## Chunichi Dragons 5 – Hanshin Tigers 5 (July 31, 2010)

by Gen on Jul.31, 2010 @ 4:01 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

**Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00**

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | R | H | E | |

Chunichi | 0 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 11 | 1 |

Hanshin | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 13 | 1 |

Attendance: 46917 | Chunichi leads series, 7-6-1 | Time: 5:25

Potential Starters: Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 3-2, 4.12 - Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi (HAN) 5-5, 3.04

**Chunichi**

Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 2nd)

Pos | Player Name | Performance | Results |

(SS) | Araki, Masahiro | 0-for-5 | 1: G6, 2: BB, 4: G1, 6: SO, 9: F8, 11: F8 |

(CF) | Oshima, Yohei | 2-for-6 | 1: SO, 2: F9, 4: SO, 7: G1, 9: 1B, 12: 1B |

(3B) | Morino, Masahiko | 1-for-5, 1 RBI | 1: G6, 3: G6, 5: F8, 7: F7, 9: 1B, 12: IBB |

(1B) | Blanco, Tony | 1-for-5, 1 R | 2: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: G3 |

P | Iwase, Hitoki | 0-for-0 | |

P | Mise, Koji | 0-for-0 | |

P | Hirai, Masafumi | 0-for-0 | |

PH | Nomoto, Kei | 0-for-0 | 12: ギ野 |

P | Suzuki, Yoshihiro | 0-for-0 | |

(LF) | Wada, Kazuhiro | 2-for-5, 1 R | 2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 8: F7, 10: F8, 12: SO |

(RF) | Yamai, Daisuke | 0-for-0 | |

RF | Donoue, Takehiro | 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI | 2: DP, 3: HR, 5: F7, 8: G6 |

RF | Kuramoto, Hidenori | 0-for-2 | 10: SO, 12: F4 |

(C) | Tanishige, Motonobu | 1-for-5, 1 R | 2: 2B, 3: SO, 6: BB, 8: F9, 10: G4, 12: F8 |

(2B) | Donoue, Naomichi | 2-for-2 | 2: IBB, 4: 1B, 6: S1, 9: 1B |

PR-2B | Iwasaki, Tatsuro | 0-for-1, 1 R | 11: G4 |

(P) | Nakata, Kenichi | 1-for-2, 1 RBI | 2: 1B, 4: S1, 6: f2 |

P | Kobayashi, Masato | 0-for-0 | |

P | Asao, Takuya | 0-for-0 | |

P | Shimizu, Akinobu | 0-for-0 | |

P | Takahashi, Akifumi | 0-for-0 | |

PH-1B | Koike, Masaaki | 0-for-1 | 9: S1, 11: F8 |

Pitching

Player Name | IP | NP | PA | AB | H | HR | SO | BB | HBP | SH | WP | BK | R | ER | ERA |

Nakata, Kenichi | 5 1/3 | 132 | 27 | 23 | 8 | 0 | 8 | 4 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 4.050 |

Kobayashi, Masato, H | 2/3 | 11 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2.314 |

Asao, Takuya, H | 1 | 17 | 4 | 4 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1.940 |

Shimizu, Akinobu | 1/3 | 14 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3.638 |

Takahashi, Akifumi | 2/3 | 9 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2.109 |

Iwase, Hitoki | 1 | 31 | 7 | 5 | 2 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2.182 |

Mise, Koji, H | 2/3 | 9 | 3 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 15.000 |

Hirai, Masafumi, H | 1 1/3 | 15 | 4 | 4 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2.750 |

Suzuki, Yoshihiro | 1 | 7 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4.378 |

12 | 245 | 55 | 46 | 13 | 1 | 16 | 6 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 5 |

**Hanshin**

Hitting (LOB: 14, DPs in: 8th)

Pos | Player Name | Performance | Results |

(SS) | Toritani, Takashi | 3-for-7, 1 R, 1 RBI | 1: 1B, 2: G4, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 8: 2B, 10: F8, 12: F8 |

(2B) | Hirano, Keiichi | 2-for-6, 1 R | 1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 6: G5, 8: L4, 10: G6 |

(RF) | Murton, Matt | 0-for-5 | 1: SO, 3: G3, 5: F8, 7: SO, 9: G4, 10: BB |

(3B) | Arai, Takahiro | 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI | 1: 2B (BrO), 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: 2B, 10: SO |

(1B) | Brazell, Craig | 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI | 1: BB, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: HR, 9: SO, 11: G4 |

(LF) | Kanemoto, Tomoaki | 1-for-4 | 1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO |

LF | Fujikawa, Shunsuke | 0-for-0 | |

PH-LF | Kano, Keisuke | 0-for-1 | 9: HBP, 11: SO |

(C) | Jojima, Kenji | 2-for-5, 1 R | 1: F7, 4: F7, 6: 2B, 8: 1B, 9: HBP, 11: F9 |

(CF) | Asai, Ryo | 2-for-5, 1 RBI | 2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: S1, 9: 1B, 12: G4 |

