Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 43898 | Yomiuri leads series, 13-4-0 | Time: 2:39
Potential Starters: Ren Nakata (HIR) 0-0, 1.50 - Hideki Asai (YOM)
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F9, 6: f5|
|PH||Akamatsu, Masato||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||1-for-4||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: G3, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F6, 7: G6, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Kurihara, Kenta||2-for-3||2: 2B, 4: 2B, 7: G6|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||0-for-3||2: G3, 4: L6, 7: G6|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 8: G3|
|(1B)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: G4, 8: F8|
|(C)||Kura, Yoshikazu||0-for-3||3: F3, 5: F7, 8: G5|
|(P)||Nakata, Ren||0-for-1||3: G4|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||6: F9|
|2B||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||0-for-1||9: G6|
|Nakata, Ren, L||2||49||13||8||1||0||1||4||1||0||1||0||2||2||3.375|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F6, 2: F7, 3: S8, 5: G6, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: F7, 2: BB, 3: 2B, 6: SO|
|PH-CF||Suzuki, Takahiro||0-for-1||8: f3|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 2: 振逃, 3: F7|
|RF-LF||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-2||6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: HBP, 2: F7, 4: HR, 6: SO|
|LF||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||8: G6|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: HR, 4: SO, 7: F8|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: F4, 7: SO|
|(RF-1B-RF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 3: 2B, 4: F8, 7: 2B|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F8, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: G4|
|(P)||Asai, Hideki||0-for-1||2: BB, 3: S2, 5: SO|
|PH-1B||Odajima, Masakuni||0-for-1||8: G6|
|Asai, Hideki, W||7||91||23||23||2||0||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Nakata on the mound for Hiroshima
Sakamoto flies out to short. Matsumoto flies out to left. Ogasawara walks. Ramirez gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Abe walks to load the bases. E. Gonzalez hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and second. Kamei flies out to left.
Bottom of the 3rd - 4 runs, 5 hits
Hayashi on the mound for Hiroshima
Abe hits a solo homer. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left. Kamei hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Wakiya hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Asai hits a sac bunt, Wakiya advances to second, runners on second and third. Sakamoto hits a sac fly to center, runner on second. Matsumoto hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Ogasawara flies out to left.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ueno on the mound for Hirsohima
Ramirez hits a solo homer. Abe strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez flies out to second. Kamei flies out to center.
Top of the 2nd
Kurihara hits a double to left. Hirose grounds out to first, runner on third. Shima strikes out swinging. Iwamoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Wakiya flies out to center. Asai walks. Sakamoto flies out to left. Matsumoto walks, runners on first and second. Ogasawara reaches on a dropped third strike, bases loaded. Ramirez flies out to left.
Top of the 4th
Soyogi strikes out swinging. Amaya flies out to short. Kurihara hits a double to right. Hirose lines out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Abe flies out to center. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging. Kamei hits a double to center. Wakiya grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Odajima, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, grounds out to short. Sakamoto hits a single to left. Suzuki, pinch-hitting for Matsumoto, fouls out to first.
Pitching change: Umetsu in for Kojima.
Chono hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Tani grounds out to short.
The Carp took the series, 2-1.
The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 57-42-0 (1st place). ... Hiroshima's 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 38-58-2 (5th place).
Asai (YOM) started his first game of the Giants and won. ... Nakata (HIR) started his first game of the season and lost. He is now 0-1 in 6 games (5 relief appearances and 1 start).
Abe (YOM) matched his career high for homers in one season with his 33rd in the 3rd inning.
YOM: Abe (33), Ramirez (36)