Hanshin Tigers vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 25288 | Hanshin leads series, 16-8-0 | Time: 2:41
Potential Starters: Takumi Akiyama (HAN) 4-2, 3.47 - Hayato Terahara (YOK) 4-3, 3.67
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||1-for-4||1: G3, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 8: F6|
|(CF)||Hirano, Keiichi||0-for-2||1: G4, 4: S5, 6: F8|
|PH||Hiyama, Shinjiro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: G6, 6: 2B, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||0-for-4||2: G3, 4: G4, 6: F4, 8: F7|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||1-for-4||2: 1B, 5: F6, 6: F7, 9: SO|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-4||2: G4 (CS), 5: 2B, 7: G6, 9: f5|
|(RF)||Lin, Wei-Chu||1-for-4||3: F9, 5: G3, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-3||3: G3, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(P)||Akiyama, Takumi||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-0||5: BB|
|PH||Sekimoto, Kentaro||0-for-0||8: BB|
|Akiyama, Takumi, L||4||66||15||13||1||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.347|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 6th, 8th)
|(SS)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: f6, 5: G5, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Keijiro||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: HR, 6: 1B, 8: S1|
|(RF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-4||1: L6, 4: F6, 6: DP, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: G6, 6: G6, 8: DP|
|(1B)||Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: BB, 7: HR|
|(LF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||1-for-3||2: F7, 4: G6, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Castillo, Jose||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 1B, 7: F9|
|(C)||Takeyama, Shingo||0-for-2||3: L4, 5: G1, 7: S1|
|(P)||Takasaki, Kentaro||0-for-2||3: F9, 5: F9|
|PH||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||0-for-1||7: F8|
|Takasaki, Kentaro, W||7||95||26||23||4||0||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||7.800|
|Ushida, Shigeki, H||1||24||5||3||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.212|
|Yamaguchi, Shun, S||1||20||4||4||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.621|
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Akiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Matsumoto hits a solo homer. Uchikawa flies out to short. Murata grounds out to short. Tsutsugo walks. Shimozono grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kubota on the mound for Hanshin
Tsutsugo hits a solo homer. Shimozono hits a single to center. Castillo flies out to right. Takeyama hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kinjo, pinch-hitting for Takasaki, flies out to center.
Top of the 4th
Toritani hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hirano. Murton grounds out to short. Arai grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Brazell flies out to short. Jojima hits a double to left and advances to third on a throwing error (E7). Lin grounds out to first. Saka walks, runners on first and third. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Akiyama, walks, bases loaded. Toritani grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th
Castillo hits a single to center. Takeyama grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second. Takasaki flies out to right, runner on third. Ishikawa grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th
Hirano flies out to center. Murton hits a double to right. Arai flies out to second. Brazell flies out to left.
Top of the 8th
Sekimoto, pinch-hitting for Asai, walks. S. Fujikawa enters the game as a pinch-runner for Sekimoto. Toritani flies out to short. Hiyama, pinch-hitting for Kubota, walks, runners on first and second. Kano enters the game as a pinch-runner for Hiyama. Murton strikes out swinging. Arai flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th
Ishikawa hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Matsumoto. Uchikawa hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Murata grounds into a double play.
Top of the 9th
Brazell strikes out swinging. Jojima fouls out to third. Lin hits a single to center and advances to third on a fielding error (E8). Saka strikes out looking.
Hanshin won the season series, 16-8-0.
The Bay Stars stopped a 4-game slide and are now 48-95-1 (6th place). ... The Tigers 4-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 78-63-3 (3rd place).
Takasaki (YOK) started his second game of the year and picked up his first victory of the year. Takasaki is now 1-1 in 2 starts; he also appeared in 5 games in relief without any decisions. Yamaguchi (YOK) notched his 30th save of the year. ... Akiyama (HAN) dropped his second start in a row and is now 4-3.
Tsutsugo's (YOK) homer in the 7th off Kubota (HAN) was the first of his pro career. The homer came in his 10th trip to the plate.
YOK: Matsumoto (2), Tsutsugo (1)