Hanshin Tigers vs Yakult Swallows @ Jingu Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 27955 | Hanshin leads series, 15-9-0 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Atsushi Nomi (HAN) 7-0, 2.35 - Masato Nakazawa (YAK) 7-8, 5.01
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 6th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 2: SO, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 2: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: DP, 2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 8: F9, 9: 2B|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: BB, 2: 1B, 3: F4, 5: G4, 8: F7, 9: 2B|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: G4, 2: HR, 4: SO|
|RF||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-2, 1 R||6: E1, 8: 1B|
|PH-LF||Kano, Keisuke||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI||2: HBP, 2: G3, 4: HR, 6: DP, 8: HR|
|1B||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||4-for-5, 2 R||2: 1B, 3: 1B, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: f3, 4: G5, 6: F9, 8: F9|
|(P)||Nomi, Atsushi||0-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 3: S1, 5: SO|
|PH||Sakurai, Kodai||0-for-1||7: F9|
|PH-RF||Asai, Ryo||0-for-1||9: f5|
|Nomi, Atsushi, W||5||73||22||19||5||0||2||1||1||0||0||0||4||3||2.599|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th, 8th)
|(CF)||Aoki, Norichika||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G1, 3: S7, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: F9|
|(LF)||Fukuchi, Kazuki||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: SO, 5: F3, 8: DP|
|(1B)||D'Antona, Jamie||1-for-4||2: F8, 4: F9, 5: SO, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Iihara, Yasushi||0-for-4||2: G4, 4: F8, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Hiroyasu||1-for-4, 1 R||2: F8, 5: 1B, 6: G4, 9: G1|
|(SS)||Morioka, Ryosuke||1-for-3, 2 R||3: HBP, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 9: G4|
|(C)||Fukukawa, Masakazu||2-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: HBP|
|PH||Noguchi, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||3: F9|
|PH||Kawamoto, Ryohei||0-for-1||5: F7|
|PH||Matsumoto, Yuichi||0-for-1||7: G6|
|P||De La Cruz, Eulo||0-for-0|
|RF||Takeuchi, Shinichi||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Nakazawa, Masato, L||1 2/3||50||14||10||6||1||2||3||1||0||0||0||9||9||5.684|
|Hashimoto, Yoshitaka||1 1/3||36||8||6||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||2||2||5.684|
|De La Cruz, Eulo||1||18||6||6||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||7.839|
Top of the 2nd - 9 runs, 6 hits
Nakazawa on the mound for Yakult
Arai walks. Kanemoto grounds out to second, runner on first. Brazell gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Jojima hits a single to right, bases loaded. S. Fujikawa hits an RBI single to center, bases loaded. Nomi walks in a run, bases loaded. Toritani strikes out swinging. Hirano hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Murton hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Arai hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kanemoto hits a 3-run homer.
Pitching change: Hashimoto in for Nakazawa.
Brazell grounds out to first.
Top of the 3rd - 2 run, 3 hits
Hashimoto on the mound for Yakult
Jojima hits a single to right. S. Fujikawa fouls out to first. Nomi hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Toritani hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Hirano hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Murton walks, runners on first and second. Arai flies out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 0 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Morioka gets hit by a pitch. Fukukawa walks, runners on first and second. Noguchi, pinch-hitting for Hashimoto, flies out to right, runners on first and third. Aoki hits a sac fly to left, runner on first. Fukuchi grounds out to third.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Masubuchi on the mound for Yakult
Kanemoto strikes out swinging. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima flies out to right. S. Fujikawa grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Nomi on the mound for Hanshin
Tanaka hits a single to right. Morioka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Fukukawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Kawamoto, pinch-hitting for Masubuchi, flies out to left. Aoki hits a single to center and a run scores on a throwing error (E7), runners on first and second. Fukuchi hits an RBI single to left, runners advance to second and third on throwing error (E7). Hatakeyama flies out to first. D'Antona strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 2 runs, 3 hits
De La Cruz on the mound for Yakult
Murton flies out to right. Arai flies out to left. Lin hits a single to left. Brazell hits a 2-run homer. Jojima hits a single to left and gets replaced by pinch-runner Komiyama. S. Fujikawa flies out to right.
Top of the 9th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Watanabe on the mound for Yakult
Asai, pinch-hitting for Messenger, fouls out to third. Toritani flies out to center. Hirano hits a single to left. Murton hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. Arai hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Kano, pinch-hitting for Lin, hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on the throw. Saka grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Nomi strikes out swinging. Toritani walks. Hirano flies out to left. Murton hits a single to right, runner on first and third. Arai grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 9th
Tanaka grounds out to the pitcher. Morioka grounds out to second. Fukukawa gets hit by a pitch. Takeuchi hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Aoki flies out to right.
Hanshin won the season series, 13-10-1.
The Tigers won their 3rd game in a row and are now 77-62-3 (2nd place). ... The Swallows' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 70-67-4 (4th place).
Nomi (HAN) got the win and improved to 8-0 on the year. This was Nomi's first start against the Swallows this year. ... Nakazawa (YAK) took the loss and is now 7-9. Nakazawa is now 0-3 in 5 starts since his last victory on 8/7 (vs Yokohama). Against the Tigers this season, Nakazawa is now 0-3 in 3 starts with a 9.69 ERA.
Murton (HAN) was presented with flowers when he collected his 211th hit of the season in the 2nd inning, breaking Ichiro's single season record of 210 hits.
HAN: Kanemoto (16), Brazell (46, 47)