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Tigers offense connects for 8 straight hits

by on Jul.29, 2010 @ 11:45 am, under NPB

The Tigers offense connected for 8 straight hits in the 7th inning last night (there were also two sac bunts sandwiched in between) against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Murton hits a single to center; Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and third; Arai steals second, Brazell clears the bases with a 2-run single to right; Uemoto replaces Brazell as a pinch-runner; 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 replaces Kanemoto as a pinch-runner; 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 and advances to second on the throw; Toritani hits an RBI single to right, runner on first; Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second; Murton hits an infield single, runners on first and third; and Arai fouls out to right.

Matt Murton also broke a string of 17 straight plate appearances without a hit with that single to lead-off the 7th.

In other team related news:

Kentaro Sekimoto picked up another hit last night in a pinch-hit at bat and is now 9-for-16 with 2 homers and 8 RBI this season.