Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 20247 | Nippon Ham leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 2:40
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4||1: 1B (SB), 3: G4, 6: G6, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-4||1: F8, 4: G1, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 9: G5|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: DP|
|PH-DH||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-4||2: F9, 5: G6, 7: F3, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Morimoto, Satoru||1-for-3||2: G3, 5: 1B (CS), 7: G6|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: F9|
|Durbin, J.D., L||4 0/3||84||20||17||6||2||5||2||0||1||1||0||6||6||6.750|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-2, 2 R||1: BB, 2: BB (SB), 5: 1B, 7: G3|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: S2, 2: G1, 5: HR (CS), 7: SO|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Tsuboi, Tomochika||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F9, 6: F8, 8: G6|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: SO|
|Takeda, Masaru, W||8||115||30||30||8||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.899|
Potential Starters: J.D. Durbin (SOF) 0-1, 4.50 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 5-6, 3.15
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Durbin on the mound for Softbank
Tanaka walks, advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto, and moves up to third on a wild pitch. Inaba grounds out to first. Koyano hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Itoi hits a 2-run homer. Tsuboi hits an infield single. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Durbin on the mound for Softbank
M. Kaneko hits a single to left. Tanaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Morimoto hits a 3-run homer.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Durbin.
Inaba hits a solo homer. Koyano grounds out to second. Itoi strikes out swinging. Tsuboi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ortiz flies out to center, runners on first and third. Tamura strikes out swinging and Honda steals second, runners on second and third. Petagine strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd
Ono flies out to center. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tanaka walks and steals second. Morimoto grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 5th
Matsuda grounds out to short. Morimoto hits an infield single and gets thrown out trying to steal second. Hasegawa hits a single to right. Tanoue hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kawasaki grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Honda grounds out to short. Ortiz hits a single to left. Tamura hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Petagine grounds into a double play.
Top of the 8th
Tanoue flies out to right. Kawasaki hits a single to left. Honda grounds out to first, runner on second. Ortiz flies out to right.
The Fighters took the series, 2-1.
The Fighters won their second game in a row and are now 41-39-2 (4th place). They have also won their last 6 consecutive series. ... The Hawks dropped their second game in a row and are now 43-38-3 (3rd place).
M. Takeda (HAM) got the win and evened his record out to 6-6. ... Durbin started his third game of his NPB career and has yet to win a game. He is now 0-2.
HAM: Itoi (10), Morimoto (2), Inaba (14)