Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 42549 | Chunichi leads series, 7-4-0 | Time: 2:48
Potential Starters: Daisuke Yamai (CHU) 2-2, 6.30 - Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 4-4, 3.11
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: G6, 6: F4, 8: S1|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-3||1: DP, 4: SO, 6: L6, 8: IBB (BrO)|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F7, 4: HR, 7: BB, 8: 1B (BrO)|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4||2: F9, 4: SO, 7: F8, 8: 2B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-4||2: G4, 5: 2B, 7: G3, 9: G4|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||3: F6, 5: G4, 7: IBB, 9: G5|
|(C)||Oyama, Keiji||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-2||3: S1, 5: G6, 7: G3|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, W||7 2/3||94||29||29||7||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||1||3.433|
|Asao, Takuya, H||2/3||6||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.256|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||2/3||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.520|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: F7, 3: G4, 5: G1, 8: G4|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4||1: F7, 4: 1B (BrO), 5: G4, 8: G3|
|(CF-LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4||1: L4, 4: 1B, 6: E6, 9: G1|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 6: F7, 9: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: F5, 4: 1B, 6: G5, 9: G6|
|CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-3||2: F6, 4: G1, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-3||3: F9, 5: F7, 7: 1B|
|(P)||Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi||1-for-2||3: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: f5|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, L||1||18||5||3||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||5.457|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Hidenori grounds out to short. Morino strikes out swinging. Wada hits a solo homer. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 4 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Hirano hits an infield single and get thrown out running the bases. Murton hits a single to left. Arai hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Brazell flies out to center. Jojima hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Asai grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Hirano moves from second to right; Yamato takes over at second.
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Morino gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Wada hits an RBI single to right, Morino gets thrown out trying to advance to third, runner on first. Blanco hits a double to right, Wada gets thrown out at home.
Top of the 3rd
N. Donoue flies out to short. Oyama hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Chen. Araki flies out to center.
Top of the 5th
Nomoto hits a double to left. N. Donoue grounds out to second, runner on third. Oyama strikes out swinging. Chen grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Murton grounds out to short. Arai reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Brazell flies out to left. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Jojima grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th
Wada walks. Blanco flies out to center. Nomoto grounds out to first, runner on second. N. Donoue gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Oyama walks to load the bases. Chen grounds out to first.
The Dragons stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 37-36-1 (3rd place). ... The Tigers are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 37-30-1 (2nd place).
Chen (CHU) stopped a personal 2-game losing streak for his 5th victory of the year. Chen is now 5-7. Iwase (CHU) saved his 22nd game of the year. ... Kubota (HAN) dropped his this game of the year and is now 3-2.
Hyogo prefectural governor Toshizo Ido threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
CHU: Wada (21)