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Hanshin Tigers 5 – Yomiuri Giants 12 (August 20, 2010)

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 13 1
Yomiuri 2 2 0 0 3 1 1 3 X 12 16 0

Attendance: 45951 | Hanshin leads series, 9-8-0 | Time: 3:37

Potential Starters: Takumi Akiyama (HAN) - Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 3-9, 5.88

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 0-for-4, 1 RBI 1: F9, 3: G4, 4: G6, 6: S8, 9: F8
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 3-for-5, 1 R 1: G6, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 6: 2B, 9: 1B
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 2-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G6, 3: 2B, 5: F8, 6: SO, 9: 1B
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: f3, 7: G5, 9: 1B
(1B) Brazell, Craig 0-for-5 2: SO, 4: SO, 5: G4, 7: G1, 9: SO
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 2-for-5, 2 R 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: SO, 9: F9
(C) Jojima, Kenji 2-for-3, 1 R 2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: SO
(RF) Lin, Wei-Chu 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: F6, 6: SO, 8: SO
(P) Kojima, Tatsuya 0-for-1 2: f2
P Tsuru, Naoto 0-for-0
PH Sakurai, Kodai 1-for-1, 1 RBI 4: 1B
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Sekimoto, Kentaro 1-for-1, 1 RBI 6: 1B
P Kubota, Tomoyuki 0-for-0
P Fujihara, Masanori 0-for-0
PH Kano, Keisuke 0-for-1 8: G6
P Kawasaki, Yusuke 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kojima, Tatsuya, L 1 2/3 47 12 11 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4 12.462
Tsuru, Naoto 1 1/3 17 6 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.408
Fukuhara, Shinobu 2 32 10 9 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 11.368
Kubota, Tomoyuki 1 21 5 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.585
Fujihara, Masanori 1 12 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.000
Kawasaki, Yusuke 1 25 7 6 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 6.750
8 154 45 40 16 4 3 4 1 0 0 0 12 11

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: F7, 2: HR, 4: G4, 5: F8, 7: 1B
(RF) Tani, Yoshitomo 3-for-5, 2 R 1: 1B, 2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 7: G6
P Ochi, Daisuke 0-for-0
C Tsuruoka, Kazunari 0-for-0
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 2-for-5, 1 R 1: 1B, 2: F9, 4: G6, 6: f7, 8: 2B
PR-LF Suzuki, Takahiro 0-for-0, 1 R
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 3-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 2: HBP, 5: HR, 6: 1B, 8: SO
P Nakamura, Micheal 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F8, 2: F8, 5: HR, 6: SO, 8: 1B
PR-3B Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G6, 6: SO, 8: HR
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-5, 2 R 1: f3, 3: G6, 5: 3B, 7: 2B, 8: G6
(2B) Wakiya, Ryota 0-for-2, 1 R 2: BB (SB), 3: BB, 5: G4, 7: G4, 8: BB
(P) Gonzalez, Dicky 0-for-2 2: F1, 3: L3
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-0 5: BB (SB)
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH-RF Kamei, Yoshiyuki 0-for-2 7: G3, 8: F4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Gonzalez, Dicky, W 5 101 23 21 6 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 5.766
Kubo, Yuya 2/3 22 6 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.727
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H 1 1/3 14 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.656
Ochi, Daisuke 1 9 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.901
Nakamura, Micheal 1 27 6 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.051
9 173 42 39 13 0 9 2 0 0 2 0 5 5

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to left. Tani hits a single to center. Ogasawara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to center. E. Gonzalez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Chono fouls out to first.

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Arai walks. Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto flies out to center. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Jojima walks, runners on first and second. Lin hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Kojima fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kojima on the mound for Hanshin
Wakiya walks. Gonalez pops out to pitcher on bunt attempt. Wakiya steals second. Sakamoto hits a 2-run homer. Tani hits a double to left. Ogasawara flies out to right.
Pitching change: Tsuru in for Kojima.
Ramirez gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Abe flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto hits a single to right. Jojima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Lin flies out to short. Sakurai, pinch-hitting for Tsuru, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Murton grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez hits solo homer. Abe hits a solo homer. E. Gonzalez grounds out to short. Chono hits a triple to right. Wakiya grounds out to second. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Gonzalez, walks, runners on first and third. A bad snap throw by Jojima to third allows Chono to score, Takahashi to third. Sakamoto flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Kanemoto hits a single to right. Jojima hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Lin strikes out swinging. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Murton hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Hirano hits a double to right, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kubo.
Toritani strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Tani hits a single to right. Ogasawara fouls out to left, runner tags up to second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Abe strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujihara on the mound for Hanshin
Chono hits a double to center. Wakiya grounds out to second, runner on third. Kamei, pinch-hitting for Yamaguchi, grounds out to first. Sakamoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Tani grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kawasaki on the mound for Hanshin
Ogasawara hits a double to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Suzuki. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Furuki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Abe. E. Gonzalez hits a 2-run homer. Chono grounds out to short. Wakiya walks. Kamei flies out to second.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nakamura on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Tsuruoka is the new catcher; Suzuki takes over in left; Furuki takes over at third.
Murton flies out to center. Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Brazell strikes out swinging. Kanemoto flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Murton grounds out to second. Hirano grounds out to second. Toritani hits a double to left. Arai strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Hirano hits a single to right. Toritani flies out to center. Arai fouls out to first. Runner advances all the way to third on wild pitch. Brazell grounds out to second.

Notes

The Giants stopped a 4-game slide and are now 60-49-0 (2nd place). ... The Tigers 5-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 59-44-2 (1st place)

Gonalez (YOM) started his first game since 7/27 (vs Chunichi) and picked up his first victory since 5/4 (vs Yakult).  In between victories, Gonzalez went 0-6 in 10 starts.  He's now 4-9 on the year.  Gonzalez also picked up his first victory in three starts against the Tigers this year (he's 1-0). ... Kojima (HAN) took the loss and is 0-3 in 4 games (3 starts, 3 losses).

Home run
YOM: Sakamoto (23), Ramirez (39), Abe (36), E. Gonzalez (11)