Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46977 | Yomiuri leads series, 11-10-0 | Time: 3:23
Potential Starters: Shugo Fujii (YOM) 6-3, 4.13 - Randy Messenger (HAN) 4-5, 4.84
Hitting (LOB: 10, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-5, 2 R||1: 1B, 2: 2B, 4: f2, 6: SO, 8: f5|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4||1: F8, 2: 1B, 4: F7, 6: BB, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 2: S9, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 2: SO, 4: G6, 7: F7, 9: F7|
|(RF)||Yano, Kenji||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: F9, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Gonzalez, Edgar||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: L4, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|PH||Omichi, Noriyoshi||0-for-1||9: F9|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||1-for-2, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: G6|
|(P)||Fujii, Shugo||0-for-2||1: f7, 3: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||5: SO|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, W||2 2/3||33||10||10||2||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.279|
|Kubo, Yuya||1 1/3||19||5||5||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.416|
|Kroon, Marc, S||1||15||5||5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.263|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: HR, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 9: G5|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-5||1: 1B, 3: G4, 4: G6, 7: F6, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: BB, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||1: f5, 3: HBP, 5: G1, 7: G6, 9: G5|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: F8, 5: SO, 8: HR|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F4, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 8: F5|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||1-for-3||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: F3|
|PH-RF||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(RF-CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: 2B, 8: G6|
|PH||Uemoto, Hiroki||0-for-1||2: L4|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||4: F7|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1, 1 RBI||6: G3|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|PR||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|Messenger, Randy, L||2||49||14||13||8||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||6||6||5.478|
|Nishimura, Ken||2 0/3||26||9||9||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.693|
Top of the 1st - 5 runs, 6 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto hits a single to left. Matsumoto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Ogasawara flies out to center. Ramirez flies out to center. Abe clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Yano hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. E. Gonzalez hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Wakiya clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Fujii fouls out to left.
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Messenger on the mound for Hanshin
Sakamoto flies out to center. Matsumoto hits a double to right. Ogasawara hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ramirez hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Abe strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 1 hit
Fujii on the mound for Yomiuri
Murton hits a solo homer. Hirano grounds out to second. Toritani walks. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Arai gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Brazell flies out to center, runners on first and third. Jojima grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamaguchi on the mound for Yomiuri
Jojima hits a single to left. Asai flies out to first. S. Fujikawa hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, drives in a run with a ground out to first, runner on third. Murton flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kubo on the mound for Yomiuri
Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima flies out to third. Lin, pinch-hitting for Asai, strikes out swinging. S. Fujikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kroon on the mound for Yomiuri
Defense: Suzuki takes over in left.
Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Tsutsui, hits a single to right. Yamato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton grounds out to third, runner on second. Hirano strikes out swinging. Toritani hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Arai grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 1st
Murton hits a single to center. Hirano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Toritani flies out to center, runners on first and third. Arai fouls out to third. Brazell grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd
Jojima flies out to second. Asai hits a double to left. S. Fujikawa grounds out to short. Uemoto, pinch-hitting for Messenger, lines out to second.
Top of the 4th
Sakamoto hits a single to left. Matsumoto fouls out to the catcher. Ogasawara flies out to left. Ramirez hits a single to center, Sakamoto advances to third on fielding error (E8), runners on first and third. Abe grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th
Asai flies out to center. S. Fujikawa hits a single to center. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Fukuhara, flies out to left. Murton hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hirano grounds out to short.
The Giants stopped a 2-game slide and are now 72-59-1 (3rd place). ... The Tigers' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 70-57-3 (2nd place).
Yamaguchi got the win in relief and improved to 7-3. Kroon (YOM) recorded his 21st save of the year. ... Messenger (HAN) took the loss and dropped to 4-6. Messenger is 0-2 in 3 starts since his last victory on 9/3 (vs Yokohama). Against the Giants this season, Messenger is now 1-2 in 3 starts (excluding 4 relief appearances).
Kubo (YOM) appeared in his franchise record tying 73rd game of the year.
HAN: Murton (16), Brazell (45)