Hanshin Tigers vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 37107 | Chunichi leads series, 13-8-2 | Time: 2:45
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 13-5, 3.65 - Daisuke Yamai (CHU) 7-4, 4.07
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-2||1: G6, 3: BB, 5: F9, 8: BB|
|(CF-RF-CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-2||1: G4, 3: S5, 5: f5, 8: S1|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: G3, 6: BB, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F8, 6: DP, 9: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: G5, 4: G4, 6: G6, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: F7, 7: F8|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||9: F8|
|(2B)||Saka, Katsuhiko||2-for-3||2: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-2||2: f4, 5: S2, 7: SO|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, L||1/3||18||4||4||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.566|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: f4, 6: F9, 8: f5|
|(CF-RF)||Fujii, Atsushi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||2-for-4||1: G4, 4: 1B, 6: G6, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: DP, 7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||2-for-3||2: HBP, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: S1, 7: G5|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||9: E3|
|(2B)||Donoue, Naomichi||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: F8, 7: G1|
|(C)||Oda, Kohei||0-for-2||3: G1, 5: IBB, 8: G6|
|(P)||Yamai, Daisuke||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G5|
|CF||Oshima, Yohei||0-for-1||8: f5|
|Yamai, Daisuke||7 2/3||107||30||24||5||0||3||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||3.787|
|Asao, Takuya, W||1 1/3||15||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.506|
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Asai takes over in right; Hirano moves from right to center.
Fujii hits an infield single. Morino hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Wda hits a single to left, bases loaded. Blanco strikes out swinging. T. Donoue enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Asao.
Pitching change: Fujikawa in for Kubota.
T. Donoue reaches on a throwing error (E3, throw to home) and the game winning run scores.
Top of the 1st
Murton grounds out to short. Hirano grounds out to second. Toritani hits a single to left. Arai hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Brazell strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Murton walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani grounds out to first, runner on third. Arai flies out to center.
Top of the 5th
Saka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kubo. Murton flies out to right. Hirano fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 5th
Blanco hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nomoto. N. Donoue flies out to center, runner on third. Oda gets an intentional walk, runners on first and third. Yamai grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th
Toritani walks. Arai hits single to left, runners on first and second. Brazell grounds into a double play, runner on third. Jojima grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th
Murton walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Toritani grounds out to the pitcher.
Pitching change: Asao in for Yamai.
Defense: Oshima takes over in center; Fujii moves from center to right.
Arai flies out to right.
The Dragons won their 2nd straight game (11th in a row at Nagoya Dome) and are now 78-59-3 (1st place). ... The Tigers lost their second game in a row (5 straight at Nagoya Dome) and are now 71-59-3 (3rd place).
Asao (CHU) got the win in relief and improved to 12-3. ... Kubota (HAN) took the loss in relief and is now 6-3.
Asao (CHU) set a new club record with his 70th games in a season. ... Chunichi set a new club record with their 12th walk-off win of the year.
The Tigers have not scored a run in 30 innings at Nagoya Dome.