Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 42693 | Hanshin leads series, 8-4-0 | Time: 3:05
Potential Starters: Tomokazu Oka (YOK) 2-4, 4.06 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 2-1, 4.22
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 4: 1B, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: F8, 4: 2B, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-3||2: G6, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: SO, 6: BB, 9: G3|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F8, 4: F4, 6: G1, 9: HR|
|(CF)||Yoshimura, Yuki||1-for-4||3: 1B, 4: G4, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-3||3: DP, 5: F8, 7: SO|
|PH||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Shimizu, Naoyuki||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: f3, 7: SO|
|Shimizu, Naoyuki, L||6 1/3||100||27||25||8||0||6||1||0||1||0||0||6||6||4.895|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: DP, 6: SO, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3||1: G1, 3: G6, 6: F8, 7: S2|
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||2-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: G1, 7: 1B (SB), 7: f9 (SB)|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-3, 2 RBI||2: G4, 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|PR||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|PH||Tagami, Kenichi||0-for-1||8: G4|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-2||2: BB, 5: F3, 7: 1B|
|PR-LF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1, 1 R||8: F7|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: F4, 7: S1, 8: F9|
|(P)||Messenger, Randy||1-for-1||3: 1B|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||6: SO|
|PH-1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||1-for-1, 1 R, 2 RBI||7: 1B|
|Nishimura, Ken, W||1||22||3||3||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.240|
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Uchikawa hits a single to right. Ishikawa picked up a bunt hit, runners on first and second. Harper clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge strikes out looking. Castillo flies out to second. Yoshimura grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 6 runs, 8 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits a single to center. Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Arai steals second, runners on second and third. Brazell clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Jojima hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Asai hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner advances to second on throw.
Pitching change: Shinohara in for Shimizu.
Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Hata in for Shinohara.
Murton hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Arai fouls out to right.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujihara on the mound for Hanshin
Sledge grounds out to first.
Pitching change: Watanabe in for Fujihara.
Castillo hits a solo homer. Yoshimura strikes out swinging. Shimozono, pinch-hitting for Takeyama, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Arai hits a single to left. Brazell hits a grounder to second, Brazell safe on first on throwing error (E6) and advances to second, runner on second. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. Jojima strikes out looking. Asai strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th
Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Harper flies out to right. Murata hits a single to left. Sledge walks, runners on first and second. Castillo grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 8th
Tagami, pinch-hitting for Kubota, grounds out to second. S. Fujikawa flies out to left. Jojima hits a double to left. Asai flies out to right.
The Tigers won their 2nd straight game and are now 50-36-1 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars lost their 5th game in a row and are now 30-58-0 (6th place).
Nishimura (HAN) got the win and improved to 7-2. ... Shimizu (YOK) dropped his 8th game of the season and is now 8-8. He also suffered his first loss against the Tigers this season -- he was 3-0 in three starts against Hanshin prior to tonight's loss.
YOK: Catsillo (9)