(P) | Tsuru, Naoto | 0-for-1 | 2: SO |

PH | Hiyama, Shinjiro | 0-for-1 | 4: G4 |

P | Nishimura, Ken | 0-for-0 | |

PH | Lin, Wei-Chu | 0-for-0 | 6: BB |

PR | Uemoto, Hiroki | 0-for-0 | |

P | Fujihara, Masanori | 0-for-0 | |

P | Watanabe, Ryo | 0-for-0 | |

PH | Sekimoto, Kentaro | 0-for-0 | 8: BB |

PR | Maeda, Yamato | 0-for-0 | 8: (BrO) |

P | Kubota, Tomoyuki | 0-for-0 | |

PH | Shimizu, Takashi | 0-for-1 | 9: SO |

P | Fujikawa, Kyuji | 0-for-0 | |

P | Ando, Yuya | 0-for-1 | 12: SO |

Pitching

Player Name | IP | NP | PA | AB | H | HR | SO | BB | HBP | SH | WP | BK | R | ER | ERA |

Tsuru, Naoto | 4 | 78 | 20 | 16 | 6 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 4 | 3 | 3.090 |

Nishimura, Ken | 2 | 29 | 8 | 6 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3.115 |

Fujihara, Masanori | 2/3 | 7 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 3.724 |

Watanabe, Ryo | 1 1/3 | 13 | 4 | 4 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 2.282 |

Kubota, Tomoyuki | 1 | 12 | 6 | 5 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 4.430 |

Fujikawa, Kyuji, H | 1 | 15 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1.328 |

Ando, Yuya | 2 | 34 | 9 | 7 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 7.500 |

12 | 188 | 52 | 43 | 11 | 1 | 8 | 5 | 0 | 4 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 4 |

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**Recap**

**Scoring Summary**

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits

K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi

Defense: T. Donue takes over in right.

Toritani hits a single to center. Hirano reaches on a bunt single, runners on first and second. Murton strikes out swinging. **Arai clears the bases with a 2-run double to left** and is thrown out trying to get to third. Brazell walks, runner on first. Kanemoto hits an infield single. Jojima files out to left.

Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 4 hits

Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin

Blanco hits a single to left. Wada hits a single to left, Blanco advances to third on a fielding error (E7), runners on first and third. **T. Donoue hits into a double play as a run scores**. Tanishige hits a double to left. N. Donoue gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. **K. Nakata hits an RBI single to right**, runners on first and third. Araki walks to load the bases. Oshima flies out to right.

Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 1 hit

Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin

Morino grounds out to short. Blanco grounds out to short. Wada walks. **T. Donue hits a 2-run homer**. Tanishige strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit

Asao on the mound for Chunichi

Murton strikes out swinging. Arai grounds out to second. **Brazell hits a solo homer**. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits

Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi

Defense: Hidenori takes over in right.

Jojima hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Asai. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, walks, runners on first and second.

Pitching change: Takahashi in for Shimizu.

**Toritani hits an RBI double to right**, runners on second and third. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Hirano lines out to second and Yamato is doubled off third.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits

Kubota on the mound for Hanshin

N. Donoue hits a single to right. T. Iwasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for N. Donoue. Koike, pinch-hitting for Takahashi, hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Araki flies out to center. Oshima hits a single to left, runners on first and third. **Morino hits an RBI single to left**, runners on first and second. Blanco grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits

Iwase on the mound for Chunichi

Defense: T. Iwasaki takes over at second; Koike takes over at first.

Murton grounds out to second. Arai hits a double to left. Brazell strikes out swinging. Kano, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Jojima gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. **Asai hits an RBI infield single**, bases remain loaded. Shimizu, pinch-hitting for Kubota, strikes out swinging.

**Missed Opportunities**

Bottom of the 3rd

Hirano hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E6). Murton grounds out to first, runner on third. Arai walks, runners on first and third. Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto strikes out looking.

Top of the 4th

N. Donoue hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Nakata. Araki grounds out to the pitcher. Oshima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 4th

Jojima flies out to left. Asai hits a single to right. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Tsuru, grounds out to second, runner on second. Toritani hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Toritani steals second, runners on second and third. Hirano grounds out to third.

Top of the 5th

Morino flies out to center. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a double to left. T. Donoue flies out to left.

Top of the 6th

Tanishige walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. K. Nakata fouls out to the catcher. Araki strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th

Jojima hits a double to right. Asai strikes out swinging. Lin, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, walks, runners on first and second.

Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for K. Nakata.

Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Lin. Toritani strikes out swinging. Hirano grounds out to third.

Top of the 12th

Oshima hits a single to left and advances to second on a balk. Morino gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Hirai, hits into a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, base loaded. Wada strikes out swinging. Hidenori flies out to second. Tanishige flies out to center.

**Notes**

The Dragons are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 50-43-2 (3rd place). ... The Tigers are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 51-36-2 (1st place).

T. Donoue (CHU) hit his first home run since 2007.

Home runs

CHU: T. Donoue (1)

HAN: Brazell (33)