Yomiuri Giants vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 36076 | Softbank leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 8-1, 2.21 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 8-3, 3.55
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-5||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: G5, 9: F8|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-5||1: F5, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: SO, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4||1: F8, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: G3|
|(DH)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: BB, 6: SO, 8: G4|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||1: f5, 3: F9, 6: F6, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: f3, 6: SO|
|PH||Lee, Seung-Yeop||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(CF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F9, 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: 2B|
|(1B)||Ota, Taishi||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: G6, 7: SO|
|PH||Kudo, Takahito||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G4|
|PH||Odajima, Masakuni||0-for-0||7: BB|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 2B|
|Tono, Shun, L||7 1/3||118||32||27||7||1||2||3||1||1||0||0||4||4||2.455|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: L3, 4: G3, 7: F8|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-3||1: S2, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(3B)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-2||1: F8, 3: F9, 5: HBP|
|PR-3B||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-1||7: F8|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: F5, 8: G3|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: F5, 8: HR|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-1||1: BB, 3: BB, 5: F8, 8: BB|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: F7, 6: F7|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G1|
|Wada, Tsuyoshi, W||7||102||28||25||4||0||7||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||3.231|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||10||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.574|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Ortiz flies out to center. Matsunaka hits an RBI single to to center, runner on first. Tamura walks, runners on first and second. Petagine walks to load the bases. Hawsegawa hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and second. Petagine gets picked off second.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Matsunaka grounds out to first. Tamura hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Tono.
Petagine walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Egawa. Hasegawa strikes out swigning. Nakazawa enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Akashi.
Pitching change: Obispo in for Hoshino.
Egawa gets thrown out trying to steal second.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Abe flies out to center. Lee, pinch-hitting for Chono, hits an infield single. Kamei hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Kudo, pinch-hitting for Ota, hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and third. Tani, pinch-hitting for Terauchi, hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Sakamoto flies out to center. Takahashi grounds out to short.
Top of the 1st
Sakamoto hits an infield single. Takahashi flies out to third. Ogasawara flies out to center. Ramirez hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Abe fouls out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Sakamoto hits a single to left. Takahashi flies out to left. Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Runner advances to third on wild pitch. Ramirez walks, runners on first and third. Abe flies out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd
Honda grounds out to the pitcher. Ortiz flies out to right. Matsunaka hits an infield single. Tamura hits an infield single, runners on second and third. Petagine walks to load the bases. Hasegawa grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Honda hits a single to center. Ortiz gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Matsunaka flies out to third. Tamura flies out to third. Morimoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ortiz. Petagine flies out to center.
The Hawks won their third straight game and are now 36-26-2 (3rd place, 10 games above 500). ... The Giants dropped their second straight game and are now 36-23-0 (1st place, 13 games above 500).
Wada (SOF) recorded his 5th consecutive win and is now 9-3. This was also Wada's 5th Inter-league victory of the year and 18th of his career. ... Tono's (YOM) 8-game winning streak came to an end. He is now 8-2.
Ota (YOM) was in the starting line-up for the first time in his pro career.
Ortiz (SOF) was taken out of the game in the 5th inning after he was hit by a pitch on his left wrist.
Softbank: Tamura (11)