Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 27143 | Nippon Ham leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 2:54
Potential Starters: Tomoya Yagi (HAM) 0-1, 10.00 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 0-1, 6.75
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: F8, 6: G6, 9: F4|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 4: F8, 7: G1, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3||1: G4, 4: F7, 7: G5, 9: HBP|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3||2: 1B (CS), 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4||2: 1B, 5: DP, 8: G5, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: G6, 8: SO|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||3: G5, 6: G6|
|PH||Ugumori, Atsushi||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-3||3: G6, 6: F7, 8: F8|
|Yagi, Tomoya, L||5||87||22||19||5||0||7||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||9.000|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G3, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-4||1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 5: 1B (SB), 8: F8|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-4||1: F3, 4: G5, 5: F4, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-2, 2 R||1: BB, 4: 2B, 5: SO, 8: HBP|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 2B|
|PR-DH||Fukuda, Shuhei||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-2, 1 R||2: F9, 4: BB, 6: F9|
|3B||Morimoto, Satoru||1-for-1, 1 RBI||8: 2B|
|(1B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G6, 4: 3B, 6: SO, 8: G5|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-2, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: S7, 7: G6|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-3||3: SO, 4: SO, 7: F7|
|Yamada, Hiroki, W||8 1/3||134||31||29||6||0||4||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||4.075|
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Yagi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsunaka grounds out to third. Tamura hits a double to center. Petagine hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ortiz walks, runners on first and second. Matsuda clears the bases with a 2-run triple to left, runner on third. Hasegawa hits a sac fly to left. Tanoue strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Miyanishi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Yang (Yoh) takes over at short; Ono is the new catcher.
Honda flies out to center. Matsunaka grounds out to third. Tamura gets hit by a pitch. Petagine hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Morimoto hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Matsuda grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Tanaka flies out to second. Morimoto hits a single to center. Inaba gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Settsu in for Yamada.
Itoi strikes out swinging. Nioka strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits an infield single. Matsunaka flies out to first. Honda steals second. Tamura walks, runners on first and second. Petagine strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda hits a single to left. Matsunaka flies out to second. Honda steals second. Tamura strikes out swinging.
The Fighters took the series, 2-1.
The Hawks stopped a 6-game losing streak and are now 38-32-2 (3rd place). ... The Fighters' 5-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 31-37-2 (6th place).
Yamada (SOF) recorded his first career win in his third career start. Yamada is now 1-1 on the year. ... Yagi (HAM) took the loss and is now 0-2 in three start so far this year.
Tanaka (HAM) finished the night 0-for-4, ending his hitting streak at 22 games.