Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 41594 | Chunichi leads series, 8-7-0 | Time: 3:40
Potential Starters: Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 3-2, 4.12 - Shun Tono (YOM) 11-2, 2.68
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: f2, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: E6|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: F9, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 3: F9, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: 2B, 4: SO, 6: HR, 9: G1|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-4||2: L6, 4: F8, 6: F7, 9: G4|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-4||2: F9, 5: 2B, 7: G6, 9: G3|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B (BrO), 5: G1, 7: F9|
|(P)||Nelson, Maximo||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G3|
|PH||Nakata, Ryoji||0-for-1||7: G3|
|Nelson, Maximo, W||5 2/3||99||26||22||6||1||5||3||0||1||0||0||2||2||3.919|
|Shimizu, Akinobu, H||1/3||11||2||2||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.471|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||1||20||5||3||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.143|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||16||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.811|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||17||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.969|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: F7, 5: S1, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: F7, 5: G1, 7: BB|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-5||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G3, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: G6, 7: F7|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: F9, 6: SO, 7: f2|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G4 (SB), 4: F8, 6: HR, 8: G6|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||1-for-2||2: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-1||6: 1B|
|PH||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Tono, Shun, L||6||114||24||23||6||1||7||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||2.769|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Wada hits a double to center. Nomoto lines out to short. Tanishige flis out to right, runner on third. N. Donoue hits an RBI single to left and is thrown out trying to get to second.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Oshima strikes out swinging. Morino hits a single to left. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a 2-run homer. Nomoto flies out to left.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Kamei grounds out to short. Abe strikes out looking. Takahashi walks. Wakiya hits a 2-run homer. Chono enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Tono.
Pitching change: Shimizu in for Nelson.
Chono hits a single to right. Sakamoto strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Araki fouls out to the catcher. Oshima walks. Morino grounds out to first, runner on second. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kamei hits a double to right. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Takahashi flies out to left. Wakiya grounds out to second, runners on first and third. Wakiya steals second, runners on second and third. Tono strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Tanishige hits a double to center. N. Donoue grounds out to the pitcher. Nelson fails on a sac bunt attempt. Araki strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 5th
Tono hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakamoto. Matsumoto grounds out to the pitcher. Ogasawara hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Ramirez strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Matsumoto walks. Ogasawara grounds out to first. Ramirez walks, runners on first and second. Kamei flies out to left. Abe fouls out to the catcher.
The Dragons took the series 2-1.
The Dragons are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 50-42-1 (3rd place) ... The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 51-39-0 (2nd place).
Nelson (CHU) picked up his first win of the season and is 1-0. Iwase (CHU) saved his 28th game of the year. ... Tono (YOM) took the loss, his first since 6/12 (vs Softbank). In between the losses, Tono was 3-0 in 5 starts. He also suffered his first loss against Chunichi this year and is now 2-1 in three starts against them.
CHU: Wada (27)
YOM: Wakiya (3)