Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 33013 | Chunichi leads series, 13-9-0 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 8-6, 4.07 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 11-7, 3.57
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th, 9th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: L5, 6: HR, 8: G3|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||3-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: DP, 8: F9|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: L4, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Lee, Seung-Yeop||0-for-3||2: F6, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|PH||Yano, Kenji||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-4||2: F7, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: DP|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-3, 1 R||3: G4, 5: G6, 8: 2B|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||6: F9|
|1B||Gonzalez, Edgar||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, L||5||88||24||21||8||1||3||2||0||1||0||0||3||3||4.125|
|Takagi, Yasunari||1 2/3||27||8||6||2||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5||1: G5, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G5|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: S5, 5: G1 (SB), 7: SO|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: G4, 5: 2B, 7: G4|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G5, 5: HR, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: G5, 5: SO, 8: G5|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||4-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-1||2: DP, 4: IBB, 6: S2, 8: S1|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||0-for-2||2: G1, 4: G3|
|P||Takahashi, Akifumi||0-for-1||6: SO|
|2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, W||5 1/3||76||19||19||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.502|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||1 2/3||24||6||6||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.698|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||29||6||5||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.664|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||11||3||3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.285|
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Utsumi on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki hits a single to left. Oshima fails to advance the runner on sac bunt, runner on first. Oshima steal second. Morino hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Wada hits a 2-run homer. Blanco strikes out swinging. Hidenori strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Tani, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, flies out to right. Sakamoto hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Takahashi in for Yoshimi.
Matsumoto hits a single to center. Ogasawara hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Ramirez grounds into a double play.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Defense: T. Iwasaki takes over at second; Morino moves from third to first; N. Donoue moves from second and third.
Wakiya hits a double to center. E. Gonzalez strikes out swinging. Sakamoto grounds out to first. Matsumoto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez flies out to right.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to third. Oshima hits an infield single. Morino flies out to right. Wada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Blanco walks to load the bases. Hidenori flies out to center.
Bottom of the 3rd
Araki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino grounds out to second, runner on third. Wada grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 4th
Blanco strikes out swinging. Hidenori grounds out to third. Tanishige hits a double to left. N. Donoue gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yoshimi grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 6th
Tanishige hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Araki flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th
Hidenori grounds out to third. Tanishige hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by N. Donoue. T. Iwasaki hits an infield single, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Ochi in for Takagi.
Araki grounds out to third.
The Dragons won their 4th game in a row and are now 67-55-2 (2nd place). ... The Giants are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 65-54-1 (3rd place). They have also lost 7 straight games at Nagoya Dome.
Yoshimi (CHU) got the win and improved to 12-7 on the year. He's also now 5-1 in 7 starts against the Giants. His last three starts have been against the Giants (2-1). Iwase (CHU) saved his 36th game of the year. ... Utsumi (YOM) took the loss and is 8-7 on the year. Against the Dragons, Utsumi is now 2-2 in 5 starts. Like Yoshimi, his last three starts have been against the Dragons (1-2).
Wada's (CHU) homer in the 5th was also his 1,500th career hit.
YOM: Sakamoto (28)
CHU: Wada (32)