1, 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: HBP, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: G5, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-2||2: F6, 5: G4|
|PH-LF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-0||7: S1|
|(P)||Nomi, Atsushi||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G1|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: E1|
|Nomi, Atsushi, W||6||117||26||24||7||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.433|
|Nishimura, Ken, H||1||10||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.730|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||2/3||17||4||3||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.462|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1 1/3||13||4||4||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Valdez on the mound for Chunichi
Brazell grounds out to the pitcher. Sakurai hits a solo homer. Katsuragi flies out to short. Nomi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Morino hits a single to left. Blanco hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Wada hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Koike hits a single to left, runners advance to second and third on fielding error (E7). Cesar hits a grounder to second and Blanco gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third. Oyama grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Valdez on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Yamato steals second. Toritani grounds out to short, runner on third. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Jojima grounds out to short, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kobayashi in for Valdez.
Brazell strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirai on the mound for Chunichi
Yamato hits an infield single. Toritani fouls out to left. Yamato steals second. Arai hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Jojima flies out to center. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch. Toritani flies out to left. Arai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Jojima flies out to short.
Top of the 6th
Morino flies out to left. Blanco hits a double to left. Wada hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Koike walks to load the bases. Cesar strikes out swinging. Oyama grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 7th
Sakura hits a single to center. S. Fujikawa, pinch-hitting for Katsuragi, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Murton grounds into a double play.
Top of the 8th
Morino grounds out to second. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada walks. Koike hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Kubota.
Cesar strikes out looking.
The Tigers have won two in a row against the Dragons after dropping the first three. ... Nomi (HAN) picks up his third victory, recovering nicely from a no decision against the Yomiuri Giants on 4/13 where he gave up 6 runs (all earned) over 2.1 innings. ... Kubota (HAN) topped out at 154km/h. ... Fujikawa (HAN) faced four batters and struck out three of them. He now has 6 saves on the year. Fujikawa topped out at 153km/h. ... With his pinch-hit appearance in the 7th, Kanemoto (HAN) has now played in 1,642th consecutive games. ... Valdez (CHU) suffers his second loss in row (with a no decision sandwiched in-between).