Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 21476 | Lotte leads series, 4-3-0 | Time: 2:55
Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-3, 3.54 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 5-0, 3.30
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: BB, 5: F8, 7: G1|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-3||1: S1, 2: SO, 5: G5, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-3||1: F8, 3: G4, 6: f3, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-4||1: G5, 3: G5, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: L5|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: f5, 7: G6, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: E3, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3||2: BB, 5: G1, 7: 1B, 9: G3|
|Nagai, Satoshi, L||6 2/3||113||30||27||7||0||3||2||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.574|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: f2, 3: G6, 5: f2, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||0-for-3||1: F8, 4: G6, 6: F9, 7: BB|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G3, 6: F8, 7: G3|
|(1B)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-4||2: G3, 4: G6, 6: G4, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G4, 5: G6, 7: BB, 8: F9|
|(DH)||Takehara, Naotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||2: f3, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: G6|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||3-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 2B|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-1||3: S3, 5: E5|
|PH||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-1||7: G6|
|Murphy, Bill, W||7||130||28||24||3||0||6||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||3.038|
|Yabuta, Yasuhiko, H||1||17||4||3||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.570|
|Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, S||1||17||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.824|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz walks. Takasu flies out to center. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Watanabe walks to load the bases. Hijirisawa walks in a run, bases loaded. Shima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Saburo walks. Takehara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Satozaki hits an RBI single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Kim, pinch-hitting for Okada, grounds out to short. Nishioka strikes out swinging. Imae clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Iguchi walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Nagai.
Omatsu grounds out to first.
Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima. Teppei flies out to center, runners on third. Nakamura ground sout to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
Satozaki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Okada. Nishioka strikes out swinging. Imae grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th
Saburo grounds out to short. Takehara hits a single to center. Satozaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Okada reaches on a fielding error (E5), bases loaded. Nishioka grounds out to first, bases loaded. Imae fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 7th
Ruiz strikes out looking. Takasu grounds out to short. Kusano reaches on a fielding error, runner on first. Watanabe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher.
The series ended in a 1-1 tie due to the rain-out on Friday.
The Marines are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 37-26-2 (2nd place). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 30-34-1 (5th place).
Murphy (LOT) picked up the win and is now 6-0 in 6 starts this season. H. Kobayashi (LOT) saved his 12th game of the year. ... Nagai (RAK) suffered his first loss since 4/27 (vs Softbank) and is now 4-4 on the year.
Muphy (LOT) became the first Lotte foreign pitcher since Leo Kiely (1953) to start the season with 6 straight wins. He's also the first foreign NPB pitcher since Brian Falkenborg (2009) to start the season with 6 wins.