Hanshin Tigers vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 20383 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:49
Potential Starters: Casey Fossum (HAN) 2-2, 4.46 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 3-3, 3.86
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-2, 1 R||1: F7, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|PR-SS||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||4-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: L6, 6: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4, 1 RBI||2: DP, 4: G5, 6: G5, 7: F9, 9: S9|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||3-for-5, 1 R||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI||3: BB, 4: DP, 6: BB, 8: G5, 9: HR|
|(LF)||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: G3, 6: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||8: HBP|
|PR-CF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-4||3: G5, 5: L5, 7: SO, 8: SO|
|Uezono, Keiji, W||1||13||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.259|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 R||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: S1, 7: S1, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|2B||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||2-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: SE, 7: 2B, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: IBB, 9: G5|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3||2: 1B, 3: G1, 5: G4, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3||2: F9, 4: SO, 6: BB, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 6: F9|
|PH||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-1||8: F9|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: G1, 6: DP, 8: G5|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-2, 2 R||3: G6, 5: BB, 7: BB, 8: G6|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||1/3||21||4||3||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Katayama, Hiroshi, H||1 1/3||17||5||4||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.286|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, H||1/3||6||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.333|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L||1||34||8||6||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||5||3.000|
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Jojima walks. Katsuragi strikes out looking. Sakurai grounds out to third, runner on second. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Hirano hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Murton hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto lines out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
N. Watanabe grounds out to short. Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Takasu grounds out to short, runner on second. Teppei walks, runners on first and second. Nakamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
N. Watanabe walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Takasu hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Teppei reaches on an error (E1), runners on first and second. Nakamura grounds out to second, runners on second and third. Yamasaki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Egusa on the mound for Hanshin
N. Watanabe walks and advances to second on sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Takasu grounds out to second, runner on third. Teppei hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Egusa.
Nakamura gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yamasaki walks to load the bases. Ruiz strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th - 5 runs, hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Hiraishi takes over in left.
Toritani walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Yamato steals second. Hirano gets on base with a bunt single, runners on first and third. Murton strikes out swinging. Kanemoto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Arai hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Jojima hits a 3-run homer. S. Fujikawa flies out to center.
Top of the 5th
Katsuragi grounds out to first. Sakurai lines out to third. Toritani walks. Hirano hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Murton flies out to center.
Top of the 6th
Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Arai grounds out to third. Brazell hits a single to center. Jojima walks, runners on first and second. Katsuragi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Sakurai strikes out swinging. Toritani hits a single to center. Hirano hits a single to left, runners on second and third. Murton walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Aoyama.
Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Arai flies out to right.
Top of the 8th
Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima grounds out to third. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Katsuragi, gets hit by a pitch. S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Katayama.
S. Fujikawa steals second. Sakurai strikes out swinging.
The Eagles and Tigers ended Inter-league series tied at two games a piece.
The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games. They are now 5 games above 500. ... The Eagles' 4-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 4 games under 500. ... Uezono (HAN) got the win and is now 3-2 on the year. ... Kawagishi (RAK) gave up 5 runs in the 9th and lost his first game of the year. He is now 2-1.