Softbank Hawks vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 15655 | Seibu leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 0-0, 4.50 - Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 8-3, 2.88
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: f9, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4||1: DP, 3: F9, 5: L4, 8: 1B (CS)|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: HBP, 6: f3, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: F8, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G4, 6: HR, 9: G5|
|(3B)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F3, 6: G5, 9: G4|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Shibahara, Hiroshi||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(LF)||Akashi, Kenji||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-2||2: G5, 5: G6|
|PH-C||Doue, Hayato||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Yamada, Hiroki, L||3 1/3||78||18||13||4||0||5||3||1||1||0||0||4||4||6.750|
|Kanazawa, Takehito||1 2/3||21||5||5||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.350|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: F9, 2: 3B, 4: F9, 7: 1B (CS), 8: G5|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G3, 2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||0-for-2||1: HBP, 2: BB (SB), 5: G6, 7: DP|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-4||1: SO, 2: F8, 5: F4, 8: F8|
|(LF)||Sato, Takahiko||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-2||2: F6, 3: SO, 6: HBP|
|PH-LF||Sato, Tomoaki||1-for-1, 1 R||8: 2B|
|(1B)||Hirao, Hiroshi||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: S1, 8: E5|
|PR-RF||Saito, Shogo||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B)||Abe, Masahiro||1-for-2, 2 R||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: BB|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||1-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||2: SO, 4: S1, 6: SO, 8: HR|
|Wakui, Hideaki, W||8||125||31||29||7||1||8||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||2.750|
Bottom of the 2nd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
G.G. Sato walks. Takayama flies out to short. Hirao hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Abe walks to load the bases. Hosokawa strikes out swinging. Kataoka clears the bases with a 3-run triple to center, runner on third. Kuriyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kuriyama steals second and advances to third on a passed ball. Nakajima walks, runners on first and third. Nakajima steals second, runners on second and third. Brown flies out to center.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Tamura fouls out to first. Matsunaka flies out to center. Petagine hits a solo homer. Ortiz grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Yang on the mound for Softbank
Brown flies out to center. G.G. grounds out to short. Sato, pinch-hitting for Oshima, hits a double to left. Hirao reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and third. Saito enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hirao. Saito steals second, runners on second and third. Abe walks to load the bases. Hosokawa hits a grand slam. Kataoka grounds out to third.
Top of the 1st
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda grounds into a double play. Tamura hits a single to right. Matsunaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Petagine strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda flies out to right. Tamura gets hit by a pitch. Matsunaka hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Petagine grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Abe hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Yamada.
Kataoka flies out toright. Kuriyama strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Takayama gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirao. Abe flies out to right, runner on third. Hosokawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Kawasaki hits a single to right. Honda hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Tamura strikes out swinging as both Kawasaki and Honda execute a double steal, Kawasaki to third, Honda gets thrown out at second. Matsunaka flies out to center.
The Lions stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 40-26-0 (1st place). They are also the first team in the NPB to reach 40 wins this year. ... The Hawks dropped their second straight game and are now 37-28-2 (3rd place).
Wakui (SEI) won his fourth consecutive start and improved to 9-3. ... Yamada (SOF) lost his first game of the season (and of his career). He is now 0-2 in two starts.
SOF: Petagine (2)
SEI: Hosokawa (4)