Chunichi Dragons vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18437 | Hiroshima leads series, 5-2-0 | Time: 2:59
Potential Starters: Edward Valdez (CHU) 1-2, 4.26 - Takahiro Aoki (HIR) 0-1, 3.58
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 9th, 8th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: F9, 2: F8, 5: 1B, 8: DP|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: DP, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F7, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: SO, 6: G5, 9: DP|
|(RF)||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-2||2: G3, 4: SO|
|P||Shimizu, Akinobu||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-1||9: E5|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: F8, 9: G6|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-1||2: BB, 5: F8|
|C||Matsui, Masato||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(P)||Ogasawara, Takashi||0-for-1||2: F1|
|RF||Matsui, Yusuke||2-for-2||5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|Ogasawara, Takashi, L||3||91||21||17||7||3||1||3||1||0||0||0||8||6||6.840|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||1-for-5||1: G5, 2: f2, 3: F8, 5: L5, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: f6, 2: 1B, 3: HR, 5: F8, 7: F8|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 2: G6, 3: G1, 5: F7, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-3, 2 R||1: BB, 3: F6, 4: 1B, 6: HBP, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||3-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Akamatsu, Masato||0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: HBP, 4: F4, 6: F9|
|(C)||Kura, Yoshikazu||1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: SO, 3: HR, 4: F2, 7: BB|
|(P)||Aoki, Takahiro||0-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 3: E6, 4: F7, 7: SO|
|Aoki, Takahiro, W||9||119||34||33||8||0||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.700|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ogasawara on the mound for Chunichi
Higashide grounds out to third. Soyogi fouls out to short. Amaya hits a solo homer. Kurihara walks. Hirose hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kokubo walks to load the bases. Akamatsu walks in a run, bases loaded. Kura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd - 6 runs, 4 hits
Ogasawara on the mound for Chunichi
Kurihara flies out to short. Hirose hits a single to left. Kokubo hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Akamatsu gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kura hits a grand slam. T. Aoki reaches on a throwing error (E6), runner on first. Higashide flies out to center. Soyogi hits a 2-run homer. Amaya grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
A. Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Kurihara hits a single to left. Hirose hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Akamatsu flies out to second. Kura pops out to the catcher. T. Aoki flies out to left.
Top of the 1st
Araki flies out to right. Ibata hits a single to left. Morino strikes out looking. Blanco hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Wada flies out to left.
Top of the 2nd
Koike grounds out to first. Oshima hits a single to center. Tanishige walks, runners on first and second. Ogasawara flies out to the pitcher on a bunt attempt, runners on first and second. Araka flies out to center.
Top of the 5th
Tanishige flies out to center. Y. Matsui hits a single to center. Araki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ibata grounds into a double play.
Top of the 6th
Kurihara gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a wild pitch. Hirose strikes out swinging. Kokubo flies out to center. Akamatsu flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th
Kura walks. T. Aoki attempts three bunts and fails. Higashide hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Soyogi flies out to center. Amaya flies out to center.
Top of the 9th
Blanco hits a broken bat single to left. Wada grounds into a double play. Hidenori, pinch-hitting for A. Shimizu, reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on second. Oshima grounds out to short.
Hiroshima is riding a four game winning streak against Chunichi. ... The Dragons have dropped their last two games in row. This was also the second time they were shutout out this year. ... The grand slam Kura (HIR) hit in the third was the first of his career. ... T. Aoki (HIR) recorded his first win of the year and his first complete game shutout of his career.