Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 35388 | Hanshin leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:48
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 3-4, 3.49 - Shinsuke Ogura (SOF) 2-1, 3.05
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(CF-LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 3B, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: G5|
|(2B-CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: 1B, 10: 1B|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: G5, 10: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4, 1 RBI||2: F7, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F8, 10: S8|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3||2: F9, 4: BB (SB), 6: BB, 8: SO, 10: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R, 1 RBI||10: S9|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-5||3: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: f5, 10: SO|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-0, 1 R||3: BB (SB), 5: S5, 7: S3|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|Egusa, Hirotaka, W||1||15||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.192|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1||23||5||3||0||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.458|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: G4, 5: G1, 7: 2B, 10: BB (SB)|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4||1: 3B (BrO), 3: G3, 5: G5, 7: F7, 10: BB|
|(DH)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-5||1: G6, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: SO, 10: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: BB, 6: G5, 8: F7, 10: F8|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||2: S1, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Lee, Bum-Ho||0-for-2||2: F4, 4: BB, 7: G5|
|3B||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-1||9: F4|
|(LF-RF)||Shibahara, Hiroshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F6, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|PH||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-1||10: SO|
|Katto, Keisuke, H||1||14||4||2||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.857|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||12||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.403|
|Settsu, Tadashi, L||1||27||6||4||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.250|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Ogura on the mound for Softbank
Brazell strikes out looking. Sakurai strikes out swinging. S. Fujikawa walks and steals second. Murton hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Hirano grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Ortiz strikes out swinging. Kokubo walks. Tamura hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Lee walks to load the bases. Shibahara hits an RBI single to left, Tamura is thrown out running the bases.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Hasegawa strikes out swinging. Lee grounds out to third. Shibahara hits a single to left. Yamazaki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawasaki hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Honda flies out to left.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Kidokoro takes over in center
Jojima hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Yamato steals second. Brazell fouls out to third. Sakurai grounds out to third. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kano enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton grounds out to third.
Top of the 10th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Settsu enters the game for Softbank
Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Arai hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yamato hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda hits a triple to right. Ortiz hits a grounder to short, Honda is thrown out trying to score, runner on first. Kokubo strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Tamura hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hasegawa. Lee flies out to second. Shibahara flies out to short.
Top of the 4th
Toritani strikes out swinging. Arai strikes out swinging. Kanemoto walks and steals second. Jojima walks, runners on first and second. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Sakurai hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by S. Fujikawa. Murton strikes out swinging. Hirano strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Brazell strikes out looking. Sakurai walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by S. Fujikawa. Murton grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th
Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani grounds out to third, runner on second. Arai flies out to center, runner on third. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 10th
Tanoue, pinch-hitting for Yamazaki, strikes out swinging. Kawasaki walks and steals second. Honda walks, runners on first and second. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Kokubo flies out to center.
The Tigers are now 6 games above 500. ... The Hawks 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 6 games above 500. ... Egusa (HAN) won his first game of the year. He's now 1-0. Fujikawa saved his 11th game of the season. ... Settsu (SOF) gave up runs in a game for the first time since 4/24 (vs Lotte and a span of 10 games, or 10.2 innings of work) and dropped his first game of the year; he is now 2-1. Mahara (SOF) surrendered his first run since 3/28 (vs Orix). That's a span of 16 games, or 18 innings of work. ... Murton (HAN) hit his first triple of his NPB career. ... Hiyama (HAN) collected his 108th career pinch-hit. That put him in a franchise tie for first with Goro Toi.