Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 45177 | Chunichi leads series, 11-8-0 | Time: 3:27
Potential Starters: Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 10-9, 3.18 - Seth Greisinger (YOM) 0-1, 4.50
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: G6, 5: 2B, 7: E7|
|(CF)||Fujii, Atsushi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B (BrO), 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: f2|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 5: G6, 8: F9|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4||2: f2, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: F6|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: HR, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-4||2: G4, 5: G4, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-4, 1 R||3: F5, 5: 1B, 6: G5, 9: F8|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4, 1 R||3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: F7, 9: f3|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-1||3: G6, 5: S1|
|PH||Arai, Ryota||0-for-1||7: G4|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||9: F3|
|Shimizu, Akinobu, L||1 1/3||33||8||6||2||1||1||1||0||1||0||0||2||2||4.280|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: F6, 4: 1B, 7: SO|
|(RF-LF)||Tani, Yoshitomo||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: G6|
|(3B-1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: BB, 5: SO, 8: HR|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-4, 1 R||1: G1, 4: G6, 5: F6, 8: G6|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-3, 2 R||1: F3, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-1, 1 R||2: BB (CS), 4: BB, 6: G1, 8: SE|
|(CF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(2B-3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: F6|
|(P)||Greisinger, Seth||0-for-2||3: SO, 4: SO|
|PH||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1||7: F6|
|PH-RF||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1||8: G3|
|Greisinger, Seth||4 2/3||68||20||19||7||1||2||0||0||1||0||0||4||3||4.909|
|Kubo, Yuya, H||2 1/3||29||9||9||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.559|
|Ochi, Daisuke, W||1||14||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.831|
|Kroon, Marc, S||1||13||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.857|
Bottom of the 4th - 4 runs, 4 hits
Chen on the mound for Chunichi
Ogasawara walks. Ramirez grounds out to short, runner on first. Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. E. Gonzalez walks to load the bases. Chono hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Wakiya hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Greisinger strikes out looking. Sakamoto hits a 2-run single to left and Wakiya gets thrown out at third.
Top of the 5th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Greisinger on the mound for Yomiuri
Blanco hits a solo homer. Nomoto grounds out to second. N. Donoue hits a single to center. Tanishige hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Chen hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Araki clears the bases with a 2-run double to left and advances to third on a throwing error (E8). Fujii hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Kubo in for Greisinger.
Wada grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Shimizu on the mound for Chunichi
Ogasawara hits a solo homer. Ramirez grounds out to short. Abe walks. E. Gonzalez reaches on a fielding error (E1), runners on first and second. Chono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: M. Kobayashi in for Shimizu.
Wakiya flies out to short. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Ochi, grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Sakamoto strikes out looking. Tani hits an infield single. Ogasawara hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Abe flies out to first.
Top of the 3rd
N. Donoue flies out to third. Tanishige hits a double to center. Chen grounds out to short. Araki grounds out to short.
The Giants won their 4th game in a row and are now 63-49-0 (1st place). ... The Dragons lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 61-52-2 (3rd place).
Ochi (YOM) picked up the win in relief and evened his record out to 3-3 on the year. Kroon (YOM) saved his 19th game of the year. ... Shimizu (CHU) took the loss in relief and is now 1-1.
Sakamoto (YOM) made Chen (CHU) throw 39 pitches.
Kubo (YOM) appeared in his 60th game of the year.
Ochiai (CHU) got thrown out after his argument on a play at first (he thought Chen was safe at first on his sac bunt) in the 5th inning went over the time limit.
CHU: Blanco (26)
YOM: Ogasawara (26)