Rakuten Eagles vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 16247 | Rakuten leads series, 13-11-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Takashi Kawai (RAK) 3-6, 4.45 - Bill Murphy (LOT) 12-6, 3.75
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 5th, 9th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: F9, 4: BB, 6: F7, 9: G6|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-4||1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: G4, 7: F8, 9: DP|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: DP, 5: BB, 7: G6|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 4: BB, 5: DP, 7: G1|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-1, 1 R||1: BB, 4: BB, 5: BB, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: SO, 5: BB, 8: G6|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: L4, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: 2B|
|(3B)||Nakagawa, Taishi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: F9|
|(LF)||Masuda, Shintaro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 9: BB|
|Kawai, Takashi, L||6||107||27||22||6||1||4||2||1||2||1||0||4||4||4.590|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 2: 2B, 4: G5, 7: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: SO, 5: SO, 7: S1|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F4, 2: F4, 5: SO, 7: 2B|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 3: F9, 5: F6, 7: F8|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G6, 6: 1B, 7: HR|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-3||1: F8, 3: G3, 6: S1, 7: G4|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||0-for-3, 1 R||2: BB, 4: F8, 6: G6, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-2, 1 R||2: HBP, 4: 1B, 6: BB, 8: G4|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||0-for-3||2: S1, 4: G2, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|Murphy, Bill||4 2/3||105||24||16||4||0||5||8||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.750|
|Uchi, Tatsuya, W||2 1/3||24||7||7||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.510|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 run, 3 hits
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Nishioka strikes out swinging. Kiyota hits an infield single. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Iguchi flies out to second. Saburo hits a 2-run homer. Imae hits a single to center. Fukuura flies out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 1 hit
Kawai on the mound for Rakuten
Kim walks. Omatsu gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Matoba hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Nishioka clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Kiyota strikes out swinging. Iguchi flies out to second.
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Murphy on the mound for Lotte
Yamasaki walks. Ruiz walks, runners on first and second. Makida strikes out swinging. Shima hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Nakagawa strikes out swinging. Masuda hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa walks, bases loaded. Watanabe grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Nishioka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kiyota. Iguchi hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Saburo flies out to center. Imae hits a 2-run homer to left. Fukuura grounds out to second.
Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa flies out to center. Watanabe walks. Takasu hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Yamasaki strikes out looking. Ruiz walks, bases loaded. Makida strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Takasu walks. Yamasaki grounds into a double play. Ruiz walks. Makida walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Uchi in for Murphy.
Shima strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Imae hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Fukuura. Kim grounds out to short, runner on third. Omatsu walks, runners on first and third. Matoba grounds out to second.
Top of the 8th
Ruiz strikes out swinging. Makida grounds out to short. Shima hits a double to right. Nakagawa flies out to right.
Rakuten won the season series, 13-11-0.
The Marines are 3-2 over their last 5 games. ... The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games.
Uchi (LOT) got the win in relief and is now 1-0 this year. ... Kawai (RAK) took the loss and dropped to 3-7. This was his first start against Lotte this year.
Saburo (LOT) batted out of the 4-spot for the first time this season.
LOT: Saburo (19), Imae (9)