Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 17606 | Seibu leads series, 9-5-0 | Time: 3:29
Potential Starters: Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 5-8, 4.60 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 7-6, 2.69
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: BB, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 7: G6|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G6, 4: F8, 7: BB, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: HR, 5: F9, 7: HBP, 8: F9|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: G6, 4: HR, 5: f2, 7: 1B|
|LF||Hoshi, Hidekazu||0-for-1||8: G6|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: F7, 5: SO, 7: S8, 9: SO|
|(LF-1B)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||2-for-5, 1 R||2: SO, 4: 2B, 6: F9, 7: 2B, 9: G3|
|(3B)||Asamura, Hideto||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: F9, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-3, 1 RBI||3: G1, 4: SO, 6: F8, 7: BB|
|(RF)||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-3||3: F4, 4: BB, 6: f5, 7: F8|
|Hsu, Ming-Chieh, W||7||107||28||26||8||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.273|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 3rd, 4th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-5||1: G4, 3: SO, 6: f2, 7: G4, 9: G1|
|(SS-2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||5-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B (CS), 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: DP, 6: 2B, 8: BB, 9: G5|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: F4, 6: f2, 8: 2B, 9: F4|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-2||2: 2B, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-3||2: 1B, 4: DP, 7: 1B|
|PR-SS||Nishimura, Wataru||1-for-1, 1 RBI||8: 1B|
|(2B-3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: F7, 8: S8|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||0-for-4||2: F7, 5: G3, 7: G3, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4||2: G4, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 8: G4|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, L||4||68||20||18||6||2||3||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||2.851|
|Satake, Kenta||1 2/3||28||6||5||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.154|
Top of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a solo homer. Fernandez hits a solo homer. Brown flies out to left. Oshima hits a double to right. Asamura hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw. Uemoto strikes out swinging. Sato walks, runners on first and second. Kataoka hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kuriyama flies out to center.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamamura on the mound for Rakuten
Oshima flies out to right. Asamura hits a solo homer. Uemoto flies out to center. Sato fouls out to third.
Top of the 7th - 4 runs, 3 hits
Yabu on the mound for Rakuten
Kataoka hits a single to right. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Fernandez hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and third. Brown hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Oshima hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Asamura walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Satake in for Yabu.
Uemoto walks in a run, bases loaded. Sato flies out to center. Kataoka grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 run, 3 hits
Iwao on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at second.
Uchimura hits an infield single. Teppei walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Ruiz walks to load the bases. Nishimura hits an RBI single to center, bases remain loaded.
Pitching change: Onodera in for Iwao.
Kusano hits a sac fly to center, runners on second and third. Linden strikes out swinging. Shima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Ruiz hits a double to right. Nakamura hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kusano strikes out looking. Linden flies out to left. Shima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Hijirisawa fouls out to the catcher (bunt attempt). Uchimura hits a single to center. Teppei hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Yamasaki fouls out to the catcher. Ruiz flies out to center.
Bottom of the 7th
Nakamura hits a single to right and is replaced by pinch-runner Nishimura. Kusano files out to left. Linden grounds out to first. Shima hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.
The Lions won their fourth game in a row and are now 59-47-0 (1st place). ... The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 46-55-2 (6th place).
Hsu (SEI) picked up his first win since 6/27 (vs Orix) and is now 6-8. In between the victories, Hsu was 0-4 in 5 starts. This was also Hsu's first start against the Rakuten Eagles. ... Iwakuma (RAK) took the loss and fell to 7-7 on the year. He's also 1-1 in 3 starts against the Lions this season.
Iwakuma (RAK) left the game in the 4th with discomfort in his right shoulder.
Yabu (RAK) topped out at 149km/h in his first NPB game since 2004.
SEI: Nakajima (14), Fernandez (4), Asamura (1)