Hiroshima Carp vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 31959 | Chunichi leads series, 9-7-0 | Time: 2:59
Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 12-5, 2.18 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 9-6, 3.51
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st)
|(2B)||Higashide, Akihiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G5, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||0-for-2||1: S1, 4: F9, 5: BB, 7: F7|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: SO, 5: f2, 8: F4|
|(3B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-4||1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: E1, 6: F3, 8: G5|
|(CF)||Akamatsu, Masato||0-for-4||2: G3, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: F6|
|(1B)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||2-for-4, 1 R||3: SO, 5: E6, 7: 1B, 9: 2B|
|(P)||Maeda, Kenta||0-for-1||3: F9, 5: S3, 7: S1|
|PH||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||0-for-1||9: G5|
|Maeda, Kenta, L||7||113||30||21||5||0||4||4||0||3||0||0||4||4||2.311|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 2: F9, 5: G6, 7: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S1, 3: F9, 5: F4, 7: S9|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: G6, 6: SO, 7: G6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: G4, 6: F7, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: S9, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(1B)||Arai, Ryota||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F4, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: F9, 7: S2, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-3, 1 R||2: S2, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: G3|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-0, 1 R||7: BB|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, W||7||97||29||24||5||0||7||2||0||3||0||0||1||1||3.384|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||8||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.810|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Araki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hidenori. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Morino walks to load the bases. T. Donoue hits a sac fly to right, runners on first and third. Arai flies out to second.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Iwamoto strikes out swinging. Ishihara hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Maeda. Higashide hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Soyogi flies out to left.
Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Arai hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. Tanishige hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Yoshimi, walks to load the bases. Araki hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and third. Hidenori hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Wada grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Chulk on the mound for Hiroshima
Morino hits an infield single. T. Donoue grounds out to short. Runner advances to second on a balk. Arai strikes out swinging. N. Donoue hits an RBI single to center, runner advances to second on throw. Tanishige strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Higashide hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Soyogi. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Kurihara grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 2nd
N. Donoue walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanishige. Yoshimi strikes out swinging. Araki flies out to right.
Top of the 4th
Soyogi flies out to right. Shima strikes out swinging. Kurihara hits a single to center. Hirose reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and second. Akamatsu strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Iwamoto hits a single to left. Ishihara reaches on a fielding error (E6), runners on first and second. K. Maeda hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Higashide grounds out to third. Soyogi walks to load the bases. Shima fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 9th
Akamatsu flies out to short. Huber, pinch-hitting for Iwamoto, grounds out to second. Ishihara hits a double to center. Y. Yamamoto, pinch-hitting for Chulk, grounds out to third.
The Dragons won their 2nd game in a row and are now 55-49-2 (3rd place). ... The Carp dropped their 2nd game in a row and are now 39-60-2 (5th place).
Yoshimi (CHU) won his second start in a row and improved to 10-6. Against the Carp this year, Yoshimi is now 2-1 in 3 starts. ... K. Maeda (HIR) took the loss and is now 12-6. He's also 1-2 in three starts against the Dragons this season.
Yoshimi (CHU) has now racked up double digit win in three straight seasons. The last Chunichi pitcher to string together 3 or more consecutive seasons of double-digit wins was Kenshin Kawakami with four (between 2004 and 2007).