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Rakuten Eagles 10 – Yomiuri Giants 4 (June 6, 2010)

by on Jun.06, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 10 14 0
Yomiuri 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 0

Attendance: 45703 | Rakuten leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:09

Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 7-3, 2.48 - Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 4-2, 3.06

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th, 9th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 2-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: L1, 7: 1B, 8: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: S1, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: HR, 8: G4
2B Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3 1: G4, 3: F9, 6: BB, 7: BB, 9: 1B
(3B-1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 4: HR, 6: DP, 7: 1B, 9: DP
(1B) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 4: G4, 6: HR, 7: G6, 9: SO
P Aoyama, Koji 0-for-0
(LF) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: G4, 6: G4, 8: G4
LF Makida, Akihisa 0-for-0
(C) Shima, Motohiro 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: L3, 4: SO, 7: 2B, 8: HR
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 2-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: SO, 8: 1B
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro 0-for-3 2: G4, 5: SO, 7: f2
PH Ruiz, Randy 1-for-1, 1 R, 2 RBI 8: HR
P Katayama, Hiroshi 0-for-0
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 7 112 29 27 8 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 2.585
Katayama, Hiroshi 1 17 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.241
Aoyama, Koji 1 25 7 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.857
9 154 40 37 12 1 11 2 0 1 0 0 4 4

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 3-for-5, 1 R 1: 2B, 2: SO, 5: F9, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(1B-RF) Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: BB, 3: G5, 6: SO, 7: G4, 9: 2B
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-4 1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO, 9: BB
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-5 1: G4, 3: DP, 6: f3, 8: 1B, 9: G5
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: HR, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: SO
P Toyoda, Kiyoshi 0-for-0
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 0-for-3 1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4
P Obispo, Wirfin 0-for-0
PH-C Odajima, Masakuni 0-for-1 8: SO
(CF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G3, 7: 1B, 9: G6
(2B) Furuki, Shigeyuki 1-for-4 2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(P) Nishimura, Kentaro 0-for-1 2: S1, 5: L4
P Kaneto, Norihito 0-for-0
1B Lee, Seung-Yeop 1-for-2, 1 R 7: F7, 9: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishimura, Kentaro, L 6 2/3 104 29 27 9 4 6 1 0 1 0 0 7 7 3.771
Kaneto, Norihito 0/3 9 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.034
Obispo, Wirfin 1 1/3 24 7 7 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5.712
Toyoda, Kiyoshi 1 12 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.870
9 149 41 38 14 6 8 2 0 1 0 0 10 10

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 2 hits, 3 runs
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takasu.  Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third.  Nakamura hits a 2-run homer.  Yamasaki hits a double to right.  Kusano strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakamoto hits a double to left.  Takahashi walks, runners on first and second.  Ogasawara strikes out swinging.  Ramirez grounds out to second, runners on second and third.  Abe hits a 3-run homer.  Chono strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hits
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Nakamura hits a solo homer.  Yamasaki grounds out to second.  Kusano grounds out to second.  Shima strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Teppei walks.  Nakamura grounds into a double play.  Yamasaki hits a solo homer.  Kusano grounds out to second.

Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Shima hits a double to left.  N. Watanabe strikes out swinging.  Tanaka fouls out to the catcher.  Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw.  Takasu hits a 3-run homer.
Pitching change: Kaneto in for K. Nishimura.
Teppei walks.  Nakamura hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Obispo in for Kaneto.
Yamasaki grounds out to short.

Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Obispo on the mound for Yomiuri
Kusano grounds out second.  Shima hits a solo homer.  N. Watanabe hits a single to right.  Ruiz, pinch-hitting for Tanaka, hits a 2-run homer.  Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.  Takasu grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Kamei grounds out to short.  Furuki strikes out swinging.  Lee hits a single to center.  Sakamoto hits an infield single, runners on first and second.  Takahashi hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third.  Ogasawara walks to load the bases.  Ramirez grounds out to third.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 2nd
Kamei grounds out to second.  Furuki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Nishimura.  Sakamoto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
N. Watanabe hits a double to right.  Tanaka fails on three bunt attempts.  Hijirisawa lines out to the pitcher.  Takasu grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th
Takahashi strikes out looking.  Ogasawara hits an infield single.  Ramirez fouls out to first. Abe hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Chono grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th
Kamei hits a single to center.  Furuki strikes out swinging.  Lee flies out to left.  Sakamoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Takahashi grounds out to second.

Notes

The Eagles won their third straight game and are now just one game under 500. ... The Giants 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 13 games above 500. ... Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) won his fourth start in a row and improved to 8-3. ... K. Nishimura (YOM) took the loss for the Giants and is now 4-3. ... Abe (YOM) has hit at least one homer in the last three games (two on 6/4, one on 6/5 and one today).

The Eagles set a new club record for most homers in a game with 6.