Seibu Lions vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 18846 | Lotte leads series, 7-6-0 | Time: 3:12
Potential Starters: Hideaki Wakui (SEI) 10-5, 3.00 - Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT) 6-3, 3.69
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 2nd, 9th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-4||1: 1B (BrO), 3: G6, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||1-for-3||1: F9, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 8: BB|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: G6, 7: f7, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: SO, 7: F8, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-3||2: BB, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||1-for-3||2: DP, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|PR-RF||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-1, 1 R||9: E6 (CS)|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-3||3: L5, 5: SO, 8: S1, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-1||3: BB, 6: SO|
|PH-1B||Ishii, Yoshihito||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||8: 1B|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-3||3: G3, 6: f5, 8: 1B|
|Wakui, Hideaki, W||9||143||34||34||7||0||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.809|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4||1: F7, 3: f7, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-4||1: G1, 3: 1B (SB), 5: F9, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-4||2: G4, 4: F4, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: f2, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-4||2: F7, 4: SO, 6: G5, 9: G5|
|(DH)||Kobe, Takumi||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F7, 7: G5, 9: SO|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||1-for-3||3: F8, 5: F7, 7: 1B (SB)|
|Watanabe, Shunsuke, L||7 1/3||122||27||24||5||0||5||2||0||1||0||0||2||2||3.606|
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Fernandez hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Sato. Sakata hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Takayama, hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Uemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ito in for Watanabe.
Kataoka strikes out swinging. Hara walks to load the bases. Kuriyama hits an infield RBI single, bases remain loaded. Nakajima strikes out looking.
Top of the 1st
Kataoka hits a single to center. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Hara flies out to right and Kataoka gets doubled off second. Kuriyama strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kim grounds out to second. Omatsu hits a single to center. Saburo flies out to left. Kobe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Matoba strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 3rd
Okada flies out to center. Nishioka fouls out to left. Imae hits a single to left and steals second. Iguchi strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Kobe grounds out to third. Matoba grounds out to second. Okada hits a single to center and steals second. Nishioka strikes out looking.
The Lions won their third game in a row and are now 52-37-0 (1st place). ... The Marines are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 45-38-2 (2nd place).
Wakui (SEI) stopped a personal 2-game losing streak and improved to 11-5. He also evened his record out to 2-2 in 4 starts against the Marines this season. S. Watanabe (LOT) took the loss, his first since 4/27 (vs Seibu). In between losses, S. Watanabe went 4-0 over 10 starts. He also fell to 1-3 in four starts against the Lions this season.
The Marines were shutout for the 4th time this season.
This was PL ump Norihiro Akimura's 1,000th game.