Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 30776 | Softbank leads series, 12-4-1 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 5-7, 3.62 - Kenji Otonari (SOF) 2-7, 4.14
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: S1, 4: F8, 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||2-for-4, 1 R||1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: F6, 9: G4|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B|
|PR-DH||Hiraishi, Yosuke||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G5, 3: HR, 5: G5, 8: L4|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 3: HR, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||0-for-4||2: SO, 3: SO, 6: SO, 8: E5|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-4||2: G4, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: f5|
|(C)||Ino, Suguru||1-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: G4, 6: F4, 9: SO|
|Nagai, Satoshi, W||8||121||29||27||5||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.456|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 3rd, 5th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: F5|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-3||1: G5, 4: f3, 6: G4|
|1B||Fukuda, Shuhei||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-3||2: 2B, 4: G4, 7: F7|
|RF||Shibahara, Hiroshi||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: G4|
|PH||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-4||2: G3, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G5, 5: 1B, 8: HR, 9: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||3: BB (BrO), 5: F8, 8: SO, 9: G5|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: DP, 8: BB|
|Otonari, Kenji, L||7||128||30||28||9||3||9||0||0||2||0||0||7||7||4.556|
Top of the 1st - 2 run, 2 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Takasu hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt. Teppei flies out to left. Yamasaki hits a 2-run homer. Nakamura grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd - 5 runs, 5 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Ino hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takasu. Uchimura hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Teppei hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Nakamura hits a 3-run homer. Ruiz hits a solo homer. Linden strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Morifuku on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Fukuda takes over at first; Shibahara takes over in right; Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Yamasaki hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Hiraishi. Nakamura lines out to second. Ruiz flies out to left, Hiraishi advances to second on throwing error (E6). Linden reaches on a throwing error (E5) and a run scores, runner on first. Makida fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Kosaka takes over at third; Nakamura moves from third to first.
Matsuda hits a solo homer. Hasegawa strikes out looking. Tanoue walks. Kawasaki flies out to third. Honda grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Fukuda hits a single to center. Shibahara strikes out looking. Matsunaka, pinch-hitting for Kidokorom srtikes out swinging. Petagine hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Matsuda hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Hasegawa grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kokubo hits a double to left. Tamura strikes out looking. Petagine grounds out to first, runner on third. Matsuda grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
Hasegawa walks. Tanoue hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kawasaki flies out to center. Honda flies out to center and Hasegawa is doubled off second.
Top of the 6th
Ruiz strikes out out swinging. Linden strikes out swinging. Makida hits a double to right. Ino flies out to second.
The Hawks took the series, 2-1.
The Eagles stopped a 5-game winning streak and are now 41-50-2 (6th place). ... The Hawks' 9-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 53-41-3 (1st place).
Nagai (RAK) won his second start in a row and is now 6-7. He also picked up his first victory against the Hawks in 3 starts -- he's now 1-2. ... Otonari (SOF) took the loss for the Hawks and dropped to 2-8 on the season. Prior to tonight's start, Otonari was actually 1-0 with an 0.64 ERA in two starts against the Eagles this season.
RAK: Yamasaki (19), Nakamura (11), Ruiz (6)
SOF: Matsuda (11)