Chiba Lotte Marines vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 25452 | Lotte leads series, 12-8-1 | Time: 2:51
Potential Starters: Yuki Karakawa (LOT) 4-3, 3.38 - Masaru Nakamura (HAM) 1-0, 1.80
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G1, 6: G4, 7: BB, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-5, 1 R||1: DP, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F9|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: L4, 3: SO, 6: BB, 7: 2B (BrO), 9: SO|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-5||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: F8, 7: 1B, 9: L4|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-3, 1 R||2: F9, 4: G3, 6: BB, 8: F9|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||2-for-3, 1 R, 4 RBI||2: 2B, 4: SO, 6: HR, 8: BB|
|PR-CF||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-3||2: BB, 5: f2, 6: SO, 8: 1B (BrO)|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: G4, 5: G5, 7: 1B, 8: F9|
|(CF-RF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||3: F7, 5: F9, 7: S1, 8: 1B|
|Karakawa, Yuki, W||9||133||32||28||4||0||4||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.908|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 8th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F6, 6: G4, 8: DP|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3||1: S2, 3: F7, 6: G6, 9: F4|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3||1: BB, 4: F9, 7: G4, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4||1: DP, 4: G6, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-3||2: BB (SB), 4: SO, 7: F9, 9: G3|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: F8, 7: G1|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: G5, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||2: F7, 5: G3|
|PH||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(SS)||Takaguchi, Takayuki||0-for-2||3: F7, 6: G5|
|SS||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Nakamura, Masaru, L||6||104||25||22||5||1||5||3||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.091|
Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 2 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nishioka grounds out to second. Imae hits a single to center. Iguchi walks, runners on first and second. Kim flies out to center. Fukuura walks to load the bases. Saburo hits a grand slam. Omatsu strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 2 run, 3 hits
T. Kato on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matoba hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kiyota. Nishioka walks, runners on first and second. Imae strikes out swinging. Iguchi clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Kim hits a single to left and Iguchi is thrown out running the bases.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Carlyle on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fukuura flies out to right. Saburo walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Okada. Omatsu hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Matoba flies out to right. Kiyota hits an RBI single to right and Omatsu is thrown out trying to advance to third.
Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano hits into a double play.
Top of the 2nd
Kim strikes out swinging. Fukuura flies out to right. Saburo hits a double to left. Omatsu walks, runners on first and second. Matoba grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Itoi walks and steals second. Nioka strikes out swinging. Nakata strikes out swinging. Tsuruoka flies out to left.
Top of the 8th
Nakata hits a single to right. Imanami, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, walks, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) flies out to center. Tanaka grounds into a double play.
Lotte took the series, 2-1.
The Marines are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 58-51-2 (3rd place). ... The Fighters are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 55-55-2 (4th place tie).
Karakawa (LOT) won his second straight start since returning from an injury and is now 5-3 on the year. He also improved to 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA against the Nippon Ham Fighters. ... Nakamura (HAM) started his second game of the year (both against Lotte) and took the loss; he is now 1-1.
LOT: Saburo (14)