Nippon Ham Fighters vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 31842 | Hiroshima leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:35
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 4-2, 1.69 - Keisuke Imai (HIR) 0-0, 2.25
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G1, 6: G3, 8: G4|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: G5, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: F9, 6: G6, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-3||2: F9, 4: F4, 7: G1|
|3B||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-1||9: G3|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-4||2: G4, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: 1B (SB), 9: G4|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: F8, 7: BB|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-3||3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: f3|
|(P)||Darvish, Yu||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: L4, 8: SO|
|Tanimoto, Keisuke, L||2/3||15||4||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.571|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||2-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: 1B (SB), 8: G4|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G5, 6: 1B (SB), 8: G6|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: BB (CS), 6: SO, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: F8, 9: 2B|
|(LF)||Fiorentino, Jeff||1-for-2||2: BB, 4: G4, 7: 1B|
|PR-LF||Nakahigashi, Naoki||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(RF)||Akamatsu, Masato||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: S5, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: DP, 7: G5|
|(C)||Aizawa, Tsubasa||0-for-3||3: F5, 5: SO, 7: G6|
|(P)||Maeda, Kenta||0-for-3||3: G6, 6: G4, 8: F7|
|Maeda, Kenta, W||9||121||33||32||6||0||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.671|
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanimoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Amaya flies out to left. Kurihara hits a double to left. Nakahigashi grounds out to short, runner on third. Akamatsu hits a walk-off RBI single to center.
Top of the 5th
Itoi hits a double to left and get thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Takahashi hits a single to left. M. Kaneko flies out to center. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Darvish lines out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
K. Maeda grounds out to second. Higashide hits a single to center. Soyogi reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Double steals, runners on second and third. Amaya strikes out swinging. Kurihara flies out to center.
Top of the 7th
Koyano grounds out to the pitcher. Itoi hits an infield single. Takahashi flies out to center. Itoi steals second. M. Kaneko walks, runners on first and second. Tsuruoka fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
Fiorentino hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akamatsu. Nakahigashi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fiorentino. Kokubo grounds out to third. Aizawa grounds out to short.
The Carp snapped a 3-game slide. ... The Fighters 5-game winning streak comes to an end. ... Maeda (HIR) bounced back from a sub-par outing on 5/9 against the Tigers with a 6-hit, complete game shutout (his first shutout of the year). He improved to 6-2. ... Tanimoto (HAM) took the loss for the Fighters and is now 1-2 on the year. ... Darvish (HAM) did not factor into the decision, but did manage to extend his scoreless inning streak to 28 innings. He was also pitching with a pitch count. ... Akamatsu (HIR) picked up his first walk-off hit of his career.