Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 30108 | Softbank leads series, 15-5-1 | Time: 2:45
Potential Starters: Darrell Rasner (RAK) 4-9, 4.27 - Yao-Hsun Yang (SOF) 1-0, 3.27
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 7th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: G3|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: G6, 8: G4|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4||1: DP, 4: G3, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: G5, 6: SO, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: G1|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-2||2: F9, 5: F8|
|PH-LF||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-2||7: L4, 9: F7|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-2||3: F8, 5: G4, 7: BB|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-2||3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: DP|
|Rasner, Darrell, L||7||118||27||22||2||1||5||5||0||0||1||0||3||3||4.246|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-4||1: L6, 3: G4, 5: G5, 8: G5|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: F6, 8: G1|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||1-for-3, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: F8|
|CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-2, 1 R||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-1, 1 R, 3 RBI||2: BB, 4: HR, 7: BB|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-3||2: DP, 4: G6, 7: F7|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-3||3: SO, 4: f3, 7: G3|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: F5, 7: IBB|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-2||3: BB, 5: SO, 7: F9|
|Yang, Yao-Hsun, W||6 0/3||89||24||22||5||0||7||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.571|
|Katto, Keisuke, H||1/3||7||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.943|
|Morifuku, Masahiko, H||2/3||9||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.596|
|Settsu, Tadashi, H||1||12||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.058|
|Mahara, Takahiro, S||1||11||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.139|
Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Seibu
Honda grounds out to short. Ortiz hits a single to left. Kokubo walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Tamura hits a 3-run homer. Petagine grounds out to short. Matsuda fouls out to first.
Top of the 2nd
Ruiz hits a double to left. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Makida flies out to right.
Top of the 5th
Nakamura hits a single to left. Makida flies out to center. Watanabe grounds out to second, runner on first. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Yamasaki hits a single to left. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katto in for Yang.
Kusano, pinch-hitting for Makida, lines out to second. Watanabe walks, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Katto.
Uchimura hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 7th
Tamura walks. Petagine flies out to left. Matsuda grounds out to first, runner on second. Hasegawa gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Yamasaki flies out to right.
Top of the 9th
Ruiz flies out to center. Yamasaki hits a single to center. Nakamura grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Kusano flies out to left.
The Hawks won their 2nd game in a row and are now 68-57-5 (2nd place). ... The Eagles lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 53-69-3 (6th place).
Yang (SOF) picked up the win and is now 2-0 on the year (his other victory came in his first game as a starter this year on 7/18 vs Orix). Mahara (SOF) notched his 30th save of the year. ... Rasner (RAK) took the loss and is now 0-3 in four starts since his last victory on 8/13 (vs Lotte). Rasner drops to 5-10 and is now 1-3 in four starts against the Hawks hit season.
SOF: Tamura (23)