Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 11028 | Hanshin leads series, 15-6-0 | Time: 2:50
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 12-5, 3.75 - Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-8, 3.26
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-3||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 2B, 8: 1B|
|PR-2B||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R||9: BB|
|(CF-RF-CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: F6, 5: 1B, 8: S1, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: E4, 5: G6, 8: 3B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: f3, 6: f2, 8: S8|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: G1, 7: G4, 8: G4|
|(2B)||Saka, Katsuhiko||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: F9, 7: G6|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-2||3: S1, 5: SO, 7: G6|
|1B||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, W||7||88||26||23||5||1||3||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.654|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||1||10||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.743|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1||16||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.778|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 5th, 7th, 6th)
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4||1: F8, 3: G5, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: F7, 6: DP, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Harper, Brett||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 4: BB, 7: HR|
|2B||Fujita, Kazuya||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-4||1: G5, 4: F8, 7: 1B, 9: f5|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-3||2: F7, 4: SO, 7: DP|
|CF||Matsumoto, Keijiro||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||2: G5, 5: SO, 7: BB, 9: F9|
|(2B-1B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-2||2: F7, 5: BB, 7: 1B|
|(C)||Hashimoto, Tasuku||0-for-3||3: G1, 5: DP, 7: G1|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-2||3: G4, 6: SO|
|PH||Ide, Shotaro||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Kaga, Shigeru, L||7 2/3||96||31||27||6||0||4||1||0||2||0||0||2||2||3.209|
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubo on the mound for Yokohama
Harper hits a solo homer. Murata hits a single to left. Sledge grounds into a double play. Shimozono walks. Castillo hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Hashimoto grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Fujita takes over at second; Matsumoto takes over in center; Shimozono moves from center to left; Castillo moves from second to first.
Murton hits a single to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Hirano hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Arai hits a sac fly to center.
Pitching change: Kato in for Kaga.
Pitching change: Sanada in for Kato.
Jojima hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Uemoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brazell. Runner on second advances to third on a bad pick-off throw from the catcher, runners on first and third. Lin grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Murton hits a single to center. Hirano grounds out to third, runner on second. Toritani grounds out to second, runner on third. Arai strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Saka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubo. Murton walks, runners on first and second. Hirano flies out to short. Toritani reaches on a fielding error (E4), bases loaded. Arai fouls out to first.
Top of the 5th
Saka flies out to right. Kubo strikes out swinging. Murton hits a double to center. Hirano hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Toritani grounds out to short.
Yokohama took the series, 2-1.
The Tigers stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 69-56-3 (2nd place). ... The Bay Stars' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 44-83-1 (6th place).
Kubo (HAN) got the win and is now 13-5. Kubo has gone 4-0 in 7 starts since his last loss on 8/5 (vs Yomiuri). He's also 3-0 in 4 starts against the Bay Stars. Fujikawa (HAN) notched his 25th save of the year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 3-9. Kaga is now 0-3 in 9 starts since his last victory on 7/13 (vs Hiroshima). He's also 0-2 in 2 starts against the Tigers this year.
Kanemoto (HAN) kept his consecutive games streak alive (now at 1,747) with a pinch-hit at bat in the 9th.
Hiyama (HAN) entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 9th. The last time Hiyama played the outfield was on 9/12/2009. And the last time he entered a game as a defensive replacement was 7/6/2007.
YOK: Harper (16)