Chiba Lotte Marines vs Fukuoka Softbank Hawks @ Yahoo Dome - 18:00
Announced Starters: Seth Greisinger (LOT) 6-6, 3.01 - Hiroki Yamada (SOF) 6-7, 3.17
Attendance: 37135 | Lotte leads series, 9-5-2 | Time: 2:49
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd, 8th, 9th)
|(CF-RF)||Ogino, Takashi||0-for-3||1: F8, 3: BB, 5: F9, 7: BB, 9: L4|
|(SS)||Nemoto, Shunichi||0-for-3||1: F9, 3: S1, 6: F7, 7: F9|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: HBP, 6: SO, 8: G3|
|(DH)||Whitesell, Josh||2-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: DP, 6: BB, 8: 2B|
|PR-DH||Hayasaka, Keisuke||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(RF-LF)||Kakunaka, Katsuya||1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: HR, 