Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 46750 | Chunichi leads series, 11-8-2 | Time: 5:21
Potential Starters: Maximo Nelson (CHU) 3-2, 3.05 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 3-0, 3.62
Hitting (LOB: 18, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: F8, 8: IBB, 10: BB, 12: BB|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-6||1: S5, 2: F8, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: G4, 10: G4, 12: G1|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||3-for-6, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 7: G3, 9: 1B, 11: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: IBB, 9: G6, 11: f3|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3||1: f3, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: IBB|
|P||Asao, Takuya||0-for-1||9: G4|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-0||11: BB|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||0-for-6||1: F7, 4: SO, 5: G4, 7: SO, 9: G6, 11: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-6||2: F8, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: F9, 10: 1B, 12: SO|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 2B (BrO), 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: BB, 10: F2, 12: BB|
|(P)||Nelson, Maximo||1-for-3||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-1||8: S1, 10: G1, 12: S3|
|Nelson, Maximo||6 1/3||87||26||21||5||0||4||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||2.888|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||2/3||22||3||1||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.646|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1 1/3||21||5||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.625|
|Kobayashi, Masato, H||1/3||13||2||2||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.328|
|Suzuki, Yoshihiro, H||2/3||11||3||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.146|
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-4||1: BB, 3: G5, 5: DP, 7: DP, 9: G6|
|P||Fujikawa, Kyuji||0-for-1||11: SO|
|(2B-RF-LF-RF-LF-RF-LF)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: S3, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 8: BB, 10: SO, 12: SO|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-6, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 8: f5, 10: 1B, 12: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-5||1: G5, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: F8, 10: 1B, 12: BB (CS)|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4||2: BB, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F8, 10: 1B (BrO)|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-3||2: f3, 4: SO, 6: G5|
|CF-1B||Asai, Ryo||0-for-2||9: SO, 10: L6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: DP, 9: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-1||9: (CS), 11: SO|
|(CF-RF-LF-CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||1-for-5, 1 R||2: SO, 4: F8, 7: F4, 9: 3B, 11: G5|
|(P)||Nomi, Atsushi||1-for-2||3: SO, 5: 1B|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||7: BB|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|PR-C||Komiyama, Shinji||0-for-0||11: BB|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, H||2||35||9||7||1||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.342|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Araki hits a double to center and advances to third on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Wada walks, runners on first and second. Blanco fouls out to first. Fujii flies out to left.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nelson on the mound for Chunichi
Nomi strikes out looking. Murton grounds out to third. Hirano hits a single to center. Toritani hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Arai grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Fujii strikes out swinging. Tanishige grounds out to second. N. Donoue hits a double to center. Nelson hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Araki hits an RBI single to left, runners advances to second and third on fielding error (E7). Oshima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Asao on the mound for Chunichi
Asai strikes out swinging. Jojima hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamato.
Pitching change: Iwase in for Asao.
Yamato gets thrown out trying to steals second. S. Fujikawa hits a triple to right. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Komiyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 1st
Murton walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani grounds out to second, runner on third. Arai grounds out to third.
Top of the 2nd
Tanishige flies out to center. N. Donoue hits a double to right. Nelson grounds out to short, runner on first. Araki hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Oshima flies out to center.
Top of the 5th
Morino hits a double to center. Wada flies out to center. Blanco strikes out swinging. Fujii grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Arai hits a single to left. Brazell hits a single to center, runner on first and second. Kanemoto grounds out to third, runners on first and third. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kanemoto.
Jojima hits into a double play.
Top of the 7th
Araki flies out to center. Oshima hits a single to left. Morino grounds out to first, runner on second. Wada gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Blanco gets an intentional walk to load the bases. Fujii strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Tanishige flies out to right. N. Donoue walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Iwasaki. Araki gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. Oshima grounds out to second.
Top of the 10th
Tanishige hits a single to right. N. Donoue pops out to the catcher on a sac bunt attempt. T. Iwasaki fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Araki walks, runners on first and second. Oshima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 10th
Hirano strikes out swinging. Toritani hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for M. Kobayashi.
Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Brazell hits a single to left, bases loaded. Asai lines out to short and Brazell is doubled off first.
Top of the 12th
Tanishige strikes out swinging. N. Donoue walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by T. Iwasaki. Araki walks, runners on first and second.
Defense: Hirano moves from right to left; Nishimura moves from left to right.
Oshima grounds out to the pitcher.
The series ended in a 1-1-1 tie.
The Dragons are 3-1-1 over their last 5 games and are now 70-56-3 (2nd place). ... The Tigers are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 67-52-3 (1st place).
Murton (HAN) has reached base safely in 11 straight.
Brazell (HAN) was ejected in the 10th inning after he argued an out call at first base.