Yomiuri Giants vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 29232 | Yomiuri leads series, 12-2-0 | Time: 3:11
Potential Starters: Satoshi Fukuda (YOM) 1-2, 2.84 - Yuki Saito (HIR) 2-4, 6.75
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: F4, 3: F5, 5: 1B, 7: S9, 9: 2B|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F8, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 4: G3, 5: 1B, 8: HR|
|3B||Terauchi, Takayuki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: F7, 5: SO|
|LF-RF||Chono, Hisayoshi||2-for-2||8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(RF-1B)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||0-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G3, 4: L3, 6: HBP, 8: G6, 9: G4|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||2: F8, 5: F9, 6: DP, 8: SO|
|PH-LF||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||3-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: HR, 5: 1B (CS), 6: G5, 8: F7, 9: 1B (BrO), 9: (BrO)|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||2-for-3, 3 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: BB (SB), 7: 3B, 9: BB, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Fukuda, Satoshi||0-for-2, 1 R||3: G3, 5: E5|
|PH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1||7: L3|
|C||Tsuruoka, Kazunari||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|Fukuda, Satoshi, W||5 2/3||89||23||20||3||0||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.189|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: L6, 5: G6, 8: F8|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 3: F4, 6: 1B, 8: 振逃|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G4 (SB), 8: HR|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: BB, 6: F9, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: G5, 6: BB, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F9, 6: G4, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Kokubo, Tetsuya||0-for-1||2: BB, 5: G5|
|PH||Ishii, Takuro||0-for-1||7: G3|
|PH||Kimura, Shogo||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4||2: G6, 5: G6, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(P)||Alvarado, Giancarlo||0-for-1||3: G1|
|PH-3B||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||1-for-3||5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|Alvarado, Giancarlo, L||5||83||22||21||6||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||5||2||3.797|
Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Ramirez hits a solo homer. Kamei grounds out to first. Abe flies out to center. E. Gonzalez hits a solo homer. Wakiya grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Alvarado on the mound for Hiroshima
Abe flies out to right. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to steal second. Wakiya walks and steals second. Fukuda reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and third. Sakamoto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Matsumoto hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second. Ogasawara hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Ramirez strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nakata on the mound for Hiroshima
Wakiya hits a double to center. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, lines out to first. Sakamoto hits a sac fly to right. Matsumoto flies out to center.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ueno on the mound for Hiroshima
Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Chono hits a single to center. Kamei grounds out to short, runner on first. Abe strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 run, 1 hit
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Terauchi takes over at third; Tsuruoka is the new catcher.
Higashide flies out to center. Soyogi reaches on a dropped third strike. Amaya hits a 2-run homer. Shima flies out to left. Hirose flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 6 runs, 7 hits
Chulk on the mound for Hiroshima
Wakiya walks. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Sakamoto clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Matsumoto hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Runners advance on balk, a run scores, runner on second. Terauchi strikes out swinging. Chono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kamei drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on first. Tani, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Chulk.
E. Gonzalez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya hits an RBI single to center and E. Gonzalez is thrown out trying to get to third.
Bottom of the 6th
Soyogi hits a single to center. Amaya grounds out to second, runner on first. Shima flies out to right. Amaya steals second. Hirose walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Fukuda.
Iwamoto grounds out to second.
The Giants swept the series, 3-0.
The Giants won their third game in a row and are now 54-39-0 (2nd place). ... The Carp are still looking for their first victory since the All-Star break and have dropped 6 games in a row. They are now 34-56-2 (5th place).
Fukuda (YOM) started his second game of the season and got the win. He is now 2-2. ... Alvarado (HIR) lost his second start in a row and dropped to 3-6 on the year. In two starts against the Giants this year, Alvarado is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA.
This was Fukuda's (YOM) first victory as a starter since 4/30/2009.
Wakiya (YOM) has now scored a run in 12 consecutive games, tying the franchise mark set by Sadaharu Oh in 1963.
YOM: Ramirez (34), E. Gonzalez (8), Ogasawara (21)
HIR: Amaya (4)