Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 18340 | Seibu leads series, 10-5-0 | Time: 3:26
Potential Starters: Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) 1-2, 4.23 - Satoshi Nagai (RAK) 7-7, 3.43
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 9th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-3||1: F8, 3: F6, 6: 1B, 7: BB (SB), 9: S1|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: F8, 6: S3, 7: F7, 9: BB|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F8, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: 1B, 9: DP|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: S7, 8: G3|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: SO|
|PH-DH||Ishii, Yoshihito||1-for-2, 1 RBI||6: G4, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||0-for-4||2: G4, 5: G1, 7: F8, 8: F3|
|(3B)||Asamura, Hideto||1-for-3, 1 R||2: f9, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 8: BB|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: HR, 8: G4|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-3, 1 R||3: SO, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|Hirano, Masamitsu, W||6||88||23||20||4||1||3||2||0||1||2||0||2||2||4.010|
|Okamoto, Atsushi, H||1||11||3||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.284|
|Osada, Shuichiro, H||2/3||21||5||4||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.021|
|Sikorski, Brian, S||1 1/3||15||5||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.331|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th, 7th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-4, 1 R||1: L5, 3: 1B, 6: G3, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-2, 1 R||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: G3, 6: F7, 8: F4|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: BB, 4: SO, 6: HR, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: SO, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: F8, 7: BB, 9: G6|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-4||2: F4, 5: L6, 7: G1, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Nakamura, Masato||2-for-4||3: 1B (BrO), 5: 1B (CS), 7: DP, 9: F8|
|(C)||Ino, Suguru||0-for-1||3: S3, 5: SO|
|PH||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-1||8: SO|
|C||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-1||9: f3|
|Nagai, Satoshi, L||7||121||29||25||6||1||6||2||0||1||1||0||3||3||3.447|
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Takayama hits a single to left. Kataoka hits a bunt single, runners on first and second. Kuriyama hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Nakajima walks to load the bases. Fernandez hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Y. Ishii, pinch-hitting for Brown, grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Hijirisawa grounds out to first. Uchimura walks. Teppei flies out to left. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Yamasaki hits a 2-run homer. Ruiz flies out to center.
Top of the 7th - 2 run, 2 hits
Nagai on the mound for Rakuten
Oshima flies out to center. Asamura hits a single to center. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Uemoto hits a 2-run homer. Takayama strikes out swinging. Kataoka walks and steals second. Kuriyama flies out to left.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a single to center. Fernandez grounds out to first, runner on second. Y. Ishii hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Oshima flies out to first. Asamura walks, runners on first and second. Uemoto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at third.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Ino, strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits a single to left. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Teppei flies out to second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki.
Pitching change: Sikorski in for Osada.
Ruiz strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Fernandez hits a single to right. Brown strikes out swinging. Oshima grounds out to second, runner on second. Asamura fouls out to right.
Bottom of the 3rd
M. Nakamura hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ino. Hijirisawa hits a bunt single, runners on first and third. Uchimura hits a grounder to second and M. Nakamura gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Teppei grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th
Kuriyama flies out to center. Nakajima flies out to right. Fernandez hits a double to left. Brown strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th
Takayama walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kataoka. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima grounds into a double play.
Seibu swept the series, 2-0 (one game was rained out).
The Lions won their 5th game in a row and are now 60-47-0 (1st place). ... The Eagles lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 46-56-2 (6th place).
Hirano (SEI) got the win and evened his record to 2-2 in 6 starts so far this season. Sikorski (SEI) notched his 28th save of the year. ... Nagai (RAK) dropped his first game since 7/11 (vs Seibu) and fell to 7-8. In between losses, Nagai went 3-0 in three starts. Nagai has not won a game against the Eagles this season and is now 0-2 in four starts.
SEI: Uemoto (3)
RAK: Yamasaki (21)