Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 36935 | Chunichi leads series, 8-7-1 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 2-2, 3.09 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 8-6, 3.66
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: F9, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4||1: F9, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G6, 6: DP, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4||2: F7, 5: G6, 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: HR, 7: F7, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 2B, 7: F8|
|PH||Kano, Keisuke||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3||3: G5, 5: G5, 8: 1B|
|PH||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||3: SO, 5: IBB, 8: S1|
|(P)||Tsuru, Naoto||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|Tsuru, Naoto, L||6||102||26||24||7||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.082|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(CF-RF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: F9|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: DP, 5: 2B, 8: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-2, 2 R||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: IBB, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: L5, 5: F6|
|PH-2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-0||8: S2|
|(RF)||Donoue, Takehiro||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: G4|
|PH||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-0||8: IBB|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: F7, 4: SO, 6: f9, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: IBB, 4: F7, 6: F9, 8: G6|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||0-for-3||2: G5, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|PH||Hirata, Ryosuke||0-for-1||8: f4|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, W||7 1/3||103||27||24||4||1||5||2||0||1||0||0||1||1||3.508|
|Asao, Takuya, H||2/3||9||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.917|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||21||5||5||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.118|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Morino hits a single to center. Blanco grounds out to second, runner on second. T. Donoue hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. N. Donoue flies out to left. Oda gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yoshimi grounds out to third.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound Chunichi
Arai grounds out to short. Brazell hits a solo homer. Kanemoto hits a double to right. Jojima grounds out to third. Asai gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Tsuru strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Yoshimi grounds out to second. Araki hits a single to center. Hidenori grounds out to short, runner on first. Wada hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Morino gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Blanco flies out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Shimizu is the new catcher.
Wada hits a single to left. Morino walks, runners on first and second. T. Iwasaki, pinch-hitting for Blanco, hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Fujihara in for Watanabe.
Koike, pinch-hitting for T. Donoue, gets an intentional walk to load the bases. N. Donoue hits an RBI single to center, bases remain loaded. Oda drives in a run with a ground out to short, runners on first and third. Hirata, pinch-hitting for Asao, fouls out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Morino hits a single to center. Blanco lines out to third. T. Donoue hits a single to right, runners on first and third. N. Donue strikes out swinging. Oda flies out to left.
Top of the 8th
Jojima hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Uemoto. Asai hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Nishimura, walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Asao in for Yoshimi.
Shimizu enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Toritani strikes out swinging. Hirano flies out to left.
Top of the 9th
Murton hits a single to left. Arai hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Brazell flies out to center. Kano, pinch-hitting for S. Fujikawa, strikes out swinging. Yamato, pinch-hitting for Fujihara, strikes out swinging.
The Dragons had gone 6 games without a victory (0-5-1) until tonight and are now 51-47-2 (3rd place). ... The Tigers are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 53-39-2 (2nd place).
Yoshimi (CHU) got the win and improved to 9-6. Yoshimi was 0-2 in three starts since his last victory on 7/9 (Yomiuri) before tonight's victory. Yoshimi also evened his record to 2-2 in 5 starts against the Tigers this season. Iwase CHU) notched his 29th save of the year. ... Tsuru (HAN) took the loss and is now 0-2 in four start since his last victory on 7/10 (vs Yomiuri).
HAN: Brazell (34)