Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 40280 | Rakuten leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 2:59
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 9-6, 2.83 - Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 0-3, 8.05
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-5, 1 R||1: G6, 3: G3, 5: 2B, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(SS-2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-2, 2 R||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: S2, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI||1: HBP, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: G6 (BrO)|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||3-for-5, 3 RBI||1: f3, 3: 2B, 5: f2, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-5, 1 RBI||2: SO, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G5|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 3: G6, 5: F4, 7: S9|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 7: F7|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-4||2: DP, 4: G6, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, W||9||128||32||32||7||1||11||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.707|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 4th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G3, 6: SO, 8: F9|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F8, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4||1: F8, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4||1: DP, 4: 1B (CS), 7: F8, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: SO, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3||2: L3, 5: SO, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: F3, 8: HR|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G4|
|PH-SS||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3||3: 1B, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L||2 1/3||48||13||12||6||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||3||3||8.438|
|Sakakibara, Ryo||2 2/3||31||11||10||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||2||2||2.496|
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a double to right. Takasu hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Makida hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Shima grounds into a double play.
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yoshikawa on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa grounds out to first. Uchimura hits a single to center. Teppei hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yamasaki clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Yoshikawa.
Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hijirisawa hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Yamasaki fouls out to the catcher. Ruiz hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Nakamura flies out to second.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Nippon Ham
Uchimura walks. Teppei hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Takasu flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Nakata hits a solo homer. Yang (Yoh), pinch-hitting for Ono, strikes out swinging. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tanaka flies out to right.
Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to left. Morimoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to center. Koyano grounds into a double play.
The Fighters took the series, 2-1.
Eagles stopped a 2-game slide and are now 46-54-2 (6th place). ... The Fighters 4-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 51-50-2 (5th place).
Tanaka (RAK) won his second start in a row and improved to 10-6. He's also 2-1 in 3 starts against the Fighters this season. ... Yoshikawa (HAM) took the loss (his fourth in as many starts) and has yet to record a victory in 5 starts this season. He is now 0-4.
HAM: Nakata (8)