Seibu Lions vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 29154 | Lotte leads series, 13-8-0 | Time: 3:03
Potential Starters: Fumiya Nishiguchi (SEI) 2-2, 6.63 - Yuki Karakawa (LOT) 5-3, 2.91
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B (SB), 3: 1B (SB), 5: G6, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: F9, 5: F8, 8: BB|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G6, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Takeya||0-for-4||1: E5, 3: SO, 6: SO, 9: L6|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||0-for-4||1: DP, 4: F9, 6: G6, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||0-for-3||2: F4, 4: G3, 7: SO|
|PH||Brown, Dee||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||2-for-3||2: 2B, 4: 2B, 7: F9|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: SO, 7: G3|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: F9, 8: G6|
|Nishiguchi, Fumiya||5 2/3||120||27||22||5||0||6||5||0||0||0||0||1||1||5.953|
|Okamoto, Atsushi, H||2/3||18||4||3||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.767|
|Doi, Yoshihiro, H||2/3||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.816|
|Osada, Shuichiro, L||1||25||6||3||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.924|
Hitting (LOB: 12, DPs in: 7th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-5||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F4, 8: G5|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||2-for-2, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-3||1: F8, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F6, 5: F9, 7: DP|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||1-for-3||2: F7, 4: f9, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|PR-CF||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-2||2: BB, 4: G4, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-4||2: G5, 5: SO, 6: G1, 8: SO|
|(CF-RF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-3, 1 RBI||3: G5, 5: SO, 6: SO, 8: S7|
|Karakawa, Yuki, W||8||114||30||29||5||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.712|
|Kobayashi, Hiroyuki, S||1||8||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.543|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Karakawa on the mound for Lotte
Kataoka hits an infield single and steals second. Kuriyama flies out to left, runner on third. Nakajima hits an RBI double to right. Nakamura reaches on a throwing error (E5), runners on first and second. Fernandez grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nishiguchi on the mound for Seibu
Matoba strikes out swinging. Kiyota strikes out looking. Nishioka hits a single to center. Imae hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Iguchi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Kim walks to load the bases. Fukuura flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Saburo hits walks. Omatsu hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Okada enters the game as a pinch-runner for Saburo. Matoba strikes out swinging. Kiyota hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Nishioka walks, runners on first and second. Imae grounds out to third.
Top of the 2nd
Oshima flies out to second. Takayama hits a double to center. Uemoto grounds out to the pitcher. Hara strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Kataoka hits an infield single and steals second. Kuriyama flies out to right, runner on third. Nakajima grounds out to short. Nakamura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Kiyota grounds out to third. Nishioka grounds out to short. Imae hits a single to left. Iguchi walks, runners on first and second. Kim strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Fernandez flies out to right. Oshima grounds out to first. Takayama hits a double to center. Uemoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Saburo hits a single to left. Omatsu walks, runners on first and second. Matoba fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Kiyota strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: A. Okamoto in for Nishiguchi.
Nishioka walks to load the bases. Imae flies out to second.
Lotte swept the series, 3-0.
The Marines won their 3rd game in a row and are now 63-52-2 (1st place tie). ... The Lions lost their 6th straight game and are now 65-54-0 (1st place tie). This marks the second time this season the Lions have lost 6 in a row.
Karakawa (LOT) got the win and is now 4-0 in 5 starts since his last loss on 4/28 (vs Seibu). He's also now 6-3 on the year and 2-1 in three starts against the Lions. H. Kobayashi (LOT) picked up his 24th save of the year. ... Osada took the loss in relief and is now 4-2.
Saburo (LOT) was taken out of the game after he started feeling tightness in his right hamstring while running the bases in the 8th.