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Hanshin Tigers 3 – Yomiuri Giants 8 (August 21, 2010)

by on Aug.21, 2010 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Yomiuri 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 X 8 11 0

Attendance: 45913 | Series tied, 9-9-0 | Time: 3:10

Potential Starters: Takumi Akiyama (HAN) - Satoshi Fukuda (YOM) 3-3, 2.94

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 4th, 5th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF-RF) Murton, Matt 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: HR, 5: G5, 7: G6
(2B) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-2 1: S1, 3: L4, 5: BB, 8: SO
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 1-for-4 1: L1, 3: 2B (SB), 5: DP, 8: SO
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 1-for-3 1: BB, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: L5
(1B) Brazell, Craig 1-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: G3, 6: SO, 9: SO
(LF) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: F9, 4: HR, 6: F8, 9: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 1-for-3 2: f2, 4: HBP, 6: F6, 9: 1B
(RF) Lin, Wei-Chu 0-for-3 2: G3, 4: DP, 7: F6
P Nishimura, Ken 0-for-0
P Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
PH Hiyama, Shinjiro 0-for-1 9: F5
(P) Akiyama, Takumi 0-for-2 2: G4, 4: G5
PH-CF Asai, Ryo 0-for-1 7: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Akiyama, Takumi, L 6 116 27 24 6 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 4 4 6.000
Nishimura, Ken 1 25 7 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3.541
Fukuhara, Shinobu 1 18 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.818
8 159 38 35 11 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 8 8

Yomiuri

Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: G6, 2: 1B, 5: f3, 7: G5, 8: G5
(RF-LF) Tani, Yoshitomo 1-for-3, 1 R 1: BB, 2: SO, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: F9
(3B) Ogasawara, Michihiro 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G3, 3: F8, 5: F9, 7: 1B
2B Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 0-for-0
(LF) Ramirez, Alex 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: SO, 3: SO, 6: f3, 7: 1B
P Kroon, Marc 0-for-0
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke 2-for-3, 3 R, 3 RBI 2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: BB, 7: HR
(1B) Gonzalez, Edgar 1-for-4, 1 R 2: 2B, 4: F9, 6: F9, 7: SO
(CF) Chono, Hisayoshi 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 7: G6
(2B-3B) Wakiya, Ryota 2-for-4, 2 RBI 2: L4, 4: SO, 6: 3B, 8: 1B
(P) Fukuda, Satoshi 0-for-1 2: F1
PH Matsumoto, Tetsuya 0-for-1 5: L6
P Takagi, Yasunari 0-for-0
PH Furuki, Shigeyuki 0-for-1 6: G4
P Kubo, Yuya 0-for-0
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 0-for-0
PH-RF Takahashi, Yoshinobu 0-for-1 8: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Fukuda, Satoshi 5 77 21 17 5 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 3.259
Takagi, Yasunari, W 1 13 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Kubo, Yuya, H 1 7 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.687
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
Kroon, Marc 1 13 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.091
9 123 35 31 7 2 6 2 1 1 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Fukuda on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Tortani lines out to the pitcher. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Kanemoto flies out to right.

Bottom of the 2nd - 2 run, 4 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Abe hits a single to right. E. Gonzalez hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Chono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Wakiya lines out to second. Fukuda pops out to the pitcher on a sac bunt attempt. Sakamoto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Tani strikes out looking.

Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Fukuda on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a solo homer. Hirano lines out to second. Toritani hits a double to left and steals third. Arai grounds out to short. Brazell grounds out to first.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fukuda on the mound for Yomiuri
Kanemoto hits a solo homer. Jojima gets hit by a pitch. Lin grounds into a double play. Akiyama grounds out to third.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Ramirez fouls out to first. Abe walks. E. Gonzalez flies out to right. Chono hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya clears the bases with a 2-run triple to right. Furuki, pinch-hitting for Takagi, grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 7th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Murton moves from center to right; Asai takes over in center.
Sakamoto grounds out to third. Tani hits a single to center. Ogasawara hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Abe hits a 3-run homer. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging. Chono grounds out to short.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Sakamoto grounds out to short. Tani walks. Ogasawara grounds out to first, runner on second. Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th
Arai hits a single to center. Brazell strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Kanemoto flies out to center. Jojima flies out to short.

Notes

The Giants won their 2nd game in a row and are now 61-49-0 (2nd place). ... The Tigers lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 59-45-2 (1st place).

Takagi (YOM) picked up the win in relief, his first of the season. ... Akiyama (HAN) started his first pro game and took the loss.

Kiyoe Yoshioka (Ikimonogakari's lead singer) threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Today's game was broadcast in 3D to viewers with 3D capable TV sets (via Sky Perfect HD, Sky Channel 3D169).  Tomorrow's game will also be broadcast in 3D.

Home runs
HAN: Murton (14), Kanemoto (11)
YOM: Abe (37)