Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 42002 | Nippon Ham leads series, 14-10-0 | Time: 2:55
Potential Starters: Toshiya Sugiuchi (SOF) 15-7, 3.73 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 12-7, 1.83
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: 2B, 6: f2, 8: G1|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-4||1: f2, 3: G3, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3||1: HBP, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Petagine, Roberto||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: F9|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||1-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B (SB), 7: G4, 9: F7|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: HBP, 9: G6|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: S3|
|Sugiuchi, Toshiya, W||9||117||32||31||5||0||9||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||3.547|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 9th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G1, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: G6, 6: G4, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-4||1: G1, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: F9|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-3||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-4||2: G1 (SB), 4: f5, 7: F1, 9: DP|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: G6, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: F8, 7: F6|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: 2B, 8: f7|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-3||3: F9, 5: SO, 8: G4|
|Darvish, Yu, L||9||146||35||30||5||0||12||1||2||2||0||0||1||1||1.791|
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Matsuda grounds out to second. Hasegawa gets hit by a pitch and advances to second on a sac bunt by Tanoue. Kawasaki hits an RBI single to left, Kawasaki to second on throw. Honda strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Matsunaka walks, runners on first and second. Kokubo fouls out to the catcher. Tamura gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Petagine strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 2nd
Koyano hits a single to left. Itoi fails on a sac bunt attempt, runner on first. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging as Itoi steals second. Nakata strikes out looking.
Top of the 3rd
Kawasaki grounds out to short. Honda grounds out to short. Matsunaka hits a double to center. Kokubo grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th
Tamura strikes out swinging. Petagine strikes out swinging. Matsuda hits a single to left and steals second. Hasegawa strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 4th
Morimoto grounds out to short. Inaba strikes out looking. Koyano hits a double to left. Itoi fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 5th
Yang (Yoh) gronds out to short. Nakata flies out to center. Tsuruoka hits a double to right. Iiyama strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th
Matsunaka fouls out to the catcher. Kokubo strikes out swinging. Tamura hits a double to left. Petgaine strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Koyano hits a single to right. Itoi pops out to the pitcher on sac bunt attempt. Yang (Yoh) strikes out looking. Runner advances to third on a wild pitch. Nakata flies out to short.
Bottom of the 9th
Morimoto his a single to center. Inaba flies out to right walks. Itoi grounds into a double play.
Nippon Ham won the season series, 14-10.
The Hawks won their 5th game in a row and are now 76-62-5 (1st place). ... The Fighters are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 72-67-3 (4th place).
Sugiuchi (SOF) got the win and improved to 16-7. Sugiuchi had gone 0-2 in 4 starts since his last victory on 8/28 (vs Lotte). Coming into tonight's game, Sugiuchi was 4-1 with a 1.58 ERA against the Fighters. ... Darvish (HAM) took the loss and is now 12-8 this season. Darvish was 2-0 in 3 starts since his last loss on 8/28 (vs Orix). Prior to the start, Darvish was 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA in 4 starts against the Hawks.
The Hawks are now just one victory (or one Seibu loss) away from clinching the Pacific League.
Kawasaki (SOF) became the 438th player to play in 1,000 games over his career.