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Rakuten Eagles 3 – Seibu Lions 5 (August 29, 2010)

by on Aug.29, 2010 @ 4:05 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Rakuten Eagles vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 17:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 1
Seibu 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3x 5 12 0

Attendance: 27093 | Seibu leads series, 11-6-1 | Time: 3:07

Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 11-6, 2.48 - Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 10-8, 3.58

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 0-for-3 1: G4, 3: G4, 6: G3, 8: S1
(SS) Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-4 1: G4, 4: G4, 6: G3, 8: SO
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 0-for-2, 1 R 1: f5, 4: BB (CS), 6: G4, 8: BB
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: 1B, 4: HR, 7: BB, 8: HBP (BrO)
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 1-for-4, 2 RBI 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: SO, 8: 1B
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 0-for-3 2: F8, 5: G4, 7: S5, 9: f5
3B Nishimura, Wataru 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 2-for-4 2: G4, 5: 1B (SB), 7: 1B, 9: F9
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 0-for-4 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: G4, 9: G4
(C) Nakatani, Jin 0-for-2 3: F9, 5: G6
PH Nakamura, Masato 0-for-0
PH-C Shima, Motohiro 1-for-1, 1 R 8: 1B

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro 6 85 25 24 9 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.497
Yabu, Keiichi 1 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.821
Aoyama, Koji, H 1 11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.409
Koyama, Shinichiro, L 1/3 10 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 2.294
8 1/3 115 35 33 12 2 6 0 0 2 0 0 5 4

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 1-for-3 1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: S1, 7: SO
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 3-for-4, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: 1B
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: G5, 4: HR, 5: G5, 8: DP
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G5, 8: SO
(1B) Fernandez, Jose 3-for-4 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: 1B
PR Hoshi, Hidekazu 0-for-0
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 0-for-3 2: DP, 4: SO, 6: SO
LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-0, 1 R 9: SE
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 1-for-3 2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: SO
PH Hara, Takuya 0-for-1, 1 R 9: G3
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI 2: F7, 4: f2, 7: F9, 9: HR
(3B) Abe, Masahiro 1-for-3, 1 R 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: F9

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hoashi, Kazuyuki 6 2/3 115 25 22 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.478
Onodera, Chikara, H 1/3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.944
Doi, Yoshihiro 2/3 18 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 8.357
Fujita, Taiyo, W 1 1/3 10 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.162
9 150 35 29 6 1 4 3 1 2 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Uchimura grounds out to second. Teppei walks and gets caught trying to steal second. Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Ruiz grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Nakajima hits a solo homer. Nakamura hits a single to left. Fernandez hits a single center, runners on first and third. Sakata strikes out swinging. Takayama flies out to second. Uemoto fouls out to the catcher.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Abe hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kataoka. Kuriyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Nakajima grounds out to third, runner on first. Nakamura grounds out to third.

Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Doi on the mound for Seibu
M. Nakamura enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Nakatani. Shima, pinch-hitting for M. Nakamura, hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Teppei walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Fujita in for Doi.
Yamasaki gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Ruiz hits a 2-run single to left and Yamasaki gets thrown out trying to advance to third.

Bottom of the 9th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nishimura takes over at third.
Fernandez hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Hoshi. Sato bunts and reaches on a fielding error (E3), runners on first and second. Hara, pinch-hitting for Takayama, fails to advance the runners on a sac bunt, runners on first and second. Uemoto hits a walk-off 3-run homer.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Kataoka hits an infield single and gets picked off first. Kuriyama hits a double to left. Nakajima grounds out to third. Nakamura strikes out swinging.

Top of the 5th
Kusano grounds out to second. Takasu hits a single to left. Makida strikes out swinging as Takasu steals second. Nakatani grounds out to short.

Top of the 7th
Yamasaki walks. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Kusano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Takasu hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Onodera in for Hoashi.
Makida grounds out to second.

Notes

The series ended in a tie, 1-1-1.

The Lions are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 66-55-1 (2nd place). ... The Eagles are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 51-64-3 (6th place).

Fujita (SEI) picked up the win in relief and is now 4-3. ... Koyama (RAK) took the loss and is now 3-3.

Eleven Seibu old-timers took part in the ceremonial first pitch.

Home runs
RAK: Yamaksaki (24)
SEI: Nakajima (15), Uemoto (4)