Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 16880 | Softbank leads series, 9-2-0 | Time: 3:05
Potential Starters: Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 9-4, 3.52 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-4, 3.57
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G3, 7: G4|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: F8, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4||1: 1B (CS), 3: G6, 6: f3, 8: F9|
|(DH)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3||2: F4, 3: f6, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: E5, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: F7, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: F6|
|LF||Fukuda, Shuhei||0-for-0||9: S1|
|(RF)||Shibahara, Hiroshi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F4, 7: G6, 9: G5|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-4||2: DP, 5: G4, 7: G5, 9: F4|
|Wada, Tsuyoshi, W||6||101||24||22||5||0||4||2||0||0||1||0||1||1||3.387|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.944|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||13||3||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.524|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||16||3||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.436|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: F1|
|RF||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-2||5: F9, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 8: SO|
|(RF-CF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4||1: L4, 3: 1B, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-4||2: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: F8, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F4, 6: F4, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-3||2: F4, 4: F8, 7: F9|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-2, 1 R||3: BB, 5: G4, 7: f9|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-2, 1 RBI||3: 2B (BrO), 5: BB, 7: L4|
|Nagai, Satoshi, L||8||132||32||30||7||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.466|
Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Tamura flies out to second. Petagine walks. Hasegawa hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Ortiz hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Shibahara hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Tanoue hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 3 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Makida walks. Watanabe hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Hijirisawa pops out on a bunt, Watanabe doubled off second. Shima hits a single to left and advances to second on a wild pitch. Teppei hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Nakamura flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda hits a single to right and steals second. Matsuda grounds out to short, runner on third. Tamura fouls out to short.
Top of the 6th
Matsuda fouls out to first. Tamura hits a single to right. Petagine hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hasegawa flies out to left. Oritz flies out to short.
Top of the 9th
Hasegawa hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuda. Shibahara grounds out to third. Tanoue flies out to second.
The Hawks won their 2nd game in a row and are now 40-32-2 (3rd place). ... The Eagles lost their second consecutive game and are now in last place with a 32-37-1 (6th place) record.
Wada (SOF) became the second pitcher in either league to win his 10th game of the season. This is Wada's first double-digit win season since 2007 when he went 12-10. Wada is now 10-4. Mahara (SOF) saved his 17th game of the year. ... Nagai (RAK) dropped his second straight start and is now 4-5.
The Eagles held a tribute to Michael Jackson and his song, Beat It. Today was the one year anniversary of Jackson's death.