Hanshin Tigers vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 28892 | Seibu leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:25
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 3-4, 3.14 - Kazuhisa Ishii (SEI) 6-3, 3.88
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 8th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G4, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: BB, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 4: G4, 7: E4, 9: G6|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: F3|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 4: 1B, 5: F4, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-3, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 5: G3|
|1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||7: E5 (BrO)|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F7, 4: 2B, 6: 2B (SB), 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: G5, 6: G6|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: G3|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-4||2: F7, 4: E6, 6: G6, 8: 1B (BrO)|
|Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, W||7||101||30||27||7||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.060|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd, 8th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 2: S8, 4: 1B (SB), 7: F7, 9: f5|
|(3B)||Abe, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: F8, 2: F7, 4: F8, 7: 1B|
|PH||Saito, Shogo||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||2-for-5||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G5, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: F7, 3: F8, 5: G1, 8: BB|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-4||2: f5, 3: E4, 5: f5, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: BB, 3: BB, 6: F9, 8: HR|
|(LF)||Sato, Takahiko||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: DP, 6: F7|
|PH-LF||Oshima, Hiroyuki||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(1B)||Hirao, Hiroshi||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G5|
|PH-1B||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-1||8: DP|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: SO|
|PH-C||Yoshimi, Taichi||0-for-1||7: F8|
|PH||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-1||9: 2B|
|Ishii, Kazuhisa, L||3||56||13||12||3||1||5||1||0||0||1||0||3||3||4.121|
|Hsu, Ming-Chieh||2 2/3||43||14||14||5||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||2||3.881|
Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
K. Ishii on the mound for Seibu
Toritani strikes out swinging. Hirano hits a double to right. Murton hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Arai hits a 2-run homer. Brazell flies out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Brown fouls out to third. Takayama walks. G.G. Sato hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hirao hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Hosokawa hits a single to right, bases loaded. Kataoka hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to left.
Top of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Arai hits a single to left. Brazell hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Jojima hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Sakurai grounds out to third. Asai reaches on a fielding error (E6) and a run scores, runners on first and third. Toritani hits an RBI double, runners on second and third. Hirao strikes out swinging. Murton grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Tanaka on the mound for Seibu
Murton reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. Arai strikes out swinging. Sekimoto reaches on an error (E5) and a run scores, runners on second and third. Jojima hits an RBI single to center, Sekimoto is thrown out running the bases, runner on second. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Tsutsui on the mound for Hanshin
Kuriyama walks. Brown strikes out swinging. Takayama hits a 2-run homer.
Pitching change: Uezono in for Tsutsui.
Oshima, pinch-hitting for G.G. Sato, hits a single to center. Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Hirao, grounds into a double play.
Top of the 3rd
Toritani grounds out to second. Hirao walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Murton strikes out swinging. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Nakajima hits a single to right. Kuriyama flies out to center. Brown reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and second. Takayama walks to load the bases. G.G. Sato grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 4th
Hirao flies out to center. Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Kataoka hits an infield single and steals second. Abe flies out to center.
Top of the 6th
Jojima hits a double to left. Sakurai grounds out to short. Asai grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Takekuma in for Hsu.
Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Jojima steals third, runners on first and third. Hirano flies out to left.
Top of the 8th
Asai hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Toritani flies out to center, runner on third. Hirano hits a grounder to first, Asai gets thrown out at third.
Bottom of the 9th
Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, hits a double to left. Kataoka fouls out to third. Saito, pinch-hitting for Abe, strikes out swinging. Nakajima strikes out swinging.
The Lions took the Inter-league series, 3-1.
The Tigers are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 6 games above 500. ... The Lions' 4-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 15 games above 500.
Shimozono (HAN) won his second consecutive start and even his record out to 4-4. ... K. Ishii (SEI) lost his second consecutive start and is now 6-4.
Brazell (HAN) fouled a ball off his face in the 5th inning and was taken to the hospital after finishing his at bat -- he got some treatment in the dugout before returning to his at bat.