Rakuten Eagles vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 20185 | Series tied, 11-11-0 | Time: 2:49
Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 2-5, 4.68 - Masaru Takeda (HAM) 12-6, 2.53
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: 1B (SB), 3: G1, 5: G6, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-4||1: F9, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F9, 8: E8|
|(1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-4||1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F6|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: L1, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-4||2: F7, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: G1, 9: G1|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-4||2: DP, 4: SO, 7: G6, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||1-for-3||3: F7, 5: F7, 7: 2B|
|PH||Masuda, Shintaro||0-for-1||9: F3|
|(LF)||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-3||3: F8, 5: G6, 7: G1|
|Kawai, Takashi, L||5||77||21||16||3||0||2||3||0||1||1||0||3||3||4.745|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: G1, 5: S8, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: BB, 4: G5, 5: 2B (BrO), 8: G6|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3||1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 振逃, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: f9, 6: SO, 8: G5|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: G4, 6: SO|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F7, 5: 1B, 6: G5|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-2||2: G5, 5: S1, 7: L5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2, 1 R||3: F4, 5: BB, 7: F7|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-2, 1 R||3: F9, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|Takeda, Masaru, W||7||94||28||27||7||0||4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.413|
|Hayashi, Masanori, H||1/3||7||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.156|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||10||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.832|
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nioka hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yang (Yoh). Ono walks, runners on first and second. Iiyama walks, bases loaded. Tanaka hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and third. Morimoto hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Inaba reaches on a dropped third strike and Iiyama scores from third, Morimoto gets thrown out trying to score.
Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits an infield single. Watanabe flies out to right. Hijirisawa steals second. Nakamura grounds out to third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Watanabe hits a single to right and steals second. Nakamura hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yamasaki lines out to the pitcher. Kusano flies out to center.
Top of the 6th
Watanabe flies out to right. Nakamura hits a single to center. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Kusano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shima grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 7th
Takasu grounds out to short. Makida hits a double to center. Miyade grounds out to the pitcher. Hijirisawa strikes out looking.
Top of the 8th
Watanabe reaches on a fielding error (E8), Watanabe to second. Nakamura flies out to short. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher.
Pitching change: Hayashi in for Tateyama.
Kusano strikes out swinging.
Nippon Ham took the series, 2-1.
The Fighters won their 2nd game in a row and are now 68-64-3 (4th place). ... The Eagles dropped their 2nd straight game and are now 57-73-3 (6th place).
M. Takeda (HAM) got the win and is now 13-6 on the year. He's now 8-0 in 9 starts since his last loss on 7/2 (vs Rakuten). He also improved to 3-2 in 6 starts against the Eagles. H. Takeda (HAM) recorded his 16th save of the year. ... Kawai (RAK) took the loss and dropped to 2-6. Kawai (RAK) is 0-3 now in 4 starts since his last victory on 8/18 (vs Orix). He's also 0-3 in 4 starts against the Fighters this year.