Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 10567 | Rakuten leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 5-5, 3.09 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 5-4, 2.52
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: BB, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-2||1: S1, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 7: S1|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: G1, 5: 2B, 7: G5|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: F8, 5: SO, 8: G3|
|(DH)||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-3, 1 R||2: G4, 4: HBP, 5: G4, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: G5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||2-for-3, 1 RBI||3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 RBI||3: S1, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 9: SO|
|Takeda, Masaru, L||7 0/3||95||30||28||9||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.153|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: G4|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: 2B (BrO), 7: G4|
|(CF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 3: f5, 5: 2B, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-2, 1 R||2: G1, 4: BB, 5: SO, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: SO, 4: F7, 6: F8, 8: HR|
|(DH)||Nakashima, Toshiya||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: G6|
|PH-DH||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-1||8: F8|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||0-for-4||2: G1, 4: G6, 6: F7, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||2-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: G5, 8: F9|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-2||3: S1, 5: G4, 7: 1B|
|Aoyama, Koji, W||1||12||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.455|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1||8||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.835|
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi flies out to center. Tsuboi gets hit by a pitch. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Ono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. M. Kaneko hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to center. Morimoto grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 4 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida hits a double to center. Watanabe grounds out to second, runner on third. Uchimura hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Shima hits an RBI double to center, runners on second. Teppei hits a double to right, Shima gets thrown out trying to score, runner on second. Nakamura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Teppei hits a single to right.
Pitching change: T. Kato in for M. Takeda.
Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Teppei steals third, runners on first and third. Ruiz hits a 3-run homer. Kusano, pinch-hitting for Nakashima, flies out to center.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for T. Kato.
Linden flies out to center. Makida flies out to right.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Koyano grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Ono hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by M. Kaneko. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a single to right, bases loaded. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 3rd
Makida reaches on a bunt single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Watanabe. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Teppei fouls out to third.
Top of the 5th
Inaba grounds out to second. Koyano hits a double to right. Itoi strikes out swinging. Tsuboi grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 7th
Makida grounds out to third. Watanabe hits a single to left. Uchimura grounds out to second, runner on second. Shima grounds out to second.
The Eagles stopped a 5-game losing streak and are now 33-40-2 (6th place). ... The Fighters 6-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 37-38-2 (5th place).
Aoyama (RAK) picked up his second victory of the season and is now 2-0 on the year. Koyama (RAK) saved his first game of the year. ... M. Takeda (HAM) took the loss and is now 5-6.
Marty Brown was thrown out of the game after arguing a close play at the plate in the 5th inning. It was his 3rd ejection of the season (and 11th of his career).
RAK: Ruiz (3)