Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 20388 | Rakuten leads series, 8-6-0 | Time: 3:23
Potential Starters: Takayuki Kanamori (HAM) 1-0, 6.40 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 4-7, 3.76
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 5th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB (SB), 3: SO, 5: F4, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Murata, Kazuya||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: S7, 5: DP|
|PH||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-4||2: F5, 4: f5, 6: G3, 8: G3|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-4||2: F4, 4: F4, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Kato, Masayoshi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: G4|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: F6|
|PH||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: G5, 9: G5|
|Kanamori, Takayuki, L||3||56||15||14||5||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||6.623|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-2, 1 R||1: G1, 3: BB, 4: 1B, 7: S1|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-4||1: 2B, 3: F9, 4: G4, 7: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 7: BB|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-4||2: G6, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: F8, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: G4, 6: F7, 8: G4|
|(C)||Ino, Suguru||1-for-2||2: G5, 4: 1B|
|PH||Nakamura, Masato||1-for-1||7: 2B|
|Nagai, Satoshi, W||7||125||27||24||5||0||7||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.615|
|Katayama, Hiroshi, H||1/3||11||3||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.042|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||2/3||9||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.373|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1||14||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.728|
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kanamori on the mound for Nippon Ham
Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Ruiz grounds out to short. Takasu flies out to center. Linden hits a solo homer. Ino grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Ono hits an infield single. M. Kaneko hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Tanaka strikes out swinging. Murata hits a sac fly to left, runner on second. Inaba grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Kanamori on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa walks. Watanabe flies out to right. Teppei hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Nakamura hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Ruiz strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Shima is the new catcher
Tanaka walks. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Murata, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Sekiguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Inaba grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Katayama.
Koyano hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Itoi grounds out to first. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka walks. Murata strikes out swinging as Tanaka steals second. Inaba flies out to right. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa grounds out to the pitcher. Watanabe hits a double to center. Teppei flies out to center. Nakamura grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th
Koyano hits a single to center. Itoi fouls out to third. Yang (Yoh) flies out to second. Koyano steals second. M. Kato strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Takasu flies out to center. Linden grounds out to second. Ino hits a single to right. Hijirisawa hits a single to right, runners advance to second and third on throw. Watanabe ground out to second.
Top of the 5th
Ono hits a single to left. M. Kaneko walks, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to second. Murata hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 7th
M. Nakamura, pinch-hitting for Ino, hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Watanabe grounds out to short. Teppei walks, runners on first and third. Nakamura strikes out swinging.
The Eagles took the series, 2-1.
The Eagles won their second game in a row and are now 40-45-2 (6th place). ... The Fighters dropped their second game in a row and are now 45-44-2 (4th place).
Nagai (RAK) stopped a personal 4-game losing streak and picked up his first win since 6/9 (vs Chunichi). He also improved to 2-1 in three starts against the Fighters. Nagai is now 5-7. Koyama (RAK) saved his 6th game of the year. ... Kanamori (HAM) made his fourth start of the year (he has also appeared in 13 games out of the bullpen) and suffered his first loss of the year. He is now 1-1.
RAK: Yamasaki (17), Linden (5)