Softbank Hawks vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 17:00
Attendance: 17343 | Softbank leads series, 14-5-1 | Time: 2:49
Potential Starters: Shinsuke Ogura (SOF) 4-6, 5.08 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 10-6, 2.64
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: 2B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||3-for-3||1: S1, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: F5, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: f3, 6: G1, 8: F6|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4||1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: DP, 6: SO, 9: F7|
|(CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||2-for-4||2: G1, 4: 1B, 7: SO, 9: 2B|
|(LF)||Egawa, Tomoaki||0-for-4||2: f9, 4: G4, 7: F6, 9: G4|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Shibahara, Hiroshi||0-for-1||5: G6|
|C||Takaya, Hiroaki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Morimoto, Satoru||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Ogura, Shinsuke, L||2/3||39||8||4||2||0||0||4||0||0||1||0||3||2||5.253|
|Kanazawa, Takehito||2 1/3||32||10||7||0||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.441|
|Morifuku, Masahiko||3 2/3||50||13||12||1||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.880|
|Yoshikawa, Teruaki||1 1/3||13||4||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.455|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-3||1: F8, 2: BB, 4: G6, 6: F7|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 2: S1, 4: G4, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: E4, 4: F6, 7: F8|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: F9, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3||1: BB, 2: G6, 5: F4, 7: G6|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G5, 5: SO, 8: G5|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-3||1: F4, 3: BB, 6: G6, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: F9, 6: HR, 8: SO|
|(C)||Nakatani, Jin||0-for-3||1: F4, 3: G4, 6: SO|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, W||9||114||36||35||10||0||9||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.477|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 2 hits
Ogura on the mound for Softbank
Hijirisawa flies out to center. Uchimura walks and advances to second on a wild pitch. Teppei walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ruiz walks to load the bases. Nakamura hits an RBI infield single and a throwing error (E6) allows a second run to score, runners on first and third. Takasu flies out to second. Makida walks to reload the bases.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Ogura.
Nakatani flies out to second.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Morifuku on the mound for Softbank
Takasu grounds out to short. Makida hits a solo homer. Nakatani strikes out looking. Hijirisawa flies out to left
Top of the 1st
Kawasaki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Kokubo hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Tamura flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd
Hijirisawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei reaches on a fielding error (E4), runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Ruiz grounds out to short.
Top of the 3rd
Tanoue strikes out swinging. Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda hits a single to right. Matsuda hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kokubo fouls out to first.
Top of the 8th
Kawasaki hits a double to right. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Honda steals second, runners on second and third. Matsuda strikes out swinging. Kokubo flies out to short. Tamura grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th
Petagine flies out to left. Hasegawa hits a double to left. Egawa grounds out to second, runner on third. Morimoto, pinch-hitting for Takaya, strikes out swinging.
Softbank took the series, 2-1.
The Eagles stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 49-62-2 (6th place). ... The Hawks' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 62-51-4 (2nd place).
Tanaka (RAK) is 3-0 in four starts since his last loss on 6/29 (vs Orix) and is now 11-6. He also picked up his first victory against the Hawks this season and is 1-2 in three starts. This was Tanaka's first shutout of the year. ... Ogura (SOF) lost his second consecutive start and is now 4-7.
Tanaka (RAK) hit 154km/h on the radar gun in the 9th inning against Morimoto.
RAK: Makida (2)