Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Chunichi Dragons @ Nagoya Dome - 18:00
Potential Starters: Yasunori Kikuchi (RAK) 0-1, 7.71 - Kazuki Yoshimi (CHU) 2-1, 1.32
Attendance: 36346 | Chunichi leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:17
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 3rd, 8th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: L6, 5: SO, 8: L3|
|(SS)||Matsui, Kazuo||0-for-1||1: G3|
|PH-LF||Yokogawa, Fuminori||2-for-3, 1 R||4: 1B, 6: F3, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3||1: G4, 4: F9, 6: G3|
|3B||Nishimura, Wataru||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-2||2: F6, 4: 1B|
|PR-2B||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-2||6: G3, 9: F6|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-2, 1 RBI||2: G4, 4: 1B|
|P||Katayama, Hiroshi||0-for-1||7: G1|
|PH||Shiokawa, Tatsuya||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: G4, 7: G6|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||3: 1B (CS), 5: SO, 7: G5|
|(LF-1B)||Ohiro, Shoji||1-for-2||3: F6, 5: 1B, 8: HBP (BrO)|
|PH-SS||Masuda, Shintaro||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, L||2||59||14||10||5||0||4||3||0||1||0||0||5||5||6.457|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 8th)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 1: BB, 3: SO, 4: F9, 7: G1|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: S2, 1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: F8|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 2: F9, 3: S7, 5: G6, 7: F6|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 2: SO, 3: F7, 5: BB, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-3, 2 R||1: BB, 2: SO, 4: BB, 5: F7, 8: F3|
|(CF)||Hirata, Ryosuke||4-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Guzman, Joel||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 3: BB, 4: 1B, 6: L5, 8: DP|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: BB, 4: F7, 6: SO|
|(P)||Yoshimi, Kazuki||1-for-2, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: BB, 4: S1, 6: SO|
|Yoshimi, Kazuki, W||7||102||25||25||5||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.311|
Bottom of the 1st - 5 runs, 5 hits
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Araki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ibata. Morino walks, runners on first and second. Wada hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Blanco walks, bases loaded. Hirata hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Guzman strikes out swinging. Tanishige hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Yoshimi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Araki walks, bases loaded. Ibata strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kikuchi on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Masuda takes over at short.
Hirata hits a double to center. Guzman walks, runners on first and second. Tanishige walks, bases loaded. Yoshimi walks in a run, bases loaded. Araki strikes out swinging. Ibata hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Morino hits a sac fly, runners on first and second. Wada flies out to left.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Yoshimi on the mound for Chunichi
Hijirisawa lines out to short. Yokogawa, pinch-hitting for Kikuchi, hits a single to center. Kusano flies out to right. Yamasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Uchimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Takasu hits an RBI single, runners on first and third. Teppei grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Katayama on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: Yokogawa takes over in left; Uchimura takes over at second; Ohiro moves from left to first.
Blanco walks. Hirata hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Guzman hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Tanishige flies out to left. Yoshimi hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Araki flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th
Arime on the mound for Rakuten
Wada hits a single to center and gets replaced by a pinch-runner Hidenori. Blanco flies out to first. Hirata walks, runners on first and second. Guzman hits into a 5-4-3 double play.
Top of the 9th
Mise on the mound for Chunichi
Defensive changes: T. Donoue takes over in right; T. Iwasaki takes over at third; Fujii takes over in center; Morino moves from third to first; Hidenori takes over in left.
Yokogawa hits a single to left. Nishimura grounds out to short, runner on third. Uchimura flies out to short. Shiokawa, pinch-hitting for Arime, grounds out to short.
The Dragons invited around 100 kids and their families, survivors of the earthquake / tsunami currently taking refuge in Nagoya, to the game today. One kid from the group also got the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Rakuten: This was Koyama's first start since 8/31/2000.
Chunichi: The Dragons sent 11 batters to the plate in the 1st inning. ... Hirata recorded his first 4-hit game of his pro career. ... Araki has hit safely in 12 straight.