Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 33987 | Chunichi leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 3:16
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 7-3, 3.26 - Yuya Ando (HAN) 1-2, 7.84
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 4th, 6th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-5||1: F9, 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: G6, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||1-for-4||1: G1, 3: DP, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||3-for-3||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: DP, 6: BB, 8: f9|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: BB, 6: DP, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: 1B, 7: G4, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: f3|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3||2: G4, 5: F8, 7: 2B|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: L4, 7: G5|
|PH||Matsui, Yusuke||0-for-1||9: F7|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, L||7 1/3||108||31||28||7||0||6||1||1||1||1||0||4||4||3.402|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: G5, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F8, 4: G6, 6: G5, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: G4, 8: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G6, 5: G6, 7: HBP, 8: HR|
|(LF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G4|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: F9|
|CF-RF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||8: E5 (SB)|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-3||3: 1B, 6: SO, 7: F9, 8: BB|
|(P)||Ando, Yuya||0-for-1||3: S1, 6: SO|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||8: F5|
|PH-CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||8: F4|
|Nishimura, Ken, W||1||21||6||5||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.214|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Ando on the mound for Hanshin
Blanco hits a solo homer. Nomoto flies out to center. N. Donoue strikes out looking. Oda grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th - 5 runs, 5 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, flies out to third. Toritani hits an infield single. Hirano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Murton hits an RBI single to left, Hirano to third on error (E2), runners on first and third. Runner on first advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Arai clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first.
Pitching change: Takahashi in for Yoshimi.
Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima hits a 2-run homer. S. Fujikawa reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. S. Fujikawa steals second and advances to third on error (E2). Sakurai walks, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for Takahashi.
Asai, pinch-hitting for Hiyama, flies out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Lin strikes out swinging. Sakurai hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ando. Tortani strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Morino hits a single to center. Wada grounds into a double play. Blanco walks. Nomoto hits a single to center, runners on first and third. N. Donoue strikes out looking.
Top of the 6th
Hidenori grounds out to short. Morino walks. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Blanco grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th
Sakurai strikes out swinging. Ando strikes out looking. Toritani hits an infield single to first. Hirano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Murton walks to load the bases. Arai grounds out to third.
Top of the 7th
Nomoto grounds out to second. N. Donoue grounds out to short. Oda hits a double to left. Yoshimi grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th
Araki grounds out to short. Hidenori hits a single to center. Morino hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Wada fouls out to right. Blanco walks to load the bases. Nomoto strikes out swinging.
The Tigers took the series, 2-1.
The Tigers are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 38-30-1 (2nd place). ... The Dragons are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 37-37-1 (3rd place).
Nishimura (HAN) got the win in relief and is now 5-1. ... Yoshimi (CHU) got the loss and is now 7-4.
CHU: Blanco (19)
HAN: Jojima (13)