Hanshin Tigers vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 41422 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:40
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 3-4, 3.57 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 3-4, 3.44
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th, 10th)
|(2B-CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-5||1: G4, 3: 1B, 6: G1, 8: F8, 10: L1|
|(SS-2B)||Maeda, Yamato||1-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: G4, 11: 1B|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-5, 1 R||1: G6, 4: E5, 6: G6, 8: 1B, 11: 1B|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||3-for-5||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: G3, 8: G4, 11: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: L5, 4: DP, 7: 1B, 9: G6, 11: S8|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: F7, 4: G4, 7: F8, 9: G3|
|1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||11: G3|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-5||2: G6, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: G5, 11: f2|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||2-for-4||3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: F9, 10: 1B (BrO)|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-2||3: G1, 5: G5|
|PH||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||8: HR|
|SS||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-0||10: S1|
|Kubo, Yasutomo||7 2/3||126||31||27||5||0||1||2||1||1||0||0||1||1||3.311|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji||1 1/3||24||4||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0.750|
|Watanabe, Ryo, W||2||28||7||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.931|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F7, 3: G4, 5: F6, 8: 1B, 10: G4|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||2-for-4||1: F8, 3: G6, 5: BB, 8: 1B, 10: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-4||1: HBP, 3: F7, 5: G6, 8: DP, 10: G5|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G3, 4: F4, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|PR-DH||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-1||11: F6|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: F8, 9: HR, 11: L3|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-5||2: G4, 4: G6, 6: G1, 9: SO, 11: G6|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: F8|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-3||2: BB, 5: E5, 7: G6, 9: F7|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-3||2: F9, 5: S1, 7: G5, 10: G1|
|Takeda, Masaru||7 1/3||90||28||28||7||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||3.176|
|Miyanishi, Naoki||1 2/3||15||5||4||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0.500|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, L||1||17||6||5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.473|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Murton reaches on a throwing error (E5). Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. A run scores when Arai hits into a double play. Brazell grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Toritani, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, hits a solo homer. Hirano flies out to center.
Pitching change: Wolfe in for M. Takeda.
Yamato grounds out to second. Murton hits a single to right. Kanemoto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hashin
Defense: Hirano takes over in center.
Tanaka hits a single to left. Morimoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds into a double play, runner on third. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first.
Pitching change: K. Fujikawa in for Kubo.
Konta enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Konta is caught trying to steal second.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Sekimoto takes over at first.
Koyano hits a solo homer. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Ono flies out to left.
Top of the 11th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tateyama on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamato hits an infield single. Murton hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto hits a single to right, bases loaded. Arai hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second. Sekimoto grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Jojima fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 2nd
Koyano hits a double to right. Takahashi hits a grounder to second, Koyano get thrown out running the bases, Takahashi to second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging. Ono walks, runners on first and second. M. Kaneko flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Ono reaches on a fielding error (E5) and advances to second on a sac bunt by M. Kaneko. Tanaka flies out to short. Morimoto walks, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Kanemoto grounds out to frist. Arai hits a single to left. Brazell flies out to center. Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sakurai flies out to right.
Top of the 10th
Sakurai hits an infield single and advances to second on sac bunt by Saka. Hirano lines out to the pitcher and Sakurai gets doubled off second.
The Tigers and Fighters ended Inter-league series tied at two games a piece.
The Tigers won their second game in a row and are now 5 games above 500. ... The Fighters dropped their second game in a row and are now 8 games under 500. The Fighters also lost two games in a row for the first time during Inter-league play this season. ... Watanabe (HAN) picked up his first win of the season and is 1-0. K. Fujikawa (HAN) had his second straight 1+ inning outing. ... Tateyama (HAM) suffered his first loss of the year and is now 0-1. ... Toritani (HAN) recorded his first pinch-hit home run of his pro career.