Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 43564 | Yomiuri leads series, 18-6-0 | Time: 2:31
Potential Starters: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 15-7, 2.16 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 11-8, 4.35
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Soyogi, Eishin||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 4: F8, 6: 1B (CS), 9: 2B|
|(2B)||Kimura, Shogo||1-for-4||1: 1B (CS), 4: G6, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Iwamoto, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: G1, 7: F8, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Kurihara, Kenta||1-for-4||2: F9, 5: F7, 7: f3, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Shima, Shigenobu||0-for-3||2: F7, 5: F5, 8: F9|
|PH||Huber, Justin||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(CF)||Hirose, Jun||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: 2B, 8: G5|
|(3B)||Ishii, Takuro||0-for-2||3: f5, 5: F9, 8: BB|
|(C)||Ishihara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-3||3: SO, 6: F4, 8: F9|
|(P)||Maeda, Kenta||0-for-2||3: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Amaya, Soichiro||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Maeda, Kenta, L||7||109||26||25||4||1||8||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||2.212|
Hitting (LOB: 2, DP: 0)
|(CF-LF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|(3B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-4||1: F7, 3: SO, 6: F7, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||0-for-3||1: F9, 4: F7, 7: F9|
|(LF)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: F8, 7: 1B|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-2, 1 R||2: F7, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||2-for-3, 2 RBI||2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: SO, 7: F8|
|(P)||Tono, Shun||0-for-2||3: G1, 6: SO|
|PH-CF||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Tono, Shun, W||8||114||26||25||3||0||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.268|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, S||1/3||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.068|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Ramirez flies out to center. Abe hits a solo homer. Sakamoto flies out to left. Takahashi hits a single to left. Furuki grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
K. Maeda on the mound for Hiroshima
Ogasawara flies out to right. Ramirez strikes out swinging. Abe hits a single to right. Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second. Takahashi clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, Takahashi to second on throw. Furuki flies out to center.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kroon the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Chono moves from center to left; Matsumoto takes over in center.
Amaya, pinch-hitting for Yokoyama, strikes out swinging. Soyogi hits a double to center. Kimura strikes out swinging. Iwamoto hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kurihara hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamaguchi in for Kroon.
Akamatsu enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kurihara. Huber, pinch-hitting for Shima, grounds out to third.
Top of the 5th
Kurihara flies out to left. Shima flies out to third. Hirose hits a double to left. Ishii flies out to right.
Yomiuri won the season series, 18-6-0.
The Giants won their 3rd game in a row and are now 79-63-1 (2nd place). ... The Carp dropped their 4th game in a row and are now 57-84-2 (5th place).
Tono got his first win since 8/5 (vs Hanshin) and is now 13-8. Tono had gone 0-5 in between victories (a span of 6 starts and 1 relief appearance). He's also 4-0 with a 3.14 ERA in 5 starts against the Hiroshima Carp. Yamaguchi (YOM) saved his 5th game of the year. ... K. Maeda (HIR) took the loss and is now 15-8. Against the Giants this year, he's 4-4 with a 4.12 ERA in 6 starts.
Sakamoto (YOM) hit a ball down the left field line in the 7th inning with a runner on first and 2 outs that was initially called a home run, but then reversed to a foul call after umps checked the replays.
YOM: Abe (44)