Chunichi Dragons vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 29652 | Nippon Ham leads series, 3-0-0 | Time: 2:38
Potential Starters: Yudai Kawai (CHU) 1-0, 1.47 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 4-4, 2.90
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: G1, 6: G6, 9: G6|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-2||1: G5, 4: G3|
|3B||Arai, Ryota||0-for-2||7: G4, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||2: G4, 5: G4, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: SO, 8: G4|
|(DH)||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-3||2: F7, 5: 1B (BrO), 8: G6|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-3||3: G4, 6: F4, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-1||3: F9, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(2B)||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: G5 (SB)|
|PH||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||8: G5|
|Kawai, Yudai, L||4 0/3||93||23||16||7||0||0||4||0||2||0||0||4||4||2.821|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th, 7th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||2-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: 1B (SB), 4: 1B, 6: F7|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S1, 2: S9, 4: F8, 6: F9|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB (SB), 2: G4, 4: F9, 7: F8|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-4||1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B (CS)|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-1, 1 R||1: BB, 3: S1, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||2-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G5, 5: S1, 8: HR|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-3||1: G3, 3: F4, 5: HBP, 8: F8|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: G1, 5: DP, 8: f3|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: L5, 8: SO|
|Keppel, Bobby, W||9||108||30||28||2||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.959|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 1 hit
Kawai on the mound for Chunichi
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano flies out to center, runners on first and third. Inaba steals second, runners on second and third. Itoi walks to load the bases. Nioka clears the bases with a 3-run double to left, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Chunichi
Tsuruoka hits a double to left. M. Kaneko grounds out to short. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tanaka steals second, runners on second and third. Morimoto hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Inaba grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Iwata on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Tani takes over at second.
Nioka hits a solo homer. Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Tsuruoka fouls out to first. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Koyano hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Itoi. Nioka grounds out to third. Yang (Yoh) flies out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Tsuruoka grounds out to the pitcher. M. Kaneko hits a single to center. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Morimoto flies out to center, runners on first and third. Inaba flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Koyano hits a single to center. Itoi walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: A. Shimizu in for Kawai.
Nioka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Yang (Yoh) gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Tsuruoka grounds into a double play.
Top of the 6th
Fujii flies out to second. Tanishige walks. T. Iwasaki grounds out to third, runner on first. T. Iwasaki steals second. Araki grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th
Blanco grounds out to second. Nomoto grounds out to short. Fujii hits an infield single. Tanishige walks, runners on first and second. Koike, pinch-hitting for T. Iwasaki, grounds out to third.
The Fighters on their second game in a row and are now 25-34-2 (6th place). ... The Dragons dropped their second game in a row and are now 30-31-1 (3rd place).
Keppel (HAM) extended his winning streak to 7 games with a 2-hit complete game shutout and is now 8-1 on the year. This was Keppel's first complete game of his NPB career. ... Kawai (CHU) took his first loss of the season and is now 1-1 this season.
Nippon Ham: Nioka (5)