Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 18491 | Rakuten leads series, 7-6-0 | Time: 3:06
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 9-4, 1.50 - Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 2-1, 7.90
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-3||1: L4, 3: S3, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: S8, 6: HR, 8: L1|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4||1: F7, 3: G3, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4||2: G3, 4: G2, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: f3, 6: F6, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Ugumori, Atsushi||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: SO|
|PH-DH||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-2||6: G6, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Sekiguchi, Yuta||0-for-3||2: G3, 5: G6, 7: SO|
|PH||Kato, Masayoshi||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2||2: F9, 5: L5|
|PH-LF||Murata, Kazuya||1-for-2||7: G3, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4, 1 R||3: 2B, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|Darvish, Yu, L||7||114||27||25||4||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||3||2||1.556|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: SO, 5: F8, 8: 1B|
|(SS-2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-3||1: F8, 4: f2, 5: F9, 8: S1|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-1, 1 R||1: F9, 4: BB|
|PH-RF||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-2||6: 1B, 8: G6|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F8, 4: E5, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: G5, 4: HR, 6: G4, 8: F7|
|(2B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: DP|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-3||3: 2B, 4: f3, 7: F4|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||0-for-3||3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G1|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|Hasebe, Kohei, W||5 2/3||82||23||21||6||1||3||0||0||1||0||0||2||2||6.517|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||1 1/3||18||4||4||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.421|
|Katayama, Hiroshi, H||2/3||13||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.831|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1 1/3||21||6||6||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.770|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
M. Kaneko hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Tanaka. Yang (Yoh) hits a sac fly to center. Inaba grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura fouls out to the catcher. Teppei walks. Nakamura reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits a 3-run homer. Kusano strikes out swinging. Ruiz fouls out to first.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Tanaka strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a solo homer. Inaba hits a single to right. Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to short.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Hasebe.
Tsuboi, pinch-hitting for Ugumori, grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ishii on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Makida grounds out to short.
Pitching change: T. Kato in for Ishii.
Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Yamasaki flies out to left.
Top of the 2nd
Koyano grounds out to first. Itoi hits a single to center. Ugumori hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Sekiguchi grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Ono flies out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ruiz hits a double to center. Linden grounds out to second, runner on third. Shima grounds out to third. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Makida, pinch-hitting for Teppei, hits a single to left. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Kusano grounds into a double play.
Top of the 8th
Tanaka strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) lines out to the pitcher. Inaba hits a single to right.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Katayama.
Koyano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Itoi flies out to left.
The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 39-45-2 (6th place). ... The Fighters are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 45-43-2 (4th place).
Hasebe (RAK) made first start since 4/14 (vs Seibu) and picked up his first victory since 4/7 (vs Nippon Ham). Hasebe improves to 3-1 on the year. Koyama (RAK) saved his 5th game of the season. ... Darvish (HAM) picked up his first loss since 5/29 (vs Hanshin) and is now 9-5 on the year. In between losses, Darvish went 5-0 over 5 starts. In four starts against the Eagles this season, Darvish is now 1-2.
Darvish (HAM) topped out at 156km/h and set a new career domestic record.
Teppei (RAK) fouled a ball off his right ankle and had to be removed from the game. He was later diagnosed with a contusion on his right ankle.
HAM: Yang (Yoh) (2)
RAK: Yamasaki (16)