Yomiuri Giants vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 36071 | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:13
Potential Starters: Kentaro Nishimura (YOM) 4-3, 3.77 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 8-2, 3.47
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 9th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||3-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4, 1 RBI||1: DP, 3: G4, 5: S9, 7: SO, 9: DP|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Ramirez, Alex||3-for-4||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||3-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: F5|
|(LF)||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F3, 4: DP, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Ota, Taishi||0-for-3||2: F9, 5: G6, 6: G4|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-2, 1 R||3: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH-1B||Lee, Seung-Yeop||0-for-2, 1 RBI||6: G4, 9: G4|
|Nishimura, Kentaro, L||2 1/3||48||11||9||3||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||2||2||3.919|
|Huang, Chih-Lung||1 1/3||37||10||9||4||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||4||4||11.571|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 8th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-3, 1 R||1: F7, 3: S1, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||3-for-4, 2 R||1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B, 4: 1B (SB), 7: F6|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: F8, 3: fc5, 4: 2B, 7: HR|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: BB, 3: HR, 4: F5, 7: G4|
|(1B)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-3||1: G5, 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: L5|
|(3B)||Morimoto, Satoru||1-for-4||2: G4, 3: SO, 5: F9, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(LF)||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-2||2: G3, 4: G4|
|PH-LF-1B||Egawa, Tomoaki||1-for-2||6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: f9, 6: G6, 8: DP|
|Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W||5||89||22||21||9||0||6||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||3.580|
|Katto, Keisuke, H||1 2/3||24||6||6||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.150|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.132|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||12||3||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.271|
Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 3 hits
K. Nishimura on the mound for Yomiuri
Yamazaki hits an infield single and advances to second on sac bunt by Kawasaki. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Huang in for K. Nishimura.
Tamura reaches on a fielder's choice, bases loaded. Matsunaka hits a grand slam. Petagine walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Hasegawa grounds out to first, runner on third. Morimoto strikes out looking.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Ogasawara hits a single to left. Ramirez reaches on an infield single, runners on first and second. Abe hits a single to left, bases loaded. Tani grounds into a double play, a runs scores, runner on third. Kamei strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Huang on the mound for Yomiuri
Akashi grounds out to second. Yamazaki fouls out to right. Kawasaki hits a single to center. Runner advances to second when Ota can't handle a pick-off throw at first (E3). Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Honda steals second, runners on second and third. Tamura clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Huang.
Matsunaka flies out to third.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sugiuchi on the mound for Softbank
Ota grounds out to short. Wakiya hits a single to center. Sakamoto hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Takahashi hits a sac fly to right, runner on third. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ramirez strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yang on the mound for Softbank
Abe hits an infield single. Tani hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kamei hits an infield single, a run scores on a throwing error (E4), runners on second and third. Ota grounds out to second. Odajima enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Wakiya.
Pitching change: Katto in for Yang.
Lee, pinch-hitting for Odajima, drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on third. Sakamoto flies out to center.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Honda flies out to short. Tamura hits a solo homer. Matsunaka grounds out to second. Petagine strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda hits an infield single. Tamura files out to center. Honda steals second. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Petagine grounds out to third.
Top of the 2nd
Ramirez hits a double to center. Abe hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Tani flies out to first. Kamei strikes out looking. Ota flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th
Hasegawa lines out to third. Morimoto hits a single to left and steals second. Egawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yamazaki grounds into a double play.
The Hawks took the Inter-league series, 3-1.
The Hawks won their fourth game in a row and are now 37-26-2 (3rd place). ... The Giants dropped their third straight game and are now 36-24-0 (1st place).
Sugiuchi (SOF) won his first game since 6/1 (vs Yakult) and improved to 9-2. Mahara (SOF) saved his 16th game of the year. ... K. Nishimura (YOM) dropped his second straight start and is now 4-4.
Matsunaka's (SOF) grand slam in the third was the 10th of his career.
K. Nishimura (YOM) left the game in the 3rd inning after a batted ball struck him in the chest.
Softbank: Matsunaka (4), Tamura (12)