Hiroshima Carp vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 38157 | Hanshin leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 3:25
Potential Starters: Takahiro Aoki (HIR) 1-1, 2.70 - Casey Fossum (HAN) 1-0, 2.12
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-5, 1 R||1: F9, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G5, 9: L1|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B (SB), 3: F6, 5: F6, 8: 1B, 9: G4|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||2-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: SO, 4: L4, 5: 2B, 8: HR|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||0-for-2||2: HBP, 4: F8, 5: G4|
|RF||Iwamoto, Takahiro||0-for-1||8: F7|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Akamatsu, Masato||3-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 5: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Kura, Yoshikazu||1-for-4, 1 R||2: L6, 5: 1B, 6: DP, 8: F8|
|(P)||Aoki, Takahiro||0-for-1||3: F8|
|PH||Aizawa, Tsubasa||1-for-1, 1 RBI||5: 1B|
|PH||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Maeda, Tomonori||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Kishimoto, Hideki||1 1/3||23||7||7||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.929|
|Takahashi, Ken, L||2/3||37||8||7||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||5||5||7.313|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: G6, 2: G5, 5: G6, 7: SO, 8: HR|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||3-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: G4, 7: 2B, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: E4, 3: 1B (BrO), 5: 2B, 7: F8, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 2 R||1: HBP, 3: 2B, 5: F9, 7: SO, 8: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4, 2 R, 5 RBI||1: HR, 3: G4, 6: E5, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4||1: F7, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||2-for-4||1: 1B, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-2||1: F9, 4: G3|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||6: F9|
|LF||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-0, 1 R||8: BB|
|(P)||Fossum, Casey||0-for-2||2: F8, 4: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||6: SO|
|PH||Yano, Akihiro||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||8: 1B|
|Fossum, Casey||4 2/3||91||22||21||7||0||4||0||1||0||0||0||4||4||3.323|
|Watanabe, Ryo, H||1 1/3||12||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.540|
|Nishimura, Ken, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.647|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, W||1||20||7||7||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.857|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
T. Aoki on the mound for Hiroshima
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and third. Arai gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Jojima hits a grand slam. Brazell flies out to left. Sakura hits a single to left. S. Fujikawa flies out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
T. Aoki on the mound for Hiroshima
Toritani hits a single to center. Arai hits a double to left, Toritani gets thrown out at home, runner on third. Jojima drives in a run with a ground out to second. Brazell flies out to center.
Top of the 5th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Akamatsu hits a double to center. Kura hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Aizawa, pinch-hitting for T. Aoki, hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Higashide grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Soyogi hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Amaya flies out to short. Kurihara clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Fossum.
Hirose grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Amaya hits a single to left. Kurihara hits a 2-run homer. Iwamoto flies out to left. Kokubo hits an infield single. Akamatsu hits a single to left, runners advance to second and third on throw. Kura files out to center. T. Maeda, pinch-hitting for Yokoyama, flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Takahashi on the mound for Hiroshima
Jojima hits a single to center. Brazell hits a single to right. Sakurai grounds out to third, runners on second and third. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Kano walks to load the bases. Yano, pinch-hitting for Kubota, hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Murton hits a grand slam. Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani flies out to center.
Pitching change: Takeuchi in for Takahashi.
Arai grounds out to short.
Top of the 1st
Higashide flies out to right. Soyogi grounds out to first. Amaya hits an infield single and steals second. Kurihara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Hirose gets hit by a pitch. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Akamatsu grounds out to second, runner on second. Kura lines out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Jojima reaches on a fielding error (E5). Brazell strikes out swinging. Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kanemoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for S. Fujikawa.
Pitching change: Bale in for Kishimoto.
Kanemoto flies out to right. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Murton strikes out looking. Hirano hits a double to left. Toritani flies out to center. Arai strikes out swinging.
The Tigers have won two games in a row. ... The Carp have dropped three in a row. ... Kubota (SOF) picked up his second win this month and is now 3-1 on the year. ... Takahashi (HIR) lost his second straight decision and is now 4-3. ... The grand slam Murton (HAN) hit in the 8th was his first in Japan. It seems it was also his wife's 26th birthday today. ... The last time Jojima (HAN) drove in 5 RBIs was back on 6/3/2004 vs Orix. The grand slam Jojima hit in the first was his second of the season. ... Kurihara (HIR) has collected 2-hits in each of his last 5 straight games.