Seibu Lions vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 42692 | Seibu leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:13
Potential Starters: Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 5-2, 4.01 - Keiji Uezono (HAN) 2-2, 3.53
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B (CS), 3: F7, 6: 1B, 8: L3|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G5, 6: S1, 8: HR|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Takeya||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: F3, 6: IBB, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Brown, Dee||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-3||2: S1, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Sato, Takahiko||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: S7, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(P)||Ishii, Kazuhisa||0-for-2||3: G3, 5: G1|
|PH||Saito, Shogo||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Ishii, Kazuhisa, W||6||88||24||21||5||0||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||3.578|
|Onodera, Chikara, H||1/3||7||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Hoshino, Tomoki, H||1/3||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8.379|
|Osada, Shuichiro, H||1 1/3||23||5||4||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.699|
|Sikorski, Brian, S||1||15||5||5||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.521|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: G3, 5: F8|
|PH-2B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||7: BB, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||1-for-2||1: S1, 3: SO, 5: 1B (CS)|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: F7|
|(LF-CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-3||2: HBP, 4: G1, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: F6|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 4: 1B, 7: BB, 9: HR|
|(SS)||Maeda, Yamato||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: S5|
|PH||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(P)||Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G6|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, L||6||91||24||19||5||0||8||2||0||2||0||0||2||2||3.750|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Nakamura hits an infield single. Brown walks, runners on first and second. Takayama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. G.G. Sato hits a sac fly to left, runner on third. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Kataoka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kuriyama. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Nakamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Brown hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Takayama strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Kataoka lines out to first. Kuriyama hits a solo homer. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Nakamura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sikorski on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at third.
Jojima flies out to short. Sakurai hits a solo homer. Toritani, pinch-hitting for Yamato, hits a single to right. Katsuragi, pinch-hitting for Sugiyama, strikes out swinging. Sekimoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Hirano walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by S. Fujikawa. Murton grounds out to third, runner on third. Arai strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd
Brazell gets hit by a pitch. Jojima flies out to center. Sakurai flies out to left. Yamato hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Shimoyanagi strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Hirano grounds out to first. S. Fujikawa strikes out swinging. Murton hits a single to center and advances all the way to third on a fielding error (E8). Arai flies out to center.
Bottom of the 7th
Sakurai walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamato. Kanemoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nishimura.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Onodera.
Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Sekimoto enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hirano.
Pitching change: Osada in for Hoshino.
Sekimoto walks, runners on first and second. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, flies out to left.
The Lions won their second game in a row and are now 14 games above 500. ... The Tigers 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 4 games above 500. ... K. Ishii (SEI) won his second start in a row and improved to 6-2. Sikorski (SEI) saved his 17th game. ... Shimoyanagi (HAN) dropped his third straight start and is now 2-4. ... G.G. Sato (SEI) played first for the first time since 2007.
Takashi Toritani (HAN) was held out of the starting line-up for the first time since 10/3/2007. Toritani is nursing a jammed right index finger that's ok for swinging the bat, but not quite there for fielding.