Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 34781 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 2:25
Potential Starters: Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 10-7, 3.45 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 10-6, 2.84
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 7th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: G6, 6: G4, 9: F9|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Asamura, Hideto||1-for-3||1: G1, 4: 1B, 6: G6|
|PH||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||0-for-1||9: F6|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: G6, 4: S7, 7: SO, 9: G3|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||2-for-3||2: F8, 4: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: DP|
|(LF)||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-3||3: G1, 5: G4, 8: G4|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-2||3: F8, 5: f2|
|PH||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-1||8: L4|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: G3, 8: SO|
|Hoashi, Kazuyuki, L||5 1/3||86||24||22||7||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||3.582|
|Onodera, Chikara||1 2/3||19||5||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.229|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 1st, 8th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: G5, 2: G3, 5: 1B (SB), 7: G4|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: G6, 5: G1, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: G3, 5: BB, 8: 2B|
|PR-RF||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-0||8: (BrO)|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G6, 8: F4|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: G4, 6: 2B, 8: L3|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G6|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-3||1: DP, 4: F7, 6: G6|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: G5, 7: G1|
|Takeda, Masaru, W||9||89||31||30||5||0||6||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.654|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 5 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Tanaka grounds out to third. Morimoto walks. Inaba hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run single to left, runner on first. Itoi hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Nioka clears the bases with a 2-run single to left, runner on first. Nakata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ono grounds into a double play.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
M. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kataoka grounds out to short. Kuriyama hits a single to left. Asamura hits an infield single and Kuriyama advances to third on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and third. Fernandez hits sac fly to left, runner on first. Brown hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Takayama strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th
Iiyama grounds out to third. Tanaka hits an infield single and steals second. Morimoto grounds out to the pitcher. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Itoi hits a double to center. Nioka grounds out to short, runner on third.
Pitching change: Onodera in for Hoashi.
Nakata grounds out to third. Ono grounds out to short.
Nippon Ham swept the series, 3-0.
The Fighters won their 3rd game in a row and are now 58-55-2 (4th place). ... The Lions lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 65-51-0 (1st place).
M. Takeda (HAM) won his 6th straight start and is now 11-6 on the year. He's also 2-3 in 5 starts against the Lions this year. ... Hoashi (SEI) lost his first game against the Nippon Ham Fighters this year. Prior to the start of the game, Hoashi was 3-0 with a 1.20 ERA in 4 starts against Fighters. Hoashi was also 2-0 in three starts since his last loss on 7/18 (vs Lotte). He is now 10-8 on the year.
Nakajima (SEI) entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 9th, his first game as a pinch-hitter since 8/17/2007 (vs Orix). It was also his first game back since injuring his left shoulder in a game on the 19th.