Rakuten Eagles vs Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 32398 | Softbank leads series, 16-6-1 | Time: 3:22
Potential Starters: Shingo Matsuzaki (RAK) 1-0, 4.09 - Shinsuke Ogura (SOF) 4-8, 5.49
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: BB (SB), 5: S5, 7: 1B, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-2||1: S1, 3: SO, 5: BB, 7: S5, 8: G3|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: F9, 5: F6, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: G6, 3: G6, 5: BB, 7: 2B|
|PR-3B||Nishimura, Wataru||0-for-0, 1 R||7: …… (SB), 9: S2|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-5, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: G5, 5: F2, 7: SO, 9: 2B|
|PR-DH||Masuda, Shintaro||0-for-0||9: (BrO)|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: HBP, 9: G5|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: G5 (CS), 6: S5, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: G3, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-3||2: F4, 5: BB, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|Matsuzaki, Shingo||4 2/3||81||20||15||3||1||2||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||4.021|
|Kitani, Hisashi, W||1 1/3||17||5||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.786|
|Katayama, Hiroshi, H||1||10||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.800|
|Aoyama, Koji, S||2||26||6||6||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.443|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd, 9th)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: G4|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 5: G6, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Ortiz, Jose||0-for-4||1: F2, 4: G5, 5: F9, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F4, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: f5, 6: F9, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: DP, 4: HR, 6: F6|
|PH||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-1||9: DP|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||0-for-4||3: F8, 4: F9, 6: G4, 9: G4|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G1|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-1||3: BB, 5: S1, 7: SO|
|Ogura, Shinsuke||4 1/3||85||20||14||4||0||3||4||0||2||0||0||1||1||5.347|
|Morifuku, Masahiko, H||1 2/3||24||7||5||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.477|
|Settsu, Tadashi, L||2/3||16||7||5||4||0||1||0||1||1||0||0||3||3||2.400|
|Kanazawa, Takehito||1 1/3||22||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.259|
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Matsuzaki on the mound for Rakuten
Ortiz grounds out to third. Kokubo hits a double to center. Tamura fouls out to third. Matsunaka hits a 2-run homer. Matsuda flies out to right.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Ogura on the mound for Softbank
Makida hits an infield single. Watanabe walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Uchimura walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Ogura.
Teppei flies out to short. Ruiz walks in a run, bases remain loaded. Yamasaki pops out to the catcher.
Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Settsu on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Kidokoro takes over in center; Hasegawa moves from center to left.
Hijirisawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei hits an RBI single to right, runner advances to second on the throw. Ruiz hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz. Yamasaki strikes out looking as Nishimura steals third. Nakamura gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third. Shima hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kanazawa in for Settsu.
Makida grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Katto on the mound for Softbank
Teppei hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nishimura. Yamasaki hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Masuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Nakamura grounds out to third. Shima hits a single to center and Masuda is thrown out at home.
Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei grounds out to second, runner on third. Ruiz grounds out to short.
Top of the 2nd
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Nakamura strikes out looking. Shima walks. Makida hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Watanabe flies out to second.
Top of the 3rd
Hijirisawa walks. Uchimura strikes out swinging as Hijirisawa steals second. Teppei flies out to right. Ruiz grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Matsuda flies out to center. Hasegawa grounds out to second. Yamazaki walks. Kawasaki walks, runners on first and second. Honda flies out to center.
Bottom of the 5th
Hasegawa hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yamazaki. Kawasaki walks, runners on first and second. Honda grounds out to short, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kitani in for Matsuzaki.
Ortiz flies out to right.
Top of the 6th
Nakamura hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Shima. Makida grounds out to first, runners on third. Watanaba strikes out swinging.
Softbank took the series, 2-1.
The Eagles stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 54-70-3 (6th place). ... The Hawks' 3-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 69-58-5 (2nd place).
Kitani (RAK) got the win in reilef and is now 1-0 on the year. Aoyama saved his first game of the season. ... Settsu took the loss in relief and now has a 4-3 record.
Coming into tonight's game, the Eagles were held scoreless of their last 21 innings.
SOF: Matsunaka (9)