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Seibu Lions 4 – Nippon Ham Fighters 5 (August 20, 2010)

by on Aug.20, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Seibu 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 0
Nippon Ham 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1x 5 12 0

Attendance: 25735 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-8-0 | Time: 3:12

Potential Starters: Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) 2-2, 4.01 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 10-6, 1.93

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 4th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-5, 2 RBI 1: SO, 3: F8, 6: 1B (SB), 7: 3B, 10: F7
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 0-for-5 1: SO, 4: F7, 6: F3, 7: G3, 10: G4
(3B) Ishii, Yoshihito 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: G3, 8: SO
3B Hara, Takuya 0-for-0
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: DP, 7: F9, 8: F9
(DH) Brown, Dee 1-for-4, 1 R 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 8: f2
(LF) Oshima, Hiroyuki 2-for-4, 1 R 2: 1B, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 5: F6, 7: 1B, 9: L5
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 0-for-4 3: F7, 6: F6, 7: SO, 9: G3
(SS) Asamura, Hideto 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: 1B, 10: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hirano, Masamitsu 8 111 31 27 5 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 3.456
Sikorski, Brian 1 27 7 7 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.753
Okamoto, Atsushi, L 1/3 14 4 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.904
9 1/3 152 42 38 12 2 8 2 1 1 0 0 5 5

Nippon Ham

Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Tanaka, Kensuke 3-for-5 1: 1B, 3: F4, 5: 1B, 8: F8, 9: 2B
(LF) Morimoto, Hichori 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: BB, 5: DP, 8: 1B, 9: SO
(RF) Inaba, Atsunori 0-for-4 1: BB, 3: G3, 6: F7, 8: G6, 10: SO
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi 1-for-5, 1 R 1: F6, 3: F4, 6: F6, 8: G6, 10: 1B
(CF) Itoi, Yoshio 2-for-4, 1 R 1: G4, 4: F8, 6: HBP, 9: 1B, 10: 1B
(1B) Nioka, Tomohiro 1-for-4 2: G4, 4: G1, 6: G5, 9: 1B
PR-1B Takaguchi, Takayuki 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI 10: 2B
(DH) Nakata, Sho 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO
(C) Ono, Shota 0-for-2 2: SO, 5: f2
PH Imanami, Takahiro 0-for-1 7: f5
C Tsuruoka, Shinya 0-for-1 9: F8
(SS) Iiyama, Yuji 2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: HR

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Darvish, Yu 9 125 35 35 9 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2.051
Kikuchi, Kazumasa, W 1 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.900
10 136 38 38 9 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 4

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Nioka grounds out to second. Nakata hits a solo homer. Ono strikes out swinging. Iiyama strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Fernandez flies out to right. Brown hits a single to center. Oshima hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Takayama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Uemoto strikes out swinging. Asamura hits an RBI single to center, runner on first and second. Kataoka clears the bases with a 2-run triple to center, runner on third. Kuriyama grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 9th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Sikorski on the mound for Seibu
Itoi hits a single to center. Nioka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Takaguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Nakata strikes out looking. Tsuruoka flies out to center. Iiyama hits a 3-run homer. Tanaka hits a double to right. Morimoto strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 3 hits
A. Okamoto on the mound for Seibu
Inaba strikes out looking. Koyano hits a single to right. Itoi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Takaguchi hits a walk-off RBI double to center.

Missed Opportunities

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 flies out to short. Itoi grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd
Tanaka flies out to second. Morimoto walks. Inaba grounds out to first, runner on second. Koyano flies out to second.

Bottom of the 5th
Ono fouls out to the catcher. Iiyama hits a single to center. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Morimoto grounds into a double play.

Top of the 6th
Uemoto flies out to short. Asamura hits a single to right. Kataoka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Kuriyama flies out to first. Kataoka steals second, runners on second and third. Y. Ishii grounds out to first.

Notes

The Fighters are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 56-55-2 (4th place). ... The Lions' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They are now 65-49-0 (1st place).

Kikuchi (HAM) got the win in relief and is now 1-1. ... A. Okamoto (SEI) took the loss in relief and is now 2-1.

Iiyama (HAM) recorded his first home run in his 13th year. ... Umps checked video replays of Nakata's (HAM) homer in the 2nd after Hisanobu Watanabe contested the call and suggested that it went left of the foul pole in left.

Takaguchi (HAM) recorded his first walk-off hit of his career.

The Fighters won their 500th franchise game since moving to Hokkaido.

Home runs
HAM: Nakata (9), Iiyama (1)