Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ QVC Marine Field - 18:15
Announced Starters: Brian Wolfe (HAM) 2-2, 1.59 - Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT) 1-1, 2.84
Attendance: 6849 | Nippon Ham leads series, 6-2-0 | Time: 1:29
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Itoi, Yoshio||3-for-3||1: 1B (CS), 3: 1B, 5: 2B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: F9, 5: G5|
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-3||1: 1B, 4: G6, 5: F8|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-2||1: F7, 4: G5|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-2||2: f7, 4: 1B (BrO)|
|(CF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-2||2: G5, 4: 2B|
|(DH)||Hoffpauir, Micah||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 5: HR|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2||3: G5, 5: f2|
|(SS)||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: E5|
|Wolfe, Brian, L||22/3||54||17||15||8||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||4||4||2.613|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B (SB), 2: 1B (SB), 4: G6|
|(SS)||Nemoto, Shunichi||0-for-2||1: G6, 2: BB, 4: SO|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: G5, 4: BB|
|(DH)||Omura, Saburo||1-for-2, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G6, 4: BB|
|(LF)||Kakunaka, Katsuya||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: 2B, 4: SO|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-2, 1 RBI||1: S8, 3: G6, 5: 2B|
|(1B)||Fukuura, Kazuya||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: SO|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||1-for-2||2: F9, 3: 1B|
|(RF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||0-for-2||2: G6, 3: G5|
|Watanabe, Shunsuke, W||5||58||21||21||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.625|
The game was called nine minutes into the third delay. The other two delays: fifteen minutes after the 2nd inning and thirty-three minutes after the top of the 5th inning). ... Kakunaka appeared on the field wearing a wrestling mask and Kiyota's uniform and performed head slides on the tarp. He was later joined by the "real" Kiyota.
HR: HAM: Hoffpauir (3, none on, off S. Watanabe).
Nippon Ham: Wolfe lost his second straight start and dropped to 2-3 in six starts. ... Tanaka played in his 1,000th career game.
Lotte: S. Watanabe won his second straight start and improved to 2-1 in four starts. This was his first his twenty-eighth complete game victory of his career. ... Iguchi's hit in the 1st inning was his first hit in sixteen trips to the plate.