Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 38325 | Chunichi leads series, 6-4-0 | Time: 3:11
Potential Starters: Kenta Asakura (CHU) 3-3, 4.60 - Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 4-4, 3.11
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 5th, 7th, 6th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: DP, 8: F9, 9: HR|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||2-for-5, 1 R||1: G5, 3: F9, 5: F9, 8: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: 2B, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-3||2: 3B, 3: G6, 6: BB, 8: F8|
|1B||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: f9, 6: DP, 8: 2B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: HR, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(C)||Oyama, Keiji||1-for-4||2: F4, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: G5|
|(P)||Asakura, Kenta||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH||Matsui, Yusuke||1-for-1||5: 1B|
|PH||Nakagawa, Hiroki||0-for-1||7: f4|
|LF||Donoue, Takehiro||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|Asakura, Kenta, L||4||65||19||18||6||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||6||5||5.400|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: E6, 5: G5, 6: BB, 8: F6|
|(CF-LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: 2B, 6: F8, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: F6, 3: HR, 5: G1, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||4-for-4, 4 R, 4 RBI||2: HR, 3: HR, 5: HR, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 3: G6, 5: HR, 7: F4|
|(LF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-3||2: SO, 3: F6, 5: G3|
|PH-CF||Asai, Ryo||1-for-1, 1 RBI||7: 2B|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: F4, 4: G5, 6: G4, 7: S8|
|(P)||Standridge, Jason||0-for-2||3: SO, 4: F9, 6: BB|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|Standridge, Jason, W||7||110||27||24||6||1||5||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.841|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Asakura on the mound for Chunichi
Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima grounds out to short. Lin strikes out swinging. Sakurai flies out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Asakura on the mound for Chunichi
Standridge strikes out looking. Toritani hits a single to left. Hirano reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second. Murton hits an RBI double toward short, runners on second and third. Arai hits a 3-run homer. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima grounds out to short. Lin flies out to short.
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano grounds out to third. Murton hits a double to left. Arai grounds out to the pitcher. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima hits a solo homer. Lin grounds out to first.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Nomoto hits a solo homer. N. Donoue hits a single to center. Oyama grounds into a double play. Nakagawa, pinch-hitting for Nelson, foul out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Hisamoto on the mound for Chunichi
Arai walks. Brazell hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Jojima flies out to second. Asai, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. Sakurai hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Standridge, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujihara on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in right; Murton moves from center to left; Asai takes over in center.
Araki flies out to right. Hidenori hits a double to left. Morino hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Wada flies out to center. Blanco hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Nomoto strikes out looking.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yokoyama on the mound for Hanshin
N. Donoue strikes out swinging. Oyama grounds out to third. T. Donoue hits a single to right and advances to second on a passed ball. Araki hits a 2-run homer. Hidenori hits a single to right. Morino walks, runners on first ans second.
Pitching change: Kubota in for Yokoyama.
Arai flies out to right.
Bottom of the 1st
Toritani hits a single to right and advances to second on sac bunt by Hirano. Murton strikes out swinging. Arai flies out to short.
Top of the 2nd
Wada hits a triple to center. Blanco strikes out swinging. Nomoto walks, runners on first and third. N. Donoue walks to load the bases. Oyama flies out to second. Asakura strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Araki hits a single to center. Hidenori flies out to right. Morino grounds out to second, runner on second. Wada grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Oyama hits a single to center. Y. Matsui hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Araki grounds into a double play, runner on third. Hidenori flies out to right.
Bottom of the 6th
Sakurai grounds out to second. Standridge walks. Toritani grounds out to short, runner on first. Hirano walks, runners on first and second. Murton flies out to center.
The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 37-29-1 (2nd place). ... The Dragons dropped their second straight game and are now 36-36-1 (3rd place).
Standridge (HAN) got the win and is now 3-0 over his last 6 starts (including two straight wins). Standridge is now 4-1. ... Asakura (CHU) took the loss and is now 3-4.
The last time the Tigers hit 5 homer at Koshien Stadium was back on 9/23/1986 (vs Chunichi). ... Two sets of brothers took part in the game in the 8th inning: Ryota Arai (CHU) took over at first base for Chunichi while older brother Takahiro Arai (HAN) played third for Hanshin; and Takehiro Donoue (CHU) played in left while younger brother Naomichi Donue (CHU) manned second.
CHU: Nomoto (4), Araki (1)
HAN: Brazell (24, 25, 26), Arai (10), Jojima (12)