Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 29104 | Seibu leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 3:25
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 5-4, 2.53 - Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 10-4, 2.90
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G5, 3: G4, 6: F1, 8: S1, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G5, 6: G3, 8: F7, 9: 1B|
|PR-2B||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: HBP|
|RF||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 2B|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: 1B (BrO), 4: G5, 6: BB, 8: HR|
|3B||Nishimura, Wataru||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 5: G5, 7: F7, 8: f3|
|(RF-LF)||Linden, Todd||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F7, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-3||2: F9, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: S1|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3, 1 R||3: SO, 6: HBP, 8: 1B, 9: F9|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, W||7||107||25||21||3||0||4||2||0||2||0||0||1||0||2.392|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||1||18||4||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.761|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 7th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB (SB), 3: G1, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||0-for-2||1: S3, 3: G6, 6: S1, 8: G4|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-4||1: E6 (BrO), 3: G3, 6: G3, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4||1: 1B (BrO), 4: F9, 6: F4, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-4||1: G5, 4: f2, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: G3, 7: DP|
|(1B)||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-2||2: F8, 5: SO|
|PH-C||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|Wakui, Hideaki, L||8||128||33||29||7||1||8||1||2||1||0||0||4||4||3.000|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kataoka walks, steals second, and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hara. Kuriyama reaches on a fielding error (E6) and a run scores, runner on first. Nakajima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takayama grounds out to third, runners on first and second. Brown hits an infield single, Nakajima gets thrown out at home.
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Ruiz hits a single to center. Nakamura hits a double to left, Ruiz gets thrown out at home, Nakamura to third. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Linden strikes out looking. Shima flies out to right.
Top of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Wakui on the mound for Seibu
Watanabe hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Takasu flies out to left. Kusano gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Ruiz hits a 3-run homer. Nakamura hits an infield single. Yamasaki fouls out to first.
Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Onodera on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Uemoto is the new catcher.
Linden hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima. Watanabe flies out to right. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to left, runner advances to second on throw. Takasu hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Uchimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takasu. Makida hits an RBI double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Y. Okamoto in for Onodera.
Nishimura flies out to center.
Top of the 6th
Watanabe gets hit by a pitch. Hijirisawa pops out on a bunt attempt. Takasu grounds out to first, runner on first. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Ruiz walks to load the bases. Nakamura strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 6th
Kataoka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hara. Kuriyama grounds out to first, runner on third. Nakajima flies out to second.
The Eagles won their fourth straight game and are now 37-42-2 (6th place). ... The Lions are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 48-36-0 (1st place).
Iwamkuma (RAK) got the win and is 2-0 in 4 starts since a loss on 6/12 (vs Yakult). Iwakuma is now 6-4. ... Wakui (SEI) dropped his second start in a row and is now 10-5.
RAK: Ruiz (5)