Seibu Lions vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 35702 | Seibu leads series, 9-5-0 | Time: 2:40
Potential Starters: Ryoma Nogami (SEI) 1-0, 5.20 - Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 11-4, 3.55
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: G6, 6: F8, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Abe, Masahiro||0-for-4||1: F2, 4: SO, 7: G5, 9: G6|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-4||1: F3, 4: SO, 7: L6, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: 1B|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||1-for-3||2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G6|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-3||2: DP, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-2||3: G3, 5: SO|
|PH||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(RF)||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: G6|
|PH-LF||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-3||3: G5, 6: G6, 8: G5|
|Nogami, Ryoma, L||6 1/3||92||27||26||6||1||4||0||0||1||0||0||2||1||4.734|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-3||1: F8, 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: BB|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: G3, 5: F7, 7: F7|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3||1: F4, 4: G4, 6: 1B|
|PH||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-1||7: G6|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||0-for-4||2: L4, 4: G6, 6: F2, 8: F4|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-4||2: G3, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: F7|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||3: G5, 5: E4, 7: HR, 8: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: S1, 7: F6|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||3-for-3, 1 RBI||3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W||9||116||30||30||4||0||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.293|
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Matsuda reaches on a fielding error (E4), runner on first. Hasegawa hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Tanoue hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda flies out to left.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nogami on the mound for Seibu
Matsuda hits a solo homer. Hasegawa flies out to short. Tanoue hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Kudo in for Nogami.
Kawasaki walks, runners on first and second. Honda flies out to left. Petagine, pinch-hitting for Akashi, grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Matsuda grounds out to third. Hasegawa hits a single to left. Tanoue hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Kawasaki strikes out swinging. Honda grounds out to first.
The Hawks won their 6th straight game (for the first time this season) and are now 50-40-3 (2nd place). ... The Lions dropped their third game in a row and are now 53-40-0 (1st place).
Sugiuchi (SOF) got the win and improved to 12-4 on the year. He's also now 2-1 in three starts against the Lions this season. ... Nogami (SEI) started his 5th game of the year and recorded his first loss of the season. He is now 1-1 over 6 starts and 15 relief appearances (0-1 as a starter).
With his appearance the in 7th, Kudo (SEI) has now pitched in at least one game in 29 consecutive seasons. ... Nakajima's (SEI) single in the 7th was his 1,000th of his career.
SOF: Matsuda (10)