Nippon Ham Fighters vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 15420 | Nippon Ham leads series, 12-9-0 | Time: 3:06
Potential Starters: Bobby Keppel (HAM) 12-7, 3.34 - Ming-Chieh Hsu (SEI) 6-9, 4.51
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 6th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: F9, 4: F6, 7: G5|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: G4|
|(RF-1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: 2B, 8: F7|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: BB, 5: G1, 8: G4|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: SO, 3: 2B, 5: SO, 8: HR|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: F9, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-4||2: G5, 3: F8, 6: DP, 9: F9|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: G4, 6: G3, 9: F9|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-4||3: G5, 4: F8, 7: G5, 9: SO|
|Hayashi, Masanori, L||1 0/3||22||6||3||0||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||3.284|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 4th, 6th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: BB (CS), 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: S1|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-2, 1 R||1: G6, 3: BB, 6: SO, 7: BB, 9: IBB|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-3, 3 RBI||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: HBP, 7: 1B, 9: S9|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: DP, 7: 1B|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Takeya||1-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: DP, 7: 2B, 7: G6|
|(LF-1B)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||0-for-4||2: F4, 4: G4, 7: F4, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-4||2: 1B, 5: G6, 7: SO, 8: G6|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: F7, 7: 1B, 8: F6|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||1-for-2||3: F9, 5: 1B|
|PH-3B||Hirao, Hiroshi||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||7: 1B, 9: BB|
|PR||Hoshi, Hidekazu||0-for-0, 1 R|
|Sikorski, Brian, W||1||10||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.136|
Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 4 hits
Hsu on the mound for Seibu
Iiyama grounds out to third. Tanaka flies out to left. Morimoto hits a double to left. Inaba hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Itoi clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Nioka hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Nakata flies out to center.
Bottom of the 7th - 5 runs, 6 hits
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Nakamura hits a double to left. Oshima flies out to second. Takayama strikes out swinging. Uemoto hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Sakata enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Hara.
Pitching change: Miyanishi in for Sakakibara.
Hirao, pinch-hitting for Sakata, hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Kataoka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kuriyama walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Tateyama in for Miyanishi.
Nakajima hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Fernandez hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Sato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Fernandez. Nakamura grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujita on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Sato takes over in left; Oshima moves from left to first; Hirao takes over at third.
Inaba flies out to left. Koyano grounds out to second. Itoi hits a solo homer. Nioka strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 0 hits
Hayashi on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Yang (Yoh) takes over in right; Inaba moves from right to first.
Hirao walks. Kataoka hits a bunt and reaches on a catching error (E4), runners advance to second and third. Hoshi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hirao. Kuriyama gets an intentional walk to load the bases.
Pitching change: H. Takeda in for Hayashi.
Nakajima hits a walk-off sac fly to right.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba flies out to left. Koyano walks, runners on first and second. Itoi strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd
Fernandez grounds out to second. Nakamura walks. Oshima flies out to second. Takayama hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Uemoto stirkes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Morimoto grounds out to second. Inaba hits a double to left. Koyano grounds out to the pitcher. Itoi strikes out swinging.
The Lions won their 2nd game in a row and are now 71-57-1 (1st place). ... The Fighters lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 63-61-3 (4th place tie).
Sikorski (SEI) won the game in relief and is now 2-3 on the year. ... Hayashi took the loss in relief and dropped to 1-2.
This was the Lions' 6th walk-off victory of the season.
HAN: Itoi (15)