Yokohama Bay Stars vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 34026 | Chunichi leads series, 15-8-0 | Time: 3:05
Potential Starters: Atori Ota (YOK) 0-4, 6.75 - Kenichi Nakata (CHU) 5-3, 2.82
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 6th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||2-for-3||1: G5, 3: HBP, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F9, 5: SO, 8: G3|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: F8, 9: G4|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: SO, 4: HR, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: G3, 7: 1B|
|PH||Niinuma, Shinji||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-4||3: L4, 5: G5, 7: F6, 9: SO|
|(P)||Ota, Atori||0-for-1||3: f3|
|PH||Ide, Shotaro||0-for-1||5: F9|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||7: F8|
|Ota, Atori, L||4||82||18||17||5||2||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||4||7.031|
|Sakamoto, Yataro||1 2/3||25||8||5||2||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.928|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 5th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-4, 2 R||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: F4, 7: 1B|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: SO, 5: 1B, 7: S1|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||4-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 3: 3B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B (BrO)|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||0-for-2||1: SO, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-4||1: F9, 3: F8, 5: DP, 8: 1B|
|PR-2B||Iwasaki, Tatsuro||0-for-0||8: (SB)|
|(RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: HR, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: F7, 6: BB, 8: SO|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||2: F7, 4: SO, 6: S1, 8: G1|
|(P)||Nakata, Kenichi||0-for-2||2: G6, 4: G4|
|PH||Fukuda, Nobumasa||0-for-1||6: SO|
|Nakata, Kenichi, W||6||95||23||22||5||1||6||0||1||0||0||0||2||2||2.829|
|Takahashi, Akifumi, H||1||9||4||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.588|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1||13||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.574|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||15||4||3||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.331|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Araki hits an infield single. Oshima hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Morino hits a 3-run homer. Wada strikes out swinging. Blanco flies out to right. Fujii strikes out looking.
Top of the 4th - 2 run, 2 hits
K. Nakata on the mound for Chunichi
Harper hits a double to right. Murata strikes out swinging. Sledge grounds out to short. Castillo hits a 2-run homer. Shimozono grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Fujii hits a solo homer. Tanishige flies out to left. N. Donoue strikes out swinging. K. Nakata grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Sanada on the mound for Yokohama
Araki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Oshima. Morino hits an RBI single to right and Morino is thrown out trying to get to second. Wada flies out to center.
Bottom of the 3rd
Araki flies out to center. Oshima strikes out swinging. Morino hits a triple to center. Wada walks, runners on first and third. Blanco flies out to center.
Bottom of the 5th
Araki flies out to second. Oshima hits a single to center. Morino hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Wada walks, base loaded. Blanco hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th
Fujii flies out to right. Tanishige walks and advances to second on sac bunt by N. Donoue. T. Donoue enters the game as a pinch-hitter for K. Nakata.
Pitching change: Kato in for Yataro.
Fukuda, pinch-hitting for T. Donoue, strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Blanco hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner T. Iwasaki. T. Iwasaki steals second. Fujii strikes out swinging. Tanishige strikes out swinging. N. Donoue grounds out to the pitcher.
Chunichi swept the series, 3-0.
The Dragons are 4-0-1 since their last loss on 9/7 and are now 73-56-3 (1st place). They have also won 9 in a row at Nagoya Dome. ... The Bay Stars lost their 3rd game in a row and are now 42-82-1 (6th place)
K. Nakata (CHU) won his second straight start and is now 6-3. He's now also 1-1 in 2 starts against the Bay Stars. Iwase (CHU) saved his 39th game of the year. ... Atori (YOK) started and dropped his 5th straight start and is now 0-5 on the year, including an 0-2 record against the Dragons.
Morino (CHU) came up a double short of the cycle.
Asao (CHU) - 24 consecutive hold points. Set new single season NPB record with 56 Hold Points.
YOK: Castillo (17)
CHU: Morino (20), Fujii (1)