Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 45118 | Hanshin leads series, 8-3-0 | Time: 3:17
Potential Starters: Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 1-1, 2.78 - Shugo Fujii (YOM) 6-1, 2.90
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G4, 3: F7, 4: HR, 6: SO, 8: f2|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-5||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: L4|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: F9, 7: G4, 9: 2B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 4: 1B, 5: F8, 7: F9, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G3, 4: HR, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: F6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F9, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: HR, 9: 2B|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||3-for-5, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: G6, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-2, 1 R||2: F9, 4: HBP, 6: 1B (SB)|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||8: F6|
|(P)||Tsuru, Naoto||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: G6, 4: G1, 6: 1B|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|Tsuru, Naoto, W||5 2/3||93||25||22||6||1||5||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.842|
|Watanabe, Ryo, H||1 1/3||14||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.077|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G3, 5: F8, 7: F8|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: G5|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-2, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: BB, 6: BB, 8: F9|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-4||1: F6, 3: G5, 6: L6, 8: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: F3, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(RF-CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: SO|
|PH-1B-RF||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1, 1 RBI||6: S9, 9: SO|
|(1B-2B-1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: HR, 5: 1B, 6: G6, 9: G6|
|(P)||Fujii, Shugo||1-for-1||3: 2B|
|PH||Kudo, Takahito||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH-2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||7: G4|
|Fujii, Shugo, L||5||83||23||22||7||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||5||5||3.266|
|Hoshino, Masumi||1 1/3||28||8||6||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.306|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
E. Gonzalez hits a solo homer. Fujii hits a double to center. Sakamoto grounds out to first, runner on third. Matsumoto strikes out swinging. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and third. Ramirez grounds out to third.
Top of the 4th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Fujii on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai hits a single to center. Brazell hits a 2-run homer. Jojima grounds out to short. Asai hits a double to right. Sakurai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Tsuru fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Toritani hits a 3-run homer. Hirano grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Toyoda on the mound for Yomiuri
Jojima strikes out swinging. Asai hits an infield single. Sakurai hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tsuru hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Toritani strikes out swinging as Sakurai steals third, runners on first and third. Hirano strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Ogasawara walks. Ramirez lines out to short. Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Chono hits a single to right, bases loaded. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Wakiya, hits a sac fly to right.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Tsuru.
E. Gonzalez grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Chono moves from right to center; Takahashi moves from first to right; E. Gonzalez from moves second to first; Furuki takes over at second.
Jojima hits a solo homer. Asai grounds out to short. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Sakurai, flies out to short.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Nakamura.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, walks. S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Toritani fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hoshino on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Kato is the new catcher.
Hirano lines out to second. Murton hits a double to center. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell flies out to short. Jojima hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Asai grounds out to short.
Top of the 2nd
Brazell grounds out to first. Jojima flies out to right. Asai hits a double to left. Sakurai flies out to right.
The Tigers won their third straight game and are now 40-30-1 (2nd place). ... The Giants dropped their third game in a row and are now 44-30-0 (1st place).
Tsuru (HAN) got the win and improved to 2-1. ... Fujii's (YOM) 7-game winning streak came to an end with his first loss since 4/6 (vs Hanshin). Fujii is now 6-2.
Brazell's (HAN) homer in the 4th inning hit the ceiling of the Dome.
HAN: Brazell (28), Toritani (9), Jojima (14)
YOM: E. Gonzalez (4)