Hanshin Tigers vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 15:00
Attendance: 30836 | Hanshin leads series, 12-8-0 | Time: 3:34
Potential Starters: Takumi Akiyama (HAN) 1-1, 4.09 - Yuki Saito (HIR) 3-4, 5.91
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 6th, 7th)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 3: 1B, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: S9|
|(CF-RF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||2-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 8: G1, 9: f7|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||4-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: G4, 3: 3B, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-5||2: 1B, 3: F4, 4: G4, 7: DP, 8: F3|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 3: HR, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-3||2: SO, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: HBP|
|PR-CF||Asai, Ryo||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-5, 1 R||2: G3, 4: F8, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Uemoto, Hiroki||3-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI||3: F8, 4: 1B, 5: G5, 8: 1B, 9: 2B|
|(P)||Akiyama, Takumi||1-for-2, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: S1, 6: SO|
|P||Kubota, Tomoyuki||0-for-0||8: S2|
|P||Fujikawa, Kyuji||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|Akiyama, Takumi, W||6 1/3||101||24||22||4||1||2||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||4.154|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki||1 1/3||25||7||6||1||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||2||0||4.043|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1 1/3||23||5||4||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1.450|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: L1, 7: F7|
|(2B)||Kimura, Shogo||0-for-2||1: S5, 3: F9, 6: F7|
|PH-2B||Ishii, Takuro||0-for-1||8: F6|
|(CF)||Amaya, Soichiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 4: G3, 7: 1B, 8: F9|
|(3B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-3, 1 R||1: F4, 4: F9, 7: 1B, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F9, 7: F8, 8: f3|
|(RF)||Hirose, Jun||1-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: G6, 5: F7, 7: HR, 9: HBP|
|(1B)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 5: F7, 7: E5, 9: G3|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: F7|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Yamamoto, Yoshihiko||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Saito, Yuki||0-for-1||3: G4|
|C||Aizawa, Tsubasa||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||6: SO, 7: HR, 9: SO|
|Saito, Yuki, L||5||80||26||24||10||1||4||1||0||1||0||0||7||7||6.360|
Top of the 3rd - 5 runs, 5 hits
Saito on the mound for Hiroshima
Uemoto flies out to center. Akiyama hits a single to center. Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Toritani clears the bases with a 2-run triple to center, runner on third. Arai flies out to second. Brazell hits a 2-run homer. Kanemoto strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Saito on the mound for Hiroshima
Jojima flies out to center. Uemoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Akiyama. Murton walks, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Toritani hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 4 hits
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Murton moves from right to left; S. Fujikawa moves from center to right; Asai takes over in center.
Amaya hits a single to center. Kurihara hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Shima flies out to center, runners on first and third. Hirose hits a 3-run homer.
Pitching change: Kubota in for Akiyama.
Iwamoto reaches and advances to second on a fielding error (E5). Huber, pinch-hitting for Imai, strikes out looking. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Aizawa hits a 2-run homer. Soyogi flies out to left.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Chulk on the mound for Hiroshima
Uemoto hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubota. Murton hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on the throw. S. Fujikawa grounds out to the pitcher. Toritani hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Toritani steals second, runners on second and third. Arai flies out to first.
Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Oshima on the mound for Hiroshima
Defense: Ishii takes over at second.
Brazell strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Kishimoto in for Oshima.
Asai hits a single to right. Jojima hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Uemoto hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Fujikawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Murton hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. S. Fujikawa fouls out to left.
Bottom of the 1st
Soyogi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kimura. Amaya grounds out to first, runner on third. Kurihara flies out to second.
Top of the 7th
Toritani hits a single to center. Arai grounds into a double play. Brazell hits a single to left and advances to second on a fielding error (E7). Kanemoto gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Asai enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto. Jojima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th
Hirose gets hit by a pitch. Iwamoto grounds out to first, runner on second. Y. Yamamoto, pinch-hitting for Kishimoto, strikes out swinging. Aizawa strikes out swinging.
Hiroshima took the series, 2-1.
The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 66-51-2 (1st place). ... The Carp's 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 48-71-2 (5th place)
Akiyama (HAN) won his second start in a row and is now 2-1 on the year. Fujikawa (HAN) recorded his 23rd save of the year. ... Saito (HIR) took the loss, his first since 4/28 (vs Yokohama). In between losses, Saito went 2-0 in 6 starts and 7 relief appearances (both victories came as a starter).
Uemoto (HAN) cracked the starting line-up for the first time in his pro career.
Aizawa's (HIR) homer in the 7th was the first of his pro career.
Fujikawa (HAN) notched his 150th career save. He also recorded his first timely hit of his career.
Kanemoto (HAN) was removed from the game after he was hit by a pitch in the left forearm and was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a contusion.
HAN: Brazell (41)
HIR: Hirose (11), Aizawa (1)