Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 35418 | Chunichi leads series, 12-8-2 | Time: 3:11
Potential Starters: Jason Standridge (HAN) 10-3, 3.38 - Wei-Ying Chen (CHU) 12-10, 3.03
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: 2B, 3: F8, 5: F9, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-4||1: F6, 3: 1B, 5: F9, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-3||1: F4, 3: BB, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-3||1: BB, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 9: 2B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: F7, 6: DP, 9: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: F7, 4: G5, 7: F6, 9: G4|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: E6, 7: SO|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(2B)||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-3||2: F9, 4: SO, 7: F4|
|(P)||Standridge, Jason||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||8: G4|
|Standridge, Jason, L||7||105||28||26||7||0||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||2||3.327|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 2nd, 8th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 7: F9|
|(CF-RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-3||1: HBP, 3: SO, 5: G4, 8: 1B (CS)|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-4||1: F9, 4: G4, 6: f5, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||3-for-4, 3 R||1: F8, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-4||2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||2-for-2, 2 RBI||2: 1B, 4: S8, 6: 1B, 8: IBB|
|(2B-3B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-4||2: DP, 4: F8, 6: F6, 8: F7|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: SO|
|(P)||Chen, Wei-Ying||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: F8, 7: G5|
|Chen, Wei-Ying, W||8||127||30||28||4||0||5||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||2.902|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.266|
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Morino grounds out to second. Wada hits a single to center. Blanco hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Nomoto hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. N. Donoue flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Standridge on the mound for Hanshin
Morino fouls out to third. Wada hits a single to center. Blanco grounds out to short, runners on second. Nomoto hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. N. Donoue flies out to short.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Fujii hits a single to right. Morino strikes out swinging and Fujii is caught trying to steal second. Wada hits a single to right. Blanco hits a single to left and Wada scores on a fielding error (E7), Blanco to second. T. Iwasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Blanco. Nomoto gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. N. Donoue flies out to left.
Top of the 1st
Murton hits a double to right. Hirano flies out to short. Toritani flies out to second. Arai walks, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 1st
Araki grounds out to short. Fujii gets hit by a pitch. Morino flies out to right. Runner advances to second on a balk. Wada flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Standridge strikes out swinging. Murton flies out to center. Hirano hits a single to left. Toritani walks, runners on first and second. Arai grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Oda hits a single to center. Chen strikes out looking. Araki hits a grounder to third, Oda out at second, Araki to second on throwing error (E4). Fujii strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Brazell flies out to left. Jojima grounds out to third. Araki reaches on a fielding error (E6) and gets all the way to second. Yamato strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Standridge, grounds out to second. Murton grounds out to short. Hirano hits a single to center and advances to second on a wild pitch. Toritani flies out to left.
Top of the 9th
Arai hits a double to center. Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima grounds out to second, runner on third. Lin enters the game as a pinch-runner for S. Fujikawa.
Pitching change: Iwase in for Asao.
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Lin, strikes out swinging.
The Dragons are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 77-59-3 (1st place). ... The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 71-58-3 (2nd place).
Chen (CHU) won his second straight start and improved to 13-10. He's now also 2-3 in 6 starts against the Tigers this year. Iwase (CHU) picked up his 41st save of the year. ... Standridge (HAN) lost his second consecutive start and is now 10-4 this year. He also suffered his first loss against the Dragons this year and is now 2-1 in 3 starts against them.
Asao's (CHU) consecutive Hold Point streak came to an end at 25.
The Dragons have now won 50 games at Nagoya Dome this year.