Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 32837 | Softbank leads series, 12-3-1 | Time: 2:58
Potential Starters: Kohei Hasebe (RAK) 3-1, 6.52 - Tsuyoshi Wada (SOF) 12-4, 2.88
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 5th)
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 8: G6|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-3||1: DP, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: BB|
|(CF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: G4|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: 2B|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-2||2: G5, 4: DP|
|PH-RF||Nakamura, Masato||0-for-2||7: F6, 9: G5|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||2-for-4||2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(RF)||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-2||2: G6, 5: DP|
|PH-LF||Linden, Todd||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-3, 1 R||3: SO, 5: 1B, 8: f3|
|Hasebe, Kohei, L||6||112||28||23||8||1||6||2||0||3||0||0||4||4||6.395|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi||1 2/3||20||6||6||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.450|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-3||1: 1B, 2: F7, 4: BB, 6: 1B (CS)|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-3||1: S1, 2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: 2B (BrO)|
|(DH)||Ortiz, Jose||2-for-3||1: SO, 3: 1B, 4: BB, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: SO, 4: G5, 7: G6|
|PR-CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-0||7: (SB)|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: SO|
|(LF-3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-3, 1 R||2: ギ野, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B-1B)||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-3||2: S3, 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: F9|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: HR, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: G4|
|Wada, Tsuyoshi, W||5||84||20||18||6||0||4||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.915|
|Katto, Keisuke, H||1||9||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.749|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||1||11||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.664|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||17||4||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.425|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||12||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.144|
Bottom of the 2nd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Hasebe on the mound for Rakuten
Tamura hits a single to right. Matsuda reaches on a fielder's choice, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Hasegawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Tanoue hits a 3-run homer. Kawasaki flies out to left. Honda grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Teppei hits a double to left. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Makida grounds into a double play.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Wada on the mound for Softbank
Ruiz hits a single to center. Miyade grounds into a double play. Uchimura hits a single to center. Takasu hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Shima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 1st
Kawasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Ortiz strikes out swinging. Kokubo flies out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ortiz hits a single to center. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Tamura strikes out looking. Matsuda hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Morimoto strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 4th
Hasegawa flies out to second. Tanoue grounds out to short. Kawasaki walks. Honda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ortiz walks to load the bases. Kokubu grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 7th
Honda hits a double to left. Oritz hits a single to left, Honda thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Kokubo grounds out to short, runner on first. Kidokoro enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kokubo. Kidokoro steals second. Tamura strikes out swininging.
Top of the 9th
Yamasaki hits a double to left. Nakamura grounds out to second, runner on third. M. Nakamura grounds out to third. Ruiz flies out to left.
The Hawks won their 9th game in a row and are now 53-40-3 (1st place). The last time the Hawks won 9 in a row was between 4/20 and 5/1 in 2007. ... The Eagles dropped their 5th game in a row and are now 40-50-2 (6th place).
Wada (SOF) got the win and is now 4-0 in 5 starts since his last loss on 6/19 (vs Seibu). Wada is now 13-4 on the year. He is also 3-0 in 3 starts against the Eagles this season. Mahara (SOF) notched his 21st save of the year. ... Hasebe (RAK) took the loss and dropped to 3-2 on the year. This was Hasebe's first start against Softbank this year.
Mahara's (SOF) saved his 150th game in his 267th game. That breaks the previous Japanese player speed-record set by Masahide Kobayashi when he saved his 150th game in his 312th game.
SOF: Tanoue (6)