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Hanshin Tigers 10 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (July 2, 2010)

by on Jul.02, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 10 17 3
Yomiuri 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 8 11 2

Attendance: 44176 | Hanshin leads series, 7-3-0 | Time: 4:09

Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 7-4, 3.10 - Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 3-7, 5.33

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 14, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI 1: G4, 3: G6, 4: SO, 7: 1B (SB), 7: SO (SB), 9: HR
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 4-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: BB, 7: 1B, 9: 1B
(CF-LF) Murton, Matt 1-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: L6, 3: F8, 5: F5, 7: 3B, 8: SO, 9: F9
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 5-for-6, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: f3, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI 2: E7, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: BB, 8: HR, 9: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: BB, 4: G5, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: L6
(LF) Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-2 2: F5, 4: HBP, 6: F6
PH-CF Asai, Ryo 1-for-1 7: 1B (BrO), 8: S2
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 0-for-3 2: F9, 4: F7, 6: G1
PH Kanemoto, Tomoaki 0-for-1 7: SO
P Uezono, Keiji 0-for-0
P Fujihara, Masanori 0-for-0
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 8: F7
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
P Fujikawa, Kyuji 0-for-0
(P) Kubo, Yasutomo 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 0-for-0, 1 RBI 7: BB
PR-RF Fujikawa, Shunsuke 0-for-1, 1 R 9: E6

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kubo, Yasutomo 6 102 28 25 7 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 3 3.176
Uezono, Keiji 1/3 20 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.750
Fujihara, Masanori 0/3 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.500
Nishimura, Ken 2/3 15 5 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.164
Kubota, Tomoyuki, W 1 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.289
Fujikawa, Kyuji, S 1 15 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.364
9 166 44 39 11 3 6 2 2 1 0 0 8 4

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: 2B, 2: E5, 4: HR, 6: F7, 7: F7
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-3, 1 R 1: S1, 2: G5, 4: G1, 7: BB, 8: G4
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5, 1 R 1: F6, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 0-for-5 1: G4, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO, 8: F7
(1B-C) Abe, Shinnosuke 1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 3: BB, 5: F9, 7: E3, 9: F9
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B (BrO), 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: HR
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 1-for-3, 1 R 2: G6, 4: 2B, 5: F8
PH-1B Takahashi, Yoshinobu 1-for-2, 2 RBI 7: 1B, 9: F8
(C) Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-2, 1 R 2: HBP, 4: SO, 6: F4
1B-2B Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-2, 1 RBI 7: 2B, 9: G4
(P) Gonzalez, Dicky 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: SO, 6: F9
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH Kudo, Takahito 0-for-0 7: HBP
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
P Hoshino, Masumi 0-for-0
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Gonzalez, Dicky 6 0/3 96 29 25 6 0 4 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 5.148
Kubo, Yuya 0/3 23 5 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.298
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 16 4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.263
Ochi, Daisuke, L 2/3 20 5 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 3.699
Hoshino, Masumi 1 28 7 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3.000
Nakamura, Micheal 1/3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
9 184 51 44 17 2 8 5 1 1 2 0 10 9

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Abe hits a solo homer.  Chono hits a single to right and advances to third on a fielding error (E9).  Wakiya grounds out to short.  Tsuruoka gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third.  Gonzalez lays down a bunt, Chono thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second.  Sakamoto reaches on a fielding error (E5), a run scores, runners on first and second.  Matsumoto grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Wakiya hits a double to center.  Tsuruoka strikes out swinging.  Gonzalez strikes out looking.  Sakamoto hits a 2-run homer.  Matsumoto grounds out to the pitcher.

Top of the 7th - 6 runs, 6 hits
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Toritani hits a single to right, steals second, and advances to third on a wild pitch.  Hirano walks, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Gonzalez.
Murton clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right, runner on third.  Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first.  Brazell walks, runners on first and second.  Jojima hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Asai, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits a single to left, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Defense: E. Gonzalez takes over at first; Abe moves from first to catcher.
Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, strikes out swinging.  Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Kubo, walks in a run, bases loaded.  Toritani strikes out looking.  S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto.  Hirano hits an RBI infield single and Asai gets thrown out running the bases.

Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Murton moves from center to left; Asai takes over in center; S. Fujikawa takes over in right.
Matsumoto walks.  Ogasawara hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Ramirez strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Fujihara in for Uezono.
Abe reaches on a fielding error (E3), base loaded.
Pitching change: Nishimura in for Fujihara.
Chono strikes out swinging.  Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Wakiya, hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and third.  E. Gonzalez hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third.  Kudo, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.  Sakamoto flies out to right.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Takahashi takes over at first; E. Gonzalez moves from first to second.
Murton strikes out swinging.  Arai hits a single to center.  Brazell hits a 2-run homer.  Jojima hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Asai.  Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nishimura.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Ochi.
Hiyama flies out to left.

Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Hoshino on the mound for Yomiuri
S. Fujikawa reaches on a fielding error (E6) and advances all the way to second.  Toritani hits a 2-run homer.  Hirano reaches on a bunt single.  Murton flies out to right.  Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Arai advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third.  Brazell strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Nakamura in for Hoshino.
Jojima lines out to short.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujikawa on the mound for Hanshin
Abe flies out to right.  Chono hits a solo homer.  Takahashi flies out to center.  E. Gonzalez grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakamoto hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Matsumoto.  Ogasawara flies out to short.  Ramirez grounds out to second.

Top of the 2nd
Brazell reaches on a fielding error (E7) and advances all the way to second.  Jojima walks, runners on first and second.  Lin flies out to third.  Sakurai flies out to right.  Kubo strikes out swinging.

Top of the 3rd
Toritani grounds out to short.  Hirano hits a single to center.  Murton flies out to center.  Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Brazell strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th
Jojima grounds out to third.  Lin gets hit by a pitch.  Sakurai flies out to left.  Kubo hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Toritani strikes out looking.

Top of the 5th
Hirano grounds out to second.  Murton flies out to third.  Arai hits a double to center.  Brazell walks, runners on first and second.  Jojima grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 5th
Ogasawara hits a single to right.  Ramirez strikes out swinging.  Abe flies out to right.  Chono hits a single to center, runners on first and third.  Wakiya flies out to center.

Notes

The Tigers won their second game in a row and are now 39-30-1 (2nd place). ... The Giants dropped their second consecutive game and are now 44-29-0 (1st place).

Kubota (HAN) got the win and improved to 4-2.  K. Fujikawa (HAN) saved his 14th game of the year. ... Ochi (YOM) took the loss and is now 2-3.

Arai (HAN) collected 5 hits in one game for the first time since 8/10/2007.

Home runs
HAN: Brazell (27), Toritani (8)
YOM: Abe (27), Sakamoto (16), Chono (11)