Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 35093 | Series tied, 1-1-0 | Time: 3:29
Potential Starters: Keiji Uezono (HAN) 2-1, 3.41 - Dennis Houlton (SOF) 4-4, 5.68
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: G4, 3: G4, 5: 1B (CS), 7: F9, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-2, 1 R||1: G3, 3: BB, 6: G6, 8: BB|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: G4, 6: F9, 8: 2B, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G3, 4: F6, 7: 1B, 8: f5|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B (BrO), 4: BB, 7: f2, 8: 2B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-3, 1 RBI||3: BB, 4: f7, 7: 1B, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: G3|
|PH-LF-1B||Katsuragi, Ikuro||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|PH||Takahashi, Mitsunobu||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(LF)||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-2||3: G1, 5: SO|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|RF-LF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||9: G5|
|Uezono, Keiji, L||4||55||16||16||5||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.533|
|Nishimura, Ken||1 2/3||21||5||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.779|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 5th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: 2B, 7: G6 (SB), 8: SO|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: DP, 3: F6, 5: 1B (BrO), 7: 2B, 8: G6 (SB)|
|(DH)||Ortiz, Jose||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 4: HR, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-5, 1 R||2: F9, 4: F7, 6: SO, 7: 1B, 8: G4|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: 2B, 4: G6, 6: F8, 7: HR|
|(LF-RF)||Shibahara, Hiroshi||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: HR, 6: 2B, 7: 1B|
|(3B)||Lee, Bum-Ho||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: F8|
|3B||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-0||7: BB|
|(CF)||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-2||2: G4, 5: SO|
|PH||Nakazawa, Tadaatsu||0-for-1||7: G6|
|PH-LF||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-1||7: G4|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||3-for-4, 1 R||3: F9, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|Houlton, Dennis, W||5||72||19||16||3||0||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.108|
|Fujioka, Yoshiaki, H||1 1/3||25||7||7||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||1||7.200|
|Katto, Keisuke, H||2/3||6||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.759|
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin
Ortiz hits a solo homer. Kokubo flies out to left. Tamura grounds out to short. Shibahara hits a solo homer. Lee flies out to center.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kawasaki on the mound for Hanshin
Akashi strikes out looking. Yamazaki hits a double to left. Kawasaki hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Nishimura in for Kawasaki.
Ortiz flies out to left and Honda is doubled off second.
Top of the 7th - 1 runs, 3 hits
Fujioka on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Morimoto takes over at third.
Kanemoto hits a single to left. Jojima fouls out to the catcher. Kanemoto steals second. Brazell hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Katsuragi, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kano.
Pitching change: Katto in for Fujioka.
Hiyama strikes out swinging. Murton flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 6 hits
Egusa on the mound for Hanshin
Nakazawa, pinch-hitting for Akashi, grounds out to short. Yamazaki hits a single to center. Kawasaki grounds out to short, runner on first. Kawasaki steals second. Honda hits an RBI double to left, runner advances to third on throwing error (E7).
Pitching change: Kubota in for Egusa.
Ortiz hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kokubo hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Tamura hits a 3-run homer. Shibahara hits a single to cener. Morimoto walks, runners on first and second. Hasegawa, pinch-hitting for Nakazawa, grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Mise on the mound for Softbank
Hirano walks. Toritani hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Arai grounds out to the pitcher. Kanemoto fouls out to third. Jojima hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Brazell flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ishikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Yamazaki hits a single to left. Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda grounds out to short, runner on first. Honda steals second. A wild pitch allows the runner to score. Ortiz walks. Kokubo grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kokubo flies out to right. Tamura hits a double to left. Shibahara grounds out to second, runner on second. Lee hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Akashi grounds out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Brazell walks. Sakurai hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kano fails on a sac bunt attempt, runners on first and second. Murton grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Hirano walks to load the bases. Toritani grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Kokubo strikes out swinging. Tamura flies out to center. Shibahara hits a double to left. Lee flies out to center.
Top of the 9th
M. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Katsuragi, flies out to center. S. Fujikawa grounds out to third. Murton walks. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Hirano, walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch. Toritani flies out to left.
The Hawks are now 7 games above 500. ... The Tigers are 5 games above 500. ... Houlton (SOF) picked up the win and improved to 5-4 on the year. ... Uezono (HAN) took the loss and evened his record out to 2-2. ... The Hawks sent 10 players to the plate in the 7th inning. ... Hasegawa (SOF) was not in the starting line-up for the first time this year.
Houlton (SOF) apparently hurt his right leg while running to cover first base in the 5th. It doesn't appear to be serious as Houlton told reporters he felt he wouldn't miss any practice. But pitching coach Ikuo Takayama didn't seem quite as convinced, saying that he thought the pain was bad enough to keep him from pitching. The team will likely take a wait-and-see approach with him.