Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 19470 | Nippon Ham leads series, 10-8-0 | Time: 2:49
Potential Starters: Dennis Houlton (SOF) 7-6, 5.90 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 12-6, 3.44
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G3, 5: G4, 7: L3|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: E6 (SB), 5: G2, 8: F6|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G6, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||3-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-4||1: F9, 3: SO, 6: G5, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: SO, 6: F7|
|PH-DH||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3||2: 1B (SB), 4: G6, 7: BB, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Shibahara, Hiroshi||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: S2|
|CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||1-for-3||2: F8, 5: G4, 7: 1B (BrO)|
|Houlton, Dennis, W||5 1/3||72||18||18||2||0||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.494|
|Morifuku, Masahiko, H||1||9||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.348|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||2/3||18||4||4||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.077|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||14||5||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1.160|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||16||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.204|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||2-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: G6, 6: G6, 8: S1|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F4, 7: SO, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: G1, 7: 1B, 9: G6|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4||2: F7, 4: G6, 7: 2B, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-4||2: SO, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G6|
|PH||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||1-for-3||3: G5, 6: F7, 8: 1B|
|Keppel, Bobby, L||7||107||28||25||6||0||4||1||0||2||1||0||2||1||3.336|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsuda files out to right. Kokubo hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tamura flies out to right.
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Kawasaki grounds out to first. Honda reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Honda steals second. Matsuda grounds out to short, runner on third. Kokubo hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Tamura strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Petagine grounds out to second. Hasegawa hits a single to center and steals second. Shibahara strikes out swinging. Yamazaki flies out to center.
Top of the 6th
Matsuda grounds out to third. Kokubo hits a double to left. Tamura grounds out to third. Petagine flies out to left.
Top of the 7th
Hasegawa walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shibahara. Yamazaki hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Kawasaki lines out to first and Yamazaki is doubled off first.
Bottom of the 7th
Inaba strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Settsu in for Morifuku.
Koyano hits a single to right. Nioka hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Nakata strikes out swinging. Konta flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th
Imanami, pinch-hitting for Tsuruoka, strikes out swinging. Iiyama hits a single to center. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Inaba grounds out to short.
The Hawks won their 2nd game in a row and are now 66-53-5 (1st place). ... The Fighters lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 59-59-3 (5th place).
Houlton (SOF) won his second straight start and improved to 8-6. This was also Houlton's first victory against the Fighters this year -- prior to tonight, in two starts against Nippon Ham this year, he was 0-2 with a 40.50 ERA. Mahara recorded his 29th save of the year. ... Keppel (HAM) lost his third start in a row and dropped to 12-7. Keppel is now 1-1 in 3 starts against the Hawks this year.
Nakata's (HAM) 10-game hitting streak came to an end.
The Fighters were shutout for the 10th time this season.