Seibu Lions vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 39756 | Seibu leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:16
Potential Starters: Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 5-3, 3.36 - Keiji Uezono (HAN) 2-2, 3.53
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 7th, 8th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-3, 2 R||1: 1B (SB), 2: 2B, 5: F8, 7: BB (SB) (BrO), 9: BB|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 2: G1, 5: 1B (SB), 7: BB, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: SO, 7: F8, 9: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Takeya||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: IBB, 7: G4, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Brown, Dee||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: F8, 5: F7, 8: BB|
|PR-LF||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-0, 1 RBI||9: S8|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: SO, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-1||1: SO, 4: S1|
|PH-1B||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-1||6: SO|
|PH||Sato, Takahiko||0-for-1||8: F8|
|3B||Hara, Takuya||0-for-1||9: G3|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: S1, 6: E9, 9: 3B|
|(P)||Wakui, Hideaki||0-for-3||2: F4, 4: G6, 6: SO|
|PH||Osaki, Yutaro||0-for-1||9: f5|
|Wakui, Hideaki, W||8||134||31||27||5||1||7||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.145|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th, 8th)
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-3||1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 8: BB|
|(SS)||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: F5, 6: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 6: G1, 8: DP|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: 2B, 7: BB, 9: F8|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: L1, 7: DP, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Katsuragi, Ikuro||1-for-4||2: G3, 4: f2, 7: 1B, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-4||3: SO, 5: f3, 7: SO, 9: F9|
|(P)||Fossum, Casey||0-for-1||3: G6|
|PH||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-1||5: F8|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Fossum, Casey, L||5||101||23||19||6||0||5||2||0||2||0||0||3||3||4.456|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Kataoka hits a single to center. Kuriyama strikes out swinging as Kataoka steals second. Nakajima hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Brown flies out left. Takayama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Takayama steal second, runners on second and third. Hirao strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima strikes out looking. Katsuragi grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Takayama hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hirao. Hosokawa hits a squeeze bunt to drive in the run. Wakui grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Hosokawa hits a triple to center. Osaki, pinch-hitting for Wakui, fouls out to third. Kataoka walks, runners on first and third. Kuriyama drives in a run with a grounder to second, everyone is safe on an error (E2), runners on second and third. Nakajima hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Nakamura walks to load the bases. Sato hits a sac fly, runners on first and second. Takayama hits a single to left, bases loaded. Hara grounds out to first.
Top of the 2nd
Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Wakui flies out to second. Kataoka hits a double to left. Kuriyama grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 3rd
Sakurai strikes out swinging. Fossum grounds out to short. Hirano hits a double right. Saka flies out to third.
Bottom of the 4th
Murton hits single to center. Arai flies out to center. Brazell hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Jojima lines out to the pitcher. Katsuragi fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 5th
Kataoka flies out to center. Kuriyama hits a single to center. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Kuriyama steals second. Nakamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Brown flies out to left.
Top of the 6th
Takayama strikes out swinging. Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Hirao, strikes out swinging. Hoskawa reaches on a fielding error (E7), runner on second. Wakui strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Kataoka walks and steals second. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima flies out to center, Kataoka caught off second for the double play, runner on first. Nakamura grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Egusa, strikes out swinging. Hirano walks. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Saka, walks, runners on first and second. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Murton walks to load the bases. Arai grounds into a double play.
The Lions won their third game in a row and are now 15 games above 500. ... The Tigers dropped their second game in a row and are now 3 games above 500. ... Wakui (SEI) got the win for the Lions and improved to 6-3. ... Fossum (HIR) dropped his second start in a row and evened his record out to 2-2.