Hanshin Tigers vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 46309 | Yomiuri leads series, 10-9-0 | Time: 2:56
Potential Starters: Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-2, 5.15 - Hideki Asai (YOM) 1-1, 2.57
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 4th)
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-3||1: F9, 2: BB, 5: F8, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 2: G6, 5: F8, 7: G6|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-2||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: DP, 5: F8, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||1: G3, 3: f3, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-4||2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: f2, 8: F4|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: E5, 4: F7, 6: F7, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: BB, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(P)||Messenger, Randy||0-for-1||2: G3|
|PH||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-1||4: DP|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||7: G5|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Messenger, Randy, L||3||66||17||13||5||1||3||3||0||1||1||0||3||3||5.400|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: HR, 3: 1B, 4: F4, 6: G3|
|(RF-LF)||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-2||1: F7, 3: ギ野 (BrO), 4: BB, 7: F8|
|(3B-1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F1, 4: BB, 7: G5|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: 1B, 4: G5, 7: G1|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-3||2: SO, 3: IBB, 5: G5, 8: F6|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 8: F8|
|(CF-RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-3||2: 2B, 3: BB, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B-3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||2: IBB, 3: G4, 6: F8|
|(P)||Asai, Hideki||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: SO|
|PH||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1||6: F7|
|Asai, Hideki, W||6||97||25||21||4||0||2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.800|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||1||17||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.647|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||1||11||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.545|
|Kroon, Marc, S||1||10||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.971|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a solo homer. Tani flies out to left. Ogasawara strikes out swinging. Ramirez flies out to left.
Bottom of the 3rd - 2 run, 3 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a single to center. Tani hits into a fielder's choice, everyone is safe, runners on first and second. Ogasawara pops out to the catcher on a sac bunt attempt, Tani is doubled off first, runner on second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Runner advances to second on wild pitch. Abe gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. E. Gonzalez hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Chono walks to load the bases. Wakiya grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Murton flies out to right. Hirano strikes out swinging. Toritani walks. Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to first.
Top of the 2nd
Kanemoto flies out to left. Jojima reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on first. S. Fujikwawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Messenger fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Murton walks to load the bases. Hirano grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Abe strikes out swinging. E. Gonzalez grounds out to short. Chono hits a double to left. Wakiya gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Asai strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Kanemoto hits a single off first base, runner on first. Jojima flies out to left. S. Fujikawa walks, runners on first and second. Sakurai, pinch-hitting for Messenger, hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 4th
Asai strikes out swinging. Sakamoto flies out to second. Tani walks. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds out to third.
Yomiuri swept the series, 3-0.
The Giants won their 3rd game in a row and are now 62-49-0 (1st place tie). ... The Tigers dropped their 3rd game in a row and are now 59-46-2 (1st place tie).
Asai (YOM) started his third game for the Giants and picked up his second victory on the year. He is now 2-1. Kroon (YOM) recorded his 18th save of the year. ... Messenger (HAN) started his 7th game of the season and took the loss. Overall, Messenger is 3-3 in 18 games; as a starter, he's 3-2. His last victory was actually against the Giants earlier this month on 8/4.
The Tigers were shutout for the fourth time this season.
YOM: Sakamoto (24)