Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 46800 | Chunichi leads series, 7-6-0 | Time: 2:55
Potential Starters: Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 8-5, 3.65 - Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 8-4, 3.53
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F9, 6: G3, 8: F7|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-2||1: S1, 3: G1, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G4, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: SO, 7: f5, 9: F7|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-2||1: SO, 4: SO|
|RF||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-2||7: SO, 9: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-2||2: G5, 5: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||7: G4|
|PH||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Nakata, Ryoji||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, L||7||97||31||31||11||1||5||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||3.660|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5||1: G6, 2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F4|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: 1B, 2: G1, 4: G1, 7: F9|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: DP, 5: 1B, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F7, 8: F1|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: HR, 5: G5, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: IBB|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F8|
|P||Fujikawa, Kyuji||0-for-0||8: BB|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, W||7 2/3||121||30||27||5||0||12||2||0||1||0||0||2||2||3.462|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1 1/3||26||5||4||0||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.361|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Blanco grounds out to second, runner on third. Wada hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nomoto strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 5 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Brazell hits a single to right. Kanemoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Jojima hits a single to center, bases loaded. Asai hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded. Kubo strikes out swinging. Toritani flies out to right. Hirano hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded. Murton grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: Hidenori takes over in right.
Jojima hits a solo homer. Asai strikes out swinging. Kubo grounds out to second. Toritani hits a single to center. Hirano hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Murton grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th
R. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, strikes out swinging. Araki flies out to left. Oshima walks. Morino hits an infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Kubo.
Blanco strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Brazell flies out to left. Kanemoto flies out to the pitcher.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Kobayashi.
Jojima hits a single to left and steals second. Asai gets an intentional walks, runners on first and second. Fujikawa walks to load the bases. Toritani flies out to second.
The Tigers won their third game in a row and are now 51-36-1 (1st place). ... The Dragons are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 50-43-1 (3rd place).
Kubo (HAN) got the win and improved to 10-4. Kubo is now 6-0 in 11 starts since his last loss on 5/12 (vs Nippon Ham). Versus the Dragons, Kubo is 1-1 in 2 starts with a 3.95 ERA this year. Fujikawa (HAN) picked up his 18th save of the year. ... Yoshimi (CHU) took the loss and is now 0-2 in three starts since his last victory on 7/9 (vs Yomiuri). Yoshimi is now 8-6 on the year and 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 4 starts vs the Tigers.
Fujikawa (HAN) hit 156km/h on the radar gun and tied a career high.
HAN: Jojima (18)