Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 46813 | Hanshin leads series, 8-5-0 | Time: 4:20
Potential Starters: Shun Tono (YOM) 11-2, 2.40 - Jason Standridge (HAN) 5-1, 4.24
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th, 11st)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-5, 2 R||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: f3, 11: DP|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||1-for-5, 2 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: E3, 9: SO|
|PH||Odajima, Masakuni||0-for-1||11: G1|
|(3B-1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-6||1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: F8, 7: G3, 9: SO, 12: 1B|
|PR-2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-5||1: G5, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: G5, 10: G4|
|3B||Terauchi, Takayuki||0-for-0||12: S2|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||2-for-5, 1 R||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: f5, 10: SO, 12: IBB|
|(RF-LF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||3-for-6, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: G5, 4: f2, 6: G6, 8: 1B, 10: 1B, 12: HR|
|(1B-2B-1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||3-for-6, 1 R||2: G5, 4: 1B, 7: 1B (SB), 8: F9, 10: 1B, 12: G1|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-3||3: SO, 4: DP, 7: SO|
|PH||Kudo, Takahito||0-for-0||9: HBP|
|PR-CF||Suzuki, Takahiro||0-for-2||10: SO, 12: G4|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||0-for-1, 1 R||3: BB, 5: G4|
|PH-1B-RF||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||2-for-3||7: SO, 9: 1B, 11: 1B|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||1 2/3||30||7||7||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.884|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.554|
|Ochi, Daisuke, H||2||25||7||5||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.293|
|Kroon, Marc, W||2||26||8||8||2||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.960|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 10th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: F8, 4: F9, 7: SO, 10: 1B, 12: HR|
|(2B-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: F8, 8: 1B, 10: S2, 12: G1|
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G1, 10: IBB, 12: F4|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 1B, 10: DP|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: F6, 8: G4, 11: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: 1B (CS), 8: G5, 11: F7|
|(LF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||9: F7|
|2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-1||11: F7|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||2-for-5, 1 R||3: SO, 4: L6, 7: 1B (CS), 9: G6, 12: 1B|
|(P)||Standridge, Jason||0-for-3||3: G3, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||9: G4|
|1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||12: SO|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, H||1||17||5||4||1||0||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1.250|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||2||31||8||8||3||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.821|
|Nishimura, Ken, L||1||12||6||4||2||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.471|
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Wakiya strikes out swinging. Tono walks. Sakamoto hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Matsumoto hits a 2-run infield single, runner on first. Ogasawara hits a single to center. Ramirez strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Hirano hits a single to center. Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Arai hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Brazell clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Jojima walks. Lin hits an RBI single to right, runners on second and third on the throw. Asai lines out to short. Standridge strikes out swinging. Toritani flies out to right.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in left.
E. Gonzalez hits a single to cneter. Wakiya strikes out swinging. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Tono, strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez steals second. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Matsumoto reaches on a fielding error (E3), 2 runs score, Matsumoto advances all the way to third. Ogasawara grounds out to first.
Top of the 12th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Sekimoto takes over at first.
Ogasawara hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Furuki. Terauchi hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Abe gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Chono hits a 3-run homer. E. Gonzalez grounds out to the pitcher. Suzuki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 12th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Furuki takes over at second; E. Gonzalez moves from second to first.
Asai hits an infield single and steals second. Sekimoto strikes out swinging. Toritani hits a 2-run homer. Hirano grounds out to the pitcher. Murton flies out to second.
Top of the 4th
Abe hits a single to center. Chono fouls out on a bunt attempt. E. Gonzalez hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Wakiya grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th
Hirano hits a single to center. Murton grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to second, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Yamaguchi.
Jojima grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th
Kudo, pinch-hitting for Kubo, gets hit by a pitch and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Takahashi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch. Sakamoto fouls out to first. Matsumoto strikes out swinging. Ogasawara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 10th
Ramirez grounds out to second. Abe strikes out looking. Chono hits an infield single. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 10th
Toritani hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second.
Defense: Terauchi takes over at third; Ogasawara moves from third to first; Chono moves from right to left; Takahashi moves from first to right.
Arai grounds into a double play.
The Giants stopped a 4-game losing streak and are now 47-34-0 (1st place). ... The Tigers are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 44-34-1 (2nd place).
Kroon (YOM) got the win and improved to 2-1 on the year. ... Nishimura (HAN) dropped his second game of the season and is now 6-2.
The Giants have now allowed double-digit hits in 12 straight games.
Takahashi's (YOM) single to left in the 9th inning appeared to have been caught by S. Fujikawa (HAN), but was ruled trapped by the third base ump.
YOM: Chono (13)
HAN: Toritani (10)