Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 26100 | Softbank leads series, 6-2-0 | Time: 3:06
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B (SB), 3: G6, 5: BB, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: HBP (SB), 5: G4, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: F8, 6: F8, 9: 2B|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3||1: DP, 4: G1, 6: G5|
|PH-DH||Nishimura, Wataru||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: F4, 4: G4, 6: F8, 9: S9|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: L5|
|(1B)||Kawaguchi, Kenshi||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: L6|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: DP|
|(LF)||Yokogawa, Fuminori||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH-LF||Kusuki, Yusuke||0-for-1||8: f4|
|Fujiwara, Hiromichi, L||2 1/3||57||14||13||5||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||5||4||11.930|
|Matsumoto, Akira||3 2/3||84||19||18||8||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.909|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 7th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: 1B (SB), 3: BB (SB), 6: F8, 7: E5|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||3-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 3: 2B, 3: F8, 6: 2B, 7: G6|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: E1, 4: G6, 6: 2B|
|PH-RF||Shibahara, Hiroshi||1-for-1, 1 R, 3 RBI||7: HR|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: BB, 3: HR, 4: G5, 6: G5|
|1B||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-1||7: F9|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G6, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F9, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 6: G5|
|LF||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: G6, 3: HR, 5: F8, 7: HR, 8: 2B|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||2-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: 2B (BrO), 7: HBP, 8: SO|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||2-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|Takahashi, Hideaki, W||8||105||29||27||5||0||6||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||1.385|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Takahashi on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa hits an infield single. N. Watanabe strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa steals second. Teppei hits an RBI single to right. Nakamura grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 3rd - 7 runs, 7 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten
Yamazaki hits a single to center. Kawasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Honda hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Ortiz reaches on a fielding error (E1), bases loaded. Kokubo hits a grand slam. Matsunaka grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Matsumoto in for Fujiwara.
Tamura hits an infield single. Matsuda hits a 2-run homer. Hasegawa hits a single to right. Yamazaki strikes out looking. Hasegawa steals second, a passed ball allows him to advance to third. Kawasaki walks, runners on first and third. Kawasaki steals second, runners on second and third. Honda flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Matsumoto on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda hits a double right. Ortiz hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Kokubo grounds out to third, runner on third. Matsuanaka hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Tamura grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Matsuda hits a solo homer. Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Honda grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Shibahara, pinch-hitting for Ortiz, hits a 3-run homer. Morimoto flies out to right.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
T. Takahashi on the mound for Softbank
Teppei hits a double to center. Nishimura, pinch-hitting for Nakamura, grounds out to second, runner on third. Kusano hits a sac fly. Takasu lines out to third.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda hits an infield single and steals second. Ortiz grounds out to short, runner on third. Kokubo walks, runners on first and third. Matsunaka strikes out looking.
Top of the 4th
N. Watanabe gets hit by a pitch and steals second. Teppei flies out to center, runner on third. Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher. Kusano grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Takasu grounds out to short. Kenshi hits an infield single. Shima hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Yokogawa strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa walks to load the bases. N. Watanabe grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Tamura strikes out swinging. Matsuda flies out to center. Hasegawa hits a double to center. Yamazaki hits a single to left, Hasegawa gets thrown out at home.
Bottom of the 8th
Matsunaka flies out to second. Akashi strikes out swinging. Matsuda hits a double to right. Hasegawa strikes out swinging.
The Hawks have now won three in a row against the Eagles, two in a row overall. ... The Eagles have now lost two straight. ... 13 runs for the Hawks establishes a season high. It was also the third time this season that every member of the starting line-up had at least one hit. ... Kokubo's (SOF) grand slam in the third was his first since 6/3/2007 (vs Chunichi Dragons). It was also his 13th grand slam of his career (good for fourth on the All-time list).