Yomiuri Giants vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 36712 | Nippon Ham leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 2:32
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 5-0, 2.89 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 5-1, 3.98
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd, 4th, 8th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G2, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: E4, 5: HBP, 8: DP|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 8: f5|
|(DH)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: DP, 6: G4, 9: F9|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: F8, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-3||2: G1, 4: BB, 6: G6, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: DP, 7: F4, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Lee, Seung-Yeop||0-for-3||2: F9, 5: F7, 7: SO|
|(CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: HBP (SB), 7: F8|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, L||5 2/3||111||27||25||8||0||2||1||0||1||0||0||6||4||3.349|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||2-for-4, 2 R||1: F7, 3: 1B (SB), 4: 1B (CS), 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: F8, 5: F7, 6: 3B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G4, 3: BB, 5: E6, 6: G4|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G4, 3: 1B, 5: f2, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F4, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: E4|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3, 2 RBI||2: E3, 3: 2B, 6: F9, 7: BB|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B (SB), 3: F8, 6: 1B, 7: DP|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: F4, 6: S1, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: SO, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: F8|
|Keppel, Bobby, W||7||89||27||23||3||0||4||2||2||0||0||0||1||1||3.600|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Chono grounds out to second. Sakamoto hits a single to left. Furuki reaches on an error (E4), runners on first and second. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 4 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
M. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits an infield single. Morimoto flies out to center. Tanaka steals second, a catching error (E6) after a throw from the catcher, allows Tanaka to advance to third. Inaba walks, runners on first and third. Nioka hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Takahashi hits an RBI single to left, runners advance to second and third on throwing error (E7). Itoi clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Koyano flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th - 3 run, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Itoi flies out to right. Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tsuruoka. M. Kaneko hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Utsumi.
Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto clears the bases with a 2-run triple, runner on third. Inaba grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Sakamoto grounds out to the catcher. Furuki walks. Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Ramirez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd
Nioka grounds out to second. Takahashi flies out to second. Itoi reaches on a fielding error (E3) and advances to second. Koyano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Koyano steals second, runners on second and third. Tsuruoka grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Lee flies out to left. Chono gets hit by a pitch. Sakamoto strikes out swinging. Chono steals second. Furuki gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Ogasawara grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Nioka flies out to center. Takahashi reaches on a fielding error (E4). Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds into a double play.
The Fighters won their second game in a row and are now 8 games under 500. ... The Giants had their 3-game winning streak snapped and are now 13 games above 500. ... Keppel (HAM) won his 5th consecutive start in a row and improved to 5-1 on the year. ... Utsumi (YOM) suffered his first loss of the season and is now 5-1. ... The Giants committed 5 errors and grounded into three double plays. ... Morimoto (HAM) had some fun with Keppel (HAM) and his interpreter during the hero interview after the game.