Chunichi Dragons vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 15713 | Rakuten leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 3:01
Potential Starters: Edward Valdez (CHU) 1-2, 4.34 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 3-3, 3.79
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th, 9th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G1|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-4||1: F8, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||1: F4, 4: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: DP|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: F4, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Arai, Ryota||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: f3, 4: G6, 7: HR, 9: DP|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-3||3: L4, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|Valdez, Edward, L||4||95||19||16||5||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.909|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: G1, 4: F7, 7: G4|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-4||1: G5, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: 1B (CS), 5: F8, 8: G3|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G5, 4: BB, 5: SO, 8: 2B|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-3||2: G5, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: BB|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G6, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: G4|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-2, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: BB, 6: G6|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: F8, 4: 1B, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||2-for-3, 2 RBI||3: 1B, 4: 2B, 7: L4|
|Nagai, Satoshi, W||8||131||32||31||8||1||6||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.536|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, S||1||13||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.739|
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Valdez on the mound for Chunichi
Teppei hits an infield single and gets thrown out trying to steal second. Nakamura walks. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz walks, runners on first and second. Kusano walks to load the bases. Shima hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and third. N. Watanabe clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Hijirisawa flies out to left.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Arai hits a solo homer. Tanishige strikes out swinging. Araki grounds out to the pitcher. Oshima grounds out to short.
Top of the 3rd
Tanishige lines out to second. Araki hits a single to left. Oshima grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Morino grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Kusano hits a single to center. Shima flies out to center. N. Watanabe hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Takasu flies out to left.
Top of the 4th
Blanco flies out to center. Wada hits a single to left. Ibata flies out to second. Fujii hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Arai grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Tanishige strikes out looking. Araki flies out to right. Oshima hits a single to center. Morino hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Blanco strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 8th
Takasu grounds out to short. Teppei grounds out to first. Nakamura hits a double to right. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second. Uchimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Ruiz grounds out to second.
The Eagles are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now just one game under 500. ... The Dragons lost their third straight game and are now at 500. ... Nagai (RAK) got the win and is now 2-0 in 6 starts since his last loss on 4/27. He is now 4-3. Kawagishi (RAK) saved his 10th game of the year. ... Valdez (CHU) took the loss and is now 0-3 in his last 6 starts since his last victory on 4/1. He is now 1-3. ... The homer Arai (CHU) hit in the 7th was the first of his pro career.