Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 46920 | Series tied, 12-12-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) 5-12, 5.27 - Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 5-0, 2.55
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 5th)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: F4, 7: G5, 9: F9|
|(RF)||Yano, Kenji||0-for-3||1: S1, 3: G3, 5: F8, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-3||1: G6, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: f3|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-4||2: G3, 3: L3, 5: DP, 8: G6|
|(CF-RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-4||2: F2, 4: 1B, 6: G4, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||1-for-2||2: HBP, 4: 1B, 6: G3|
|PH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: F8|
|(P)||Gonzalez, Dicky||0-for-1||3: G3|
|PH||Omichi, Noriyoshi||0-for-1||4: SO|
|PH-CF||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-2||7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|Gonzalez, Dicky, L||2 2/3||40||13||11||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||3||3||5.372|
|Asai, Hideki||1 2/3||31||8||7||2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.285|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: S7, 5: G5, 7: G5|
|(CF-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G6, 3: HBP, 5: G6, 7: G3|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||2-for-4||1: F7, 3: 1B, 5: E6, 7: 1B (SB)|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: G4, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-2||2: SO, 3: BB, 6: 1B|
|CF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||7: G6|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||0-for-4||2: L6, 3: G1, 6: E5, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Sekimoto, Kentaro||2-for-4, 1 R||3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: L6, 8: 2B|
|(2B)||Saka, Katsuhiko||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: 3B, 4: G4, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(P)||Nomi, Atsushi||0-for-2||3: G3, 4: SO|
|PH||Lin, Wei-Chu||0-for-1||6: F8|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-1||8: F6|
|Nomi, Atsushi, W||6||83||26||22||6||0||3||2||1||1||0||0||1||1||2.440|
|Kubota, Tomoyuki, H||2||26||7||7||1||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||3.245|
|Fujikawa, Kyuji, S||1||20||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.659|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Gonzalez grounds out to first. Sakamoto hits an infield single. Yano grounds out to first, runner on second. Ogasawara walks, runners on first and second. Ramirez hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Abe lines out to first.
Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Gonzalez on the mound for Yomiuri
Sekimoto hits a single to right. Saka hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Nomi grounds out to first. Murton hits a sac fly to left. Hirano gets hit by a pitch. Toritani hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Arai hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Takagi in for Gonzalez.
Kanemoto walks, bases loaded. Jojima grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 1st
Sakamoto walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yano. Ogasawara grounds out to short, runner on third. Ramirez strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th
Chono hits a single to center. Furuki hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Wakiya strikes out swinging. Omichi, pinch-hitting for Takagi, strikes out swinging. Sakamoto flies out to second.
Top of the 5th
Yano flies out to center. Ogasawara hits a single to right. Ramirez hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Abe grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th
Kanemoto hits a single to right and is replaced by a pinch-runner Uemoto. Jojima reaches on a fielding error (E5), runners on first and second. Sekimoto lines out to short. Saka flies out to center. Lin, pinch-hitting for Nomi, flies out to center.
Top of the 7th
Matsumoto, pinch-hitting for Tono, hits a single to left. Sakamoto grounds out to third, runner on first. Yano strikes out looking. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Ogasawara fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
Murton grounds out to third. Hirano grounds out to first. Toritani hits a single to left and steals second. Arai walks, runners on first and second. S. Fujikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Jojima strikes out swinging. Sekimoto hits a double to center. Saka strikes out looking. Hiyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kubota.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Asai.
Hiyama flies out to short.
The season series ends in a 12-12 tie.
The Tigers are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 74-60-3 (2nd place). ... The Giants are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 76-63-1 (3rd place).
Nomi (HAN) got the win and is now 6-0 in 9 starts this year. He's also 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA in 5 starts against the Giants this season. Fujikawa (HAN) saved his 28th game of the year. ... Gonzalez (YOM) lost his third straight start and dropped to 5-13 on the year. Gonzalez has actually pitched decently against the Tigers this (5 G, 2.96 ERA) but doesn't have the record to show for it (1-2).
Saka's (HAN) triple in the 3rd inning was originally ruled a home run. It was later overturned (to a triple) by the umps after they checked the video replays.