Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 14811 | Nippon Ham leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Toshiyuki Yanuki (HAM) 1-2, 4.68 - Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 5-4, 3.82
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: E3, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-4, 2 R||1: F9, 3: G6, 5: G3, 7: BB, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 4: 1B, 5: f5, 7: 2B|
|PH-1B||Takaguchi, Takayuki||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-5, 3 R, 2 RBI||2: G5, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: G4, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3, 2 RBI||2: F7, 4: S3, 5: 1B (SB), 7: S8, 9: G4|
|(DH)||Tsuboi, Tomochika||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: BB|
|PH-DH||Ugumori, Atsushi||0-for-1, 1 R||7: G5, 9: HBP|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G6, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G4, 9: G6|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-5, 3 RBI||3: G6, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: G6, 9: 2B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||2-for-5||3: F4, 5: 1B, 6: G6, 8: 1B, 9: F9|
|Sakakibara, Ryo, W||2||18||6||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.554|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 2nd)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: HR, 5: G4, 8: F6|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||1-for-3||1: F7, 3: 2B, 5: F9|
|PH-3B||Abe, Masahiro||1-for-1||8: 2B|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: F7|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-3||1: F9, 4: BB, 6: F9, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 6: F8, 9: F8|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-2||2: 1B (CS), 4: F4|
|PH-RF||Hoshi, Hidekazu||0-for-1||7: L6|
|PH||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: HBP, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-2||3: f3, 4: F8|
|PH-C-1B||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(1B)||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: F7|
|PH||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-1||8: L4|
|Hsu, Ming-Chieh, L||6||116||28||26||8||0||5||1||0||1||0||0||5||2||3.759|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yanuki on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hosokawa fouls out to first. Y. Ishii grounds out to second. Kataoka hits a solo homer. Hara hits a double to right. Kuriyama strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Inaba hits a single to center. Koyano hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Itoi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Tsuboi strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) clears the bases with a 2-run single to left. Tsuruoka grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
M. Kaneko hits a single to center. Tanaka reaches on a throwing error (E3), runners on first and second. Moritmoto fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Inaba fouls out to third. Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Itoi hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Itoi steals second. Tsuboi walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Takekuma on the mound for Seibu
Moritmoto walks. Inaba hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Koyano grounds out to second. Itoi hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Tsuboi, grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Doi on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Noda is the new catcher; Abe in at third; Uemoto moves from catcher to first.
Takaguchi, pinch-hitting for Inaba, flies out to center. Koyano hits a single to left. Itoi grounds out to second, runner on second. Ugumori gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) reaches on an error (E4), bases loaded. Tsuruoka clears the bases with a 3-run double to center, runner on second. M. Kaneko flies out to right.
Top of the 3rd
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. M. Kaneko flies out to second. Tanaka hits a double to right. Morimoto grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th
Nakajima walks. Brown flies out to center. Takayama flies out to second. Sakata gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Hosokawa flies out to center.
Top of the 8th
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to second. Tsuruoka grounds out to short. M. Kaneko hits a single to center. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th
Sato, pinch-hitting for Y. Ishii, lines out to second. Kataoka flies out to short. Abe, pinch-hitting for Hara, hits a double to center. Kuriyama flies out to left.
The Fighters are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 44-40-2 (3rd place). ... The Lions are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 49-37-0 (1st place).
Sakakibara (HAM) got the win in relief and improved to 5-0. ... Hsu (SEI) took the loss for the Lions, his first since 5/8 (vs Softbank). Between the two losses, Hsu went 3-0 in 5 starts and 2 relief appearances. This was also Hsu's fourth start and fourth loss against the Nippon Ham Fighters this season. Hsu is now 5-5 on the year.
The Fighters have won 4 straight against the Lions.
SEI: Kataoka (8)