Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 41746 | Hanshin leads series, 13-4-0 | Time: 3:29
Potential Starters: Stephen Randolph (YOK) 2-9, 4.25 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 3-4, 5.47
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 6th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: HR, 5: BB, 7: G5, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 3: G1, 5: 1B, 8: BB, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G4, 8: SO|
|LF||Matsumoto, Keijiro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-3||1: F8, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: BB, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G2, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F4, 6: DP, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Ide, Shotaro||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: G6, 7: G1, 8: F8|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||2-for-4||2: F4, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|PR||Kurobane, Toshiki||0-for-0, 1 R|
|PH||Niinuma, Shinji||0-for-1||3: G6|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-1||7: SO|
|2B||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Fujie, Hitoshi, L||2||45||15||13||8||1||3||1||0||1||0||0||6||6||6.750|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th)
|(RF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-4, 2 R||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH-LF||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-1||7: F9|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 2: SO, 4: G1, 6: G4, 8: HBP|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 3B, 2: F8, 4: F7, 6: F6, 8: G5|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||5-for-5, 4 R, 4 RBI||1: 1B, 2: 2B, 4: HR, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: HR, 2: 2B, 4: f2, 7: F7|
|PH-C||Komiyama, Shinji||0-for-1||8: DP|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3||1: BB, 2: SO, 5: G3, 7: 1B|
|PR-CF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: F4, 7: 1B|
|(CF-RF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: G6, 7: G4|
|(P)||Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi||0-for-2||1: G3, 3: SO|
|PH-RF||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-1||6: 2B|
|PH-1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||7: 1B|
|Shimoyanagi, Tsuyoshi, W||6||87||24||22||5||1||3||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.027|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 5 hits
Fujie on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Brazell hits a 2-run homer. Kanemoto walks. Jojima strikes out swinging. S. Fujikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Shimoyanagi grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Fujie on the mound for Yokohama
Murton hits a single to right. Hirano fails on three bunt attempts. Toritani flies out to center. Arai hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Brazell hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Kanemoto strikes out looking.
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Shimoyanagi on the mound for Hanshin
Niinuma, pinch-hitting for Fujie, grounds out to short. Uchikawa hits a solo homer. Ishikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Harper grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ejiri on the mound for Hanshin
Murton hits a single to center. Hirano fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Toritani flies out to left. Arai hits a 2-run homer. Brazell fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 run, 4 hits
Kato on the mound for Yokohama
Arai hits a single to center. Brazell flies out to left. Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Jojima hits a single to left, bases loaded. S. Fujikawa drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Sakurai, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, flies out to right.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Egusa on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Sakurai takes over in left; Asai takes over in center; S. Fujikawa moves from center to right; Sekimoto takes over at first.
Ishikawa walks. Harper strikes out swinging. Murata walks, runners on first and second. Sledge strikes out looking. Castillo hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Ide flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Sajikihara on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Komiyama is the new catcher.
Takeyama hits an infield single and is replaced by pinch-runner Kurobane. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Uchikawa strikes out swinging. Ishikawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Matsumoto hits an RBI single to left, runners advance to second and third on throw. Murata strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Sledge strikes out swinging. Castillo hits a single to left. Ide grounds out to short, runner on second. Takeyama flies out to second.
Top of the 5th
Takeyama flies out to center. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Ejiri, strikes out swinging. Uchikawa walks. Ishikawa hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Harper grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Lin, pinch-hitting for Shimoyanagi, hits a double to left. Murton strikes out swinging. Hirano grounds out to second, runner on third. Toritani flies out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Hirano gets hit by a pitch. Toritani grounds out to third, runner on second.
Pitching change: Fukuda in for Takamiya.
Arai hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Komiyama, pinch-hitting for Egusa, grounds into a double play.
The Tigers won their 4th game in a row and are now 64-49-2 (1st place). ... The Bay Stars lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 40-76-0 (6th place).
Shimoyanagi (HAN) recorded his first victory since 8/1 (vs Chunichi). In between victories, Shimoyanagi went 0-2 in three starts. Shimoyangi is now 7-7 on the year and 1-1 in 2 starts against Yokohama. Fujie (YOK) started his fourth game in a row and took the loss. He is now 2-3 on the year.
Today's loss guaranteed the Bay Stars their 6th straight losing season against the Hanshin Tigers.
YOK: Uchikawa (8)
HAN: Brazell (40), Arai (18)