Seibu Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 14270 | Seibu leads series, 15-8-1 | Time: 2:59
Potential Starters: Takayuki Kishi (SEI) 9-6, 3.43 - Yasunori Kikuchi (RAK) 1-0, 3.60
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||1-for-4||1: 1B (CS), 3: F7, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||1-for-3||1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: F7|
|PH-RF||Takayama, Hisashi||1-for-2||8: 1B, 9: G6|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||0-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 3: HBP, 5: G6, 8: G6 (SB)|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G1, 3: f3, 6: HR|
|C||Sumitani, Ginjiro||0-for-1||8: F9|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Takeya||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: G5, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Brown, Dee||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G4, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Ishii, Yoshihito||1-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: G6, 6: F7|
|PH||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-1||8: F7|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-0||3: S1, 5: BB|
|1B||Goto, Taketoshi||0-for-2||7: F9, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Asamura, Hideto||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: HR, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: SO|
|Kishi, Takayuki, W||6||86||24||20||3||0||8||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||3.246|
|Osada, Shuichiro, H||2||37||9||9||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.306|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: G4|
|PH-LF||Hiraishi, Yosuke||0-for-1||7: G3|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: HBP, 5: SO, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-3||1: HBP, 3: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: HR|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||2-for-4||1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: F8, 8: G3|
|(LF-2B)||Masuda, Shintaro||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: SO, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Nakagawa, Taishi||0-for-4||2: F8, 4: SO, 7: f2, 9: G5|
|(2B-CF)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-4||3: G6, 4: G4, 7: 1B, 9: G4|
|Kikuchi, Yasunori, L||6||105||25||21||5||2||4||2||1||1||0||0||3||3||4.091|
Top of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kikuchi on the mound for Rakuten
Y. Ishii hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hosokawa. Asamura hits a 2-run homer. Kuriyama flies out to left. Oshima hits a single to right. Nakajima gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Fernandez fouls out to first.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kikuchi on the mound for Rakuten
Fernandez hits a solo homer. Nakamura grounds out to third. Brown grounds out to second. Y. Ishii flies out to left.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Katayama on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Hiraishi takes over in left; Masuda moves from left to second; Uchimura moves from second to center.
Takayama, pinch-hitting for Oshima hits a single to right. Nakajima grounds out to short, runner on first. Ginjiro flies out to right. Nakajima steals second. Nakamura hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Brown hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Sato enters the game as a pinch-runner for Brown. Hirao, pinch-hitting for Y. Ishii, flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Osada on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at third; Takayama takes over in right; Sato takes over in left.
Watanabe grounds out to second. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Yamasaki hits a solo homer. Makida hits a single to left. Shima grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Watanabe walks. Ruiz gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Yamasaki walks, bases loaded. Makida grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 4th
Yamasaki hits a single to right. Makida hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Shima hits a single to center, bases loaded. Masuda strikes out swinging. Nakagawa strikes out looking. Uchimura grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Hosokawa walks. Asamura walks, runners on first and second. Kuriyama flies out to left. Oshima flies out to left, runners on first and third. Nakajima grounds out to short.
Seibu won the season series, 15-8-1.
The Lions are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 78-65-1 (2nd place). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 62-79-3 (6th place).
Kishi (SEI) started his first game since 6/29 (vs Nippon Ham) and picked up his first victory since 6/22 (vs Rakuten). Kishi is now 10-6 this season and 3-0 with a 3.26 ERA in 6 starts against the Eagles. ... Kikuchi (RAK) record his first pro loss in his second career start (both starts have come against the Lions). Kikuchi is now 1-1 on the year.
SEI: Asamura (2), Fernandez (11)
RAK: Yamasaki (28)