Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 16055 | Rakuten leads series, 11-6-0 | Time: 3:24
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 8-8, 2.82 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 11-4, 3.59
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 4th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||3-for-6, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G1, 2: G6, 3: 1B, 5: 3B, 7: 1B, 9: L4|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: SO, 2: BB, 3: L4, 5: S7, 7: 2B|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-5||1: L1, 2: f2, 4: 1B, 5: f2, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-5, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: G6, 4: SO, 6: F7, 8: F3|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 3: BB, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: G6, 8: SO|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 3: F7, 4: L3, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||2-for-5, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G6, 6: G5, 9: G6|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 7: G3|
|LF||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-1||9: G3|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, W||6||85||25||21||4||0||5||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||2.726|
|Satake, Kenta||1 1/3||19||4||4||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.000|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 5th, 7th)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F8, 9: F6|
|(RF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: HBP, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: G5, 5: DP, 8: 2B|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: f2|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||2-for-3||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||0-for-3||2: HBP, 4: G1, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: G4|
|PH-C||Saito, Toshio||1-for-2||7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-3||3: F7, 5: G6, 7: DP|
|PH||Muniz, Juan||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Murphy, Bill, L||3||86||20||15||6||0||2||5||0||0||0||0||5||5||3.879|
Top of the 2nd - 3 runs, 3 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki hits a single to center. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Takasu hits a single to left, bases loaded. Kusano hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Shima walks in a run, bases loaded. Hijirisawa grounds out to short, bases remain loaded. Uchimura walks in a run, bases loaded. Teppei fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki grounds out to short. Ruiz walks. Nakamura flies out to left. Takasu hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Kusano hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Shima walks to load the bases. Hijirisawa hits an RBI infield single, bases remain loaded. Uchimura lines out to second.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 1 hit
Ueno on the mound for Lotte
Takasu grounds out to short. Kusano walks. Shima walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa clears the bases with a 2-run triple to center, runner on third. Uchimura hits a sac fly to left. Teppei fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nishimura takes over at third; Nakamura moves from third to first.
Kiyota hits single to right. Iguchi hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Kim fouls out to the catcher. Fukuura hits a single to right and a run scores on a throwing error (E9), Fukuura to second. Imae grounds out to short.
Pitching change: Satake in for Kawagishi.
Omatsu strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Okada flies out to left. Nishioka hits a single to left. Kiyota grounds out to second, runner on second. Iguchi grounds out to third.
Top of the 4th
Teppei hits a single to center. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Ruiz hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura lines out to first and Ruiz is doubled off first.
Bottom of the 4th
Kim grounds out to second. Fukuura hits a single to left. Imae hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Omatsu grounds out to the pitcher, runners on second and third. Matoba grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Okada grounds out to short. Nishioka walks. Kiyota gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Iguchi grounds into a double play.
Top of the 7th
Kusano grounds out to first. Shima flies out to right. Hijirisawa hits a single to right. Uchimura hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Teppei strikes out swinging.
The Eagles are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 52-64-3 (6th place). ... The Marines are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 64-55-2 (3rd place).
Iwakuma (RAK) won his second start in a row and is now 9-8. He's also improved to 3-0 in 3 starts against the Marines this year. ... Murphy (LOT) took the loss and is now 11-5. He's now also 1-2 in 5 games (3 starts and 2 relief appearances) against the Eagles.
Iwakuma (RAK) picked up his 100th career win.