Yomiuri Giants vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 37836 | Chunichi leads series, 15-9-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Hideki Asai (YOM) 2-1, 3.65 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 4-3, 2.97
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: F7, 5: F9, 8: G6|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4||1: f7, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: f3, 6: G5, 9: G1|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: f5, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-2, 1 RBI||2: S8, 4: F7, 7: f5, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||2-for-4||2: F9, 5: 1B, 7: G3, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|PH||Yano, Kenji||0-for-1||9: G6|
|P||Hoshino, Masumi||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Lee, Seung-Yeop||1-for-1||5: 1B|
|PH||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-1||7: F8|
|Tono, Shun, L||1 1/3||34||8||6||2||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||2||2||3.453|
|Hoshino, Masumi||2 2/3||36||10||9||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.447|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F9, 2: L6, 5: 1B, 6: G6|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G3|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: G3, 5: G3, 8: G6|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: E5, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||1-for-2||2: HBP, 4: L5, 6: 1B|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-1||2: S1, 4: SO, 6: S2|
|Nakata, Kenichi, W||8||99||30||28||5||0||6||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.818|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1/3||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.656|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||2/3||19||4||3||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.250|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 1 hit
Tono on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki flies out to right. Oshima walks. Morino flies out to center. Wada hits a 2-run homer. Blanco strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Ramirez hits a double to center. Abe flies out to center, runner on third. Takahashi hits a sac fly to center. E. Gonzalez flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Araki hits an infield single. Oshima strikes out looking. Morino strikes out swinging. Wada hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Blanco hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Nomoto grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd
Nomoto hits a single to left. Tanishige strikes out looking. N. Donoue gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Tono gets thrown out for throwing at N. Donoue head.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Tono.
K. Nakata hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Araki lines out to short.
Top of the 4th
Matsumoto strikes out swinging. Ogasawara hits an infield single. Ramirez fouls out to first. Abe hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Takahashi flies out to left.
Top of the 5th
E. Gonzalez hits an infield single. Wakiya strikes out swinging. Lee, pinch-hitting for Hoshino, hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Sakamoto flies out to right, runners on first and third. Matsumoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Tanishige strikes out looking. N. Donoue hits a single to center and advances to second on sac bunt by K. Nataka. Araki grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th
Ramirez grounds out to the pitcher.
Pitching change: Iwase in for Asao.
Abe flies out to right. Takahashi walks. E. Gonzalez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yano, pinch-hitting for Wakiya, grounds out to short.
Chunichi swept the series, 3-0. Chunich also takes the season series, 15-9.
The Dragons won their 6th game in a row and are now 69-55-2 (2nd place). ... The Giants are 0-4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 65-56-1 (3rd place). They also end the season with 9 straight losses at Nagoya Dome.
K. Nakata (CHU) got the win and is 5-3 this year. This was his first start against the Giants this year. Iwase recorded his 37th save of the year. ... Tono (YOM) lost his 5th start in a row and is now 12-8 on the year (his last victory came on 8/5 vs Hanshin). Tono ends the season 2-4 in 5 starts against the Dragons.
Wada (CHU) tied his career high in homers with his 33rd homer of the season.
Asao (CHU) broke Kyuji Fujikawa's (HAN) consecutive HP (hold point) record with his 21st consecutive HP. Hold points are a total of holds and wins in relief. The breakdown for the 21 HPs are 18 holds and 3 victories (from 7/11).
CHU: Wada (33)