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Seibu Lions 6 – Rakuten Eagles 5 (September 5, 2010)

by on Sep.05, 2010 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seibu 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 6 12 1
Rakuten 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 10 1

Attendance: 16412 | Seibu leads series, 13-7-1 | Time: 3:46

Potential Starters: Kazuyuki Hoashi (SEI) 10-8, 3.48 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 9-8, 2.73

Seibu

Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(2B) Kataoka, Yasuyuki 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B (SB), 3: BB (SB), 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: G4
(CF) Kuriyama, Takumi 1-for-3 1: S1, 3: F8, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: 1B
(SS) Nakajima, Hiroyuki 0-for-5 1: G5, 3: SO, 4: G6, 7: G3, 8: L5
(1B) Oshima, Hiroyuki 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: G3
(DH) Nakamura, Takeya 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 1B, 4: F4, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 9: HR
(LF) Sakata, Ryo 0-for-3 1: G4, 4: F8, 5: G6, 7: BB, 9: BB
PR-LF Sato, Tomoaki 0-for-0 9: (SB)
(RF) Takayama, Hisashi 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI 2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 7: BB, 9: SO
(C) Uemoto, Tatsuyuki 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 7: G3, 9: BB
C Hosokawa, Toru 0-for-0
(3B) Hara, Takuya 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI 2: L6, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: G4, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Hoashi, Kazuyuki 5 2/3 100 26 23 7 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 4 3.588
Okamoto, Atsushi 1 1/3 20 6 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.176
Fujita, Taiyo, W 1 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.925
Sikorski, Brian, S 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.172
9 139 38 35 10 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 5 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 1st, 8th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: 1B, 3: S1, 5: G3, 6: G3, 9: G6
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 1-for-5, 1 RBI 1: DP, 3: G6, 5: G5, 7: 2B, 9: F8
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-3, 2 RBI 1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: F9
(1B) Ruiz, Randy 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: F8, 5: F8, 7: SO
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 0-for-4 2: SO, 4: F4, 6: F7, 7: G5
(3B) Nakamura, Norihiro 2-for-4, 1 R 2: f3, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-LF Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 2: 1B, 4: G3, 6: F7, 8: DP
(C) Shima, Motohiro 1-for-3, 2 R 2: G6, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F8
(LF) Makida, Akihisa 2-for-2, 1 R 3: 2B, 5: 1B
PH-LF-3B Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-2, 2 RBI 6: 3B, 9: G4

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Iwakuma, Hisashi 4 78 21 18 7 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 4 2.866
Satake, Kenta 1 1/3 23 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.870
Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi 2/3 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.642
Aoyama, Koji, H 2 38 10 8 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.512
Koyama, Shinichiro, L 1 25 6 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.377
9 171 45 38 12 2 4 6 0 1 0 0 6 6

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Kataoka hits a single to left and steals second. Kuriyama hits a sac bunt, runner on third. Nakajima grounds out to third. Oshima hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nakamura hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Sakata grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Makida hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Watanabe grounds out to short. Teppei hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Ruiz flies out to center.

Top of the 4th - 3 runs  4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Nakamura flies out to second. Sakata flies out to center. Takayama hits a single to left. Uemoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hara hits a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Kataoka hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kuriyama walks, runners on first and second. Nakajima grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Shima hits a single to right. Makida hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Watanabe drives in a run with a ground out to third, Hijirisawa advances to third on error (E4), runners on first and third. Teppei drives in a run with a ground out to second, runner on second. Ruiz flies out to center.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Satake on the mound for Rakuten
Takayama hits a solo homer. Uemoto flies out to left. Hara hits an infield single.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Satake.
Kataoka grounds out to, runner on second. Kuriyama strikes out looking.

Bottom of the 6th - 2 run, 2 hits
Hoashi on the mound for Seibu
Yamasaki flies out to left. Nakamura hits a single to center. Takasu flies out to left. Shima walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: A. Okamoto in for Hoashi.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Makida, hits a 2-run triple to right, runner on third. Hijirisawa grounds out to first.

Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Uchimura takes over in left; Kusano moves from left to third.
Oshima grounds out to first. Nakamura hits a solo homer. Sakata walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Sato. Takayama strikes out looking. Sato steals second. Uemoto walks, runners on first and second. Hara grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the 3rd
Kataoka walks. Kuriyama flies out to center. Kataoka steals second. Nakajima strikes out swinging. Oshima flies out to right.

Top of the 7th
Nakajima grounds out to first. Oshima strikes out swinging. Nakamura hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E5). Maida walks, runners on first and second. Takayama walks to load the bases. Uemoto grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 7th
Watanabe hits a double to left. Teppei flies out to right, runner on third. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Yamasaki grounds out to third.

Notes

Seibu took the series 2-1.

The Lions are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 70-57-1 (1st place). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 53-68-3 (6th place).

Fujita (SEI) picked up the win in relief and is now 5-3 on the year.  Sikorski (SEI) saved his 32nd game of the year. ... Koyama (RAK) took the loss in relief and is now 4-4.

Iwakuma (RAK) started the game for the Eagles on 4 days of rest.  The last time he started a game on 4 days of rest was back on 10/1/2006.

The Lions became the first team in the NPB to 70 wins this season.

Home runs
SEI: Takayama (9), Nakamura (17)