Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 15178 | Series tied, 12-12-0 | Time: 3:23
Potential Starters: Masao Kida (HAM) 5-2, 4.76 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 10-8, 2.72
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4||1: G5, 3: S3, 5: 1B, 6: G6, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-5, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: G5, 7: F7, 9: G4|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-5||1: G6, 3: f3, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-1, 1 R||2: F8, 3: BB, 6: HBP, 7: S2|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-2||2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: HBP|
|PR-DH||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-0, 1 R|
|PH-DH||Nakata, Sho||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: E5|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||1-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: S1|
|Kida, Masao||1 2/3||46||10||7||2||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.785|
|Sakakibara, Ryo, W||5||58||18||18||5||1||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.637|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||2/3||6||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.711|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||2/3||16||3||2||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.856|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||12||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.904|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th)
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3||1: SO, 2: BB, 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Masuda, Shintaro||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO|
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3||1: BB (SB), 3: 1B (BrO), 5: G3, 8: G4|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-3||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: F7, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Nakagawa, Taishi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 3B, 4: HR, 6: SO, 9: G3|
|(LF)||Hiraishi, Yosuke||1-for-4||2: G3, 4: f7, 7: 1B, 9: G6|
|(C)||Ino, Suguru||0-for-2||2: F4, 4: F9|
|PH||Nakamura, Masato||0-for-1||7: DP|
|PH||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-1||9: G3|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, L||6||115||29||24||7||0||8||2||2||1||0||0||4||4||2.821|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 1 hit
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Watanabe strikes out swinging. Masuda walks. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Runners execute a successful double steal, runners on second and third. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakagawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Iiyama hits a single to right. Tanaka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Inaba clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Koyano fouls out to first. Inaba steals second. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nioka strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Makida hits a solo homer. Hiraishi fouls out to left. Ino flies out to right. Watanabe strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Itoi gets hit by a pitch. Nioka gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Tsuboi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Yang (Yoh) hits an infield single, bases loaded. Ono strikes out swinging. Iiyama strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and third. Morimoto grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Makida hits a triple to right. Hiraishi grounds out to first. Ino flies out to second. Watanabe walks, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Kida.
Masuda strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Inaba flies out to left. Koyano hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Itoi. Nakata, pinch-hitting for Tsuboi, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to second. Ono reaches on a throwing error (E5), runner on first. Iiyama hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Tanaka strikes out swinging.
The two teams tied the season series, 12-12.
The Fighters are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 72-66-3 (3rd place). ... The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 61-76-3 (6th place).
Sakakibara (HAM) got the win in relief and improved to 10-1. H. Takeda (HAM) saved his 19th game of the year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) took the loss and is now 10-9. Coming into tonight's game, Iwakuma had gone 3-0 in 5 starts since his last loss on 8/17 (vs Orix) and was 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA in 5 starts against the Fighters.
Nioka (HAM) injured his right ring finger while squaring to bunt in the 6th inning. The pitch went inside on Nioka and he tried to pull away, but the ball ended up hitting him directly on the right ring finger. Nioka was removed from the game and taken to a hospital when they found his finger bleeding.
RAK: Makida (5)