Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 44155 | Hanshin leads series, 9-7-0 | Time: 3:12
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 9-4, 3.46 - Shun Tono (YOM) 11-3, 2.77
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: G3, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G4|
|(CF-RF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G5, 4: SO, 6: S9, 7: F8|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F3, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-3||2: F8, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F8|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-2||2: F6, 5: L6|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH-CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||8: G3|
|(RF-LF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-3||3: BB, 5: F8, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH-C||Shimizu, Takashi||1-for-3||5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F6|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, L||4||69||19||16||5||2||5||1||1||1||0||0||6||6||3.761|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-5||1: SO, 2: G4, 4: F9, 7: F4, 8: F8|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 2: 2B, 5: 1B (CS), 7: BB|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-2||1: SO, 2: G6|
|2B||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||5: SO, 7: 2B|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HBP, 3: F4, 5: F9, 7: 2B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: F7|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-2, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: HR, 3: F6|
|1B||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-2, 1 R||6: G1, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: HR, 6: F8, 8: 1B|
|(2B-3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G6, 8: G3|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||0-for-1||2: S2, 4: SO|
|P||Kubo, Yuya||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-0, 1 RBI||8: S8|
|Tono, Shun, W||6 2/3||135||29||24||5||0||11||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.693|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||1 1/3||18||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.613|
Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez gets hit by a pitch. Abe walks, runners on first and second. Takahashi hits a 3-run homer. Chono hits a double to left. Wakiya hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tono hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sakamoto grounds out to second, runner on third. Matsumoto hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ogasawara grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Hanshin
Chono hits a solo homer. Wakiya flies out to center. Tono strikes out looking. Sakamoto flies out to right.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Toritani hits a single to center. Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Murton hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Arai flies out to first. Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Wakatake on the mound for Hanshin
Kubo strikes out looking. Sakamoto flies out to second. Matsumoto walks. E. Gonzalez hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ramirez hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ramirez. Abe flies out to left.
Bottom of he 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujihara on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Murton moves from center to right; Asai takes over in center; Lin moves from right to left.
Kamei hits a single to right. Chono hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Tani, pinch-hitting for Kubo, hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Sakamoto flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th
Abe hits a single to center. Kamei grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Chono flies out to center. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Wakiya grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Ando, strikes out swinging. Lin strikes out looking. Shimizu hits a single to center. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Hirano walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Tono.
Murton flies out to center.
The Giants took the series, 2-1.
The Giants are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 56-40-0 (1st place). ... The Tigers are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 53-38-2 (2nd place).
Tono (YOM) got the win and improved to 12-3 on the year. Against the Tigers this season, Tono is now 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts. ... Kubo (HAN) lost his first game since 5/12 (vs Nippon Ham) and fell to 9-5. Between losses, Kubo went 6-0 in 11 starts. Against the Giants this season, Kubo is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA in 4 starts.
Jojima (HAN) was taken out of the game after his at bat in the 5th inning. This was apparently Jojima's shortest outing of the season.
Wakiya (YOM) extended his consecutive games with at least one run scored streak to 15 games. That sets a new Central League record.
YOM: Takahashi (11), Chono (16)