Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 12543 | Softbank leads series, 8-2-0 | Time: 3:57
Potential Starters: J.D. Durbin (SOF) - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 5-4, 2.54
Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-6, 2 RBI||1: L3, 2: G4, 5: L4, 7: 1B, 9: F8, 10: 2B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: F6, 5: G5, 7: F8, 9: IBB, 10: 1B|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: F7, 8: G4|
|CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-2||9: SO, 10: SO|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B (CS), 6: G5, 8: G5|
|RF||Fukuda, Shuhei||0-for-0, 1 R||10: BB|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|PR-DH||Doue, Hayato||0-for-0||10: S5|
|(1B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-5||1: F7, 4: G6, 6: F4, 8: 1B, 10: G5|
|(3B)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3||1: G6, 4: L4, 7: 2B|
|PR-3B||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-1, 1 R||8: G1, 10: BB (SB)|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||3-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B (BrO), 4: 2B, 7: G1, 9: 1B, 10: IBB|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: S2, 4: F9, 7: F8, 9: S1, 10: 2B|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||1||11||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.992|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||15||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.540|
|Mahara, Takahiro, W||2||34||9||9||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.484|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: SO, 10: G3|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-5||1: DP, 4: G4, 5: DP, 8: SO, 10: 1B|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G4, 10: F5|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4||2: G1, 4: G4, 6: F9, 9: 2B|
|PR||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: 2B, 6: F8, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-4||2: DP, 4: G6, 7: F4, 9: 1B (BrO)|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-4||3: F9, 5: G6, 7: G4, 9: L3|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-3||3: G6, 5: HBP, 7: G3, 10: G5|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L||1||38||9||5||3||0||1||3||0||1||0||0||4||4||4.154|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kawasaki lines out to first. Honda hits an infield single. Matsunaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tamura hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Petagine hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Matsuda flies out to left. Ortiz grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Durbin on the mound for Softbank
Shima grounds out to second. Teppei hist an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third. Ruiz walks, runners on first and third. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Takasu grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Mahara on the mound for Softbank
Nakamura hits a double to left and gets replaced by a pinch-runner for Watanabe. Ruiz hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Takasu hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kusano lines out to first and Takasu is doubled off first.
Top of the 10th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Miyade takes over at first; Nishimura takes over at third.
Fukuda walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Doue. Matsuda grounds out to third, runner on third. Morimoto walks, runners on first and third. Morimoto steals second, runners on second and third. Hasegawa gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Tanoue hits a 2-run double to right, runners on second and third. Kawasaki clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Kidokoro strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Hasegawa hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanoue. Kawasaki hits a grounder to second and Hasegawa gets thrown out trying to score, runner on first. Honda flies out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher. Ruiz hits a single to right. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second. Takasu grounds into a double play.
Top of the 4th
Matsuda grounds out to short. Ortiz lines out to second. Hasegawa hits a double to center. Tanoue flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Kusano grounds out to short. Uchimura gets hit by a pitch. Hijirisawa hits a single to left. Shima grounds into a double play.
Top of the 7th
Ortiz hits a double to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Morimoto. Hasegawa fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Tanoue flies out to center. Kawasaki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Honda flies out to center.
Top of the 8th
Matsunaka grounds out to second. Tamura grounds out to third. Petagine walks. Matsuda hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Doue enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Morimoto grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th
Hasegawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanoue. Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Kidokoro strikes out swinging.
The Hawks won their second straight game and are now 39-32-2 (3rd place). ... The Eagles' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 32-36-1 (5th place).
Mahara (SOF) picked up the win and improved to 3-0. ... Kawagishi (RAK) got the loss and is now 2-2.