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Chunichi Dragons 8 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (April 25, 2010)

by on Apr.25, 2010 @ 5:31 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 12 2
Hanshin 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 7 1

Attendance: 46467 | Chunichi leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 3:27

Potential Starters: Soma Yamauchi (CHU) 0-0, 3.38 - Keiji Uezono (HAN) 1-1, 3.04

Chunichi

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Araki, Masahiro 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F8, 2: 1B, 3: f5, 5: G6, 7: G6
(2B) Ibata, Hirokazu 0-for-4, 1 R 1: E5, 2: S2, 4: G4, 5: G5, 8: G4
(3B) Morino, Masahiko 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: HBP, 6: F7, 8: F3
(1B) Blanco, Tony 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: 1B
(LF) Wada, Kazuhiro 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F7
(RF) Nomoto, Kei 0-for-3, 1 R 1: G5, 3: BB, 4: G5, 6: F8
RF Kuramoto, Hidenori 0-for-1 9: G4
(CF) Oshima, Yohei 3-for-5, 2 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: 3B, 7: G3, 9: G4
(C) Tanishige, Motonobu 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: S3, 4: SO, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(P) Yamauchi, Soma 0-for-2, 1 RBI 1: G4, 3: S7, 5: SO, 7: BB
P Takahashi, Akifumi 0-for-0
P Asao, Takuya 0-for-0
PH Yanagida, Shigeo 0-for-1 9: G4
P Iwase, Hitoki 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Yamauchi, Soma, W 6 0/3 103 25 23 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.588
Takahashi, Akifumi 1 27 7 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.174
Asao, Takuya, H 1 10 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.529
Iwase, Hitoki, S 1 10 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.900
9 150 39 36 7 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 5 0

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 1-for-5, 1 R 1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: G5, 7: E6, 9: G4
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 1-for-3 1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: F3
PH-2B Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-1, 1 R 7: BB, 9: G5
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI 1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: G6, 7: HR, 9: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F7, 7: 1B
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-4, 1 R 2: G5, 4: E5, 6: G5, 7: G5
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-4 2: L6, 4: F7, 6: G3, 8: L6
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 1-for-3, 1 R 2: SO, 4: 2B, 7: BB, 8: SO
(LF) Katsuragi, Ikuro 0-for-1 3: F7
P Standridge, Jason 0-for-0
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1, 1 RBI 4: G5
P Watanabe, Ryo 0-for-0
PH-C Yano, Akihiro 0-for-2 7: SO, 8: G1
(P) Ando, Yuya 0-for-0
P Tsutsui, Kazuya 0-for-0
PH-LF Kano, Keisuke 1-for-4 3: F8, 4: G5, 7: F8, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Ando, Yuya, L 1 1/3 46 12 10 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 3 7.839
Tsutsui, Kazuya 1 2/3 27 7 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.500
Standridge, Jason 1 19 7 6 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 13.500
Watanabe, Ryo 3 45 11 9 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.844
Kawasaki, Yusuke 1 12 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 13 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.214
9 162 45 37 12 1 2 4 1 2 0 0 8 7

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Ando on the mound for Hanshin
Araki flies out to center.  Ibata reaches on an error (E5).  Morino hits a single to right, throw goes to third, runners on second and third.  Blanco hits a 3-run homer.  Wada hits an infield single.  Nomoto grounds out to third.  Oshima hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Tanishige walks to load the bases.  Yamauchi grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Ando on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ibata.  Morino hits an RBI single to right.
Pitching change: Tsutsui in for Ando.
Blanco grounds out to short, runner on first.  Wada flies out to left.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsutsui on the mound for Hanshin
Nomoto walks.  Oshima hits a bunt single, runners on first and second.  Tanishige hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.  Yamauchi hits a sac fly, runner on second.  Araki fouls out to third.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Ibata grounds out to second.  Morino gets hit by a pitch.  Blanco hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Wada hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Nomoto grounds out to third, runners on second and third.  Oshima clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right.  Tanishige strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Jojima reaches on a fielding error (E5).  Brazell flies out to left.  Sakurai hits a double to left, runners on second and third.  Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Standridge, drives in a run with a ground out to third.  Kano grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Yamauchi on the mound for Chunichi
Sakurai walks.  Yano enters the game as a pinch-hitter.
Pitching change: Takahashi in for Yamauchi.
Yano strikes out looking.  Kano flies out to center.  Murton reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second.  Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Hirano, walks to load the bases.  Toritani hits a grand slam.  Arai hits a single to right.  Jojima grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 3rd
Katsuragi flies out left.  Kano, pinch-hitting for Tsutsui, flies out to center.  Murton hits an infield single.  Hirano hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Toritani walks to load the bases.  Arai strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 9th
Kano hits a single to center.  Murton grounds out to second.  Sekimoto grounds out to third.  Toritani strikes out looking.

Notes

The Tigers two game winning streak comes to an end.  This is their third series win of the month (3-2-2). ... The Dragons avoid the sweep by winning the rubber game.  They have now won 4 of 7 series this month. ... Yamauchi (CHU) records his first career win. ... Ando's (HAN) 1.1 innings of work was the shortest of his career. ... Jojima (HAN) was lifted by Yano on defense in the 8th.  It was the first time this season Jojima left a game early.

Osaka governor Toru Hashimoto threw out the ceremonial first pitch.