Nippon Ham Fighters vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 29999 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-7-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Masaru Takeda (HAM) 9-6, 2.80 - Shinsuke Ogura (SOF) 4-5, 5.08
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: G3, 5: G6, 6: HBP (SB), 9: G5|
|(2B)||Takaguchi, Takayuki||1-for-3, 2 R||1: S1, 3: BB, 6: E6, 6: G4, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-5||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: F8, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|PR-RF||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B-1B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: HR, 7: G6, 9: 2B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 6: 2B, 7: SO, 9: 3B|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: F9, 9: S8|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 4: F9, 6: BB, 8: G3|
|3B||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: G5, 6: 2B, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-4, 1 RBI||3: G6, 5: SO, 6: G6, 8: SO|
|Takeda, Masaru, W||7 2/3||91||29||28||7||1||7||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||2.842|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||1/3||6||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.912|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4||1: L5, 3: G3, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||3-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B (CS), 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-4||1: G5, 4: G5, 6: DP, 8: L6|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|PR||Tateoka, Soichiro||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: BB, 5: 1B, 7: F6, 9: HR|
|(3B)||Lee, Bum-Ho||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: L6, 8: F4, 9: F8|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||3: F9, 5: HR, 8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-4||3: G6, 5: SO, 8: F8, 9: SO|
|Ogura, Shinsuke, L||5 1/3||106||24||21||5||1||8||2||0||1||0||0||4||3||5.082|
Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Tamura strikes out swinging. Petagine hits a single to left. Lee lines out to short. Hasegawa hits a 2-run homer. Tanoue strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Ogura on the mound for Softbank
Takaguchi reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Inaba flies out to center. Koyano hits a 2-run homer. Itoi hits a double to right. Nioka hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Ogura.
Nakata walks, runners on first and second. Ono hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. M. Kaneko drives in a run with a ground out to short, runner on third. Morimoto gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Morimoto steals second, runners on second and third. Takaguchi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Iiyama takes over at third; Koyano moves from third to first.
Lee flies out to second. Hasegawa hits a single to center. Tanoue flies out to center. Kawasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Honda hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for M. Takeda.
Matsuda lines out to short.
Top of the 9th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Mizuta on the mound for Softbank
Morimoto grounds out to third. Takaguchi hits a single to center. Ianba hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Itoi hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Nioka hits a sac fly to center. Iiyama grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Nakajima is the new catcher; Yang (Yoh) takes over in right.
Kokubo hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Tateoka. Tamura flies out to center. Petagine hits a 2-run homer. Lee flies out to center. Hasegawa hits a single to left. Tanoue strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Morimoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Takaguchi. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Itoi hits an infield single. Nioka strikes out swinging as Itoi steals second. Nakata strikes out swinging. Ono strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
M. Kaneko grounds out to short. Morimoto grounds out to first. Takaguchi walks. Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Softbank took the series, 2-1.
The Fighters stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 54-53-2 (4th place). ... The Hawks are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 59-48-4 (2nd place).
Koyano (HAM) extended his hitting streak to 15 games. ... Inaba (HAM) extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
M. Takeda (HAM) won is 5th straight start and improved to 10-6 on the year. He's also 4-0 in 5 starts against the Hawks this season. ... Ogura (SOF) took the loss and dropped to 4-6. In four games against the Fighters this season (3 starts, 1 relief appearance), Ogura is 0-2.
HAM: Koyano (12)
SOF: Hasegawa (2), Petagine (9)