Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 16617 | Hanshin leads series, 16-7-0 | Time: 2:40
Potential Starters: Yasutomo Kubo (HAN) 13-5, 3.40 - Shigeru Kaga (YOK) 3-11, 3.63
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 4th, 9th)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||3-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(CF-RF)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 3: F8, 5: G5, 8: G3|
|(RF-LF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: F8, 5: F8, 8: G5|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-3||1: F7, 4: DP, 6: SO|
|CF||Fujikawa, Shunsuke||0-for-1||8: G4|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: F7, 9: 1B|
|PR||Maeda, Yamato||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: f2, 5: 1B, 7: f5, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Saka, Katsuhiko||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: G3, 5: 2B, 7: F7, 9: S8|
|(P)||Kubo, Yasutomo||0-for-4||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: DP|
|Kubo, Yasutomo, W||9||112||30||29||4||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.247|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 6: G4, 9: F7|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Keijiro||1-for-3||1: L1, 4: BB (BrO), 7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-4||1: G1, 4: L3, 7: G4, 9: G5|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-3||2: 1B, 5: F4, 7: G4|
|(1B)||Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo||0-for-3||2: G3, 5: f2, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-3||3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F7|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-2||3: G4, 6: L6|
|PH||Kajitani, Takayuki||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(P)||Kaga, Shigeru||0-for-1||3: G6|
|PH||Kita, Atsushi||0-for-1||6: SO|
|PH||Fujita, Kazuya||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Kaga, Shigeru, L||6||90||24||22||6||0||5||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||3.662|
|Kuwahara, Kentaro||1 2/3||16||6||6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||6.120|
|Ota, Atori||1 1/3||17||5||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||6.511|
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Kaga on the mound for Yokohama
Brazell hits a double to left. Jojima hits an RBI single to right and advances to second on the throw. Saka hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Kubo strikes out swinging. Toritani clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Hirano grounds out to third, runner on first. Murton flies out to center.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kuwahara on the mound for Yokohama
Toritani hits an infield single. Hirano fails to advance the runner on a sac bunt, runner on first. Murton grounds out to third, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kizuka in for Kuwahara.
Arai hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Atori in for Kizuka.
S. Fujikawa grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Atori on the mound for Yokohama
Brazell hits a single to center and is replaced by pinch-runner Yamato. Jojima hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Saka hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Kubo fails on a sac bunt attempt and hits into a double play.
Top of the 1st
Toritani hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton walks, runners on first and second. Arai flies out to right, runners on first and third. Kanemoto flies out to left.
Bottom of the 9th
Kajitani, pinch-hitting for Takeyama, strikes out swinging. Fujita, pinch-hitting for Atori, hits a single to right. Ishikawa flies out to left. Matsumoto hits single to right, runners on first and second. Uchikawa grounds out to third.
The Tigers won their 4th straight game and are now 78-62-3 (2nd place). ... The Bay Stars lost their 4th straight game and are now 47-95-1 (6th place).
Kubo (HAN) got the win and is now 14-5. Kubo also improved to 4-0 in 6 starts with a 2.25 ERA against the Bay Stars this year. ... Kaga (YOK) took the loss and dropped to 3-12. And despite owing a 2.88 ERA in 3 starts and 2 relief appearances against the Tigers this season, Kaga does not have a single win and is 0-3.
This was Kizuka's (YOK) last game of his career.
Kubo (HAN) tossed his first shutout of the year and is also the first Tiger to reach 200 innings (202.1) since Kei Igawa in 2006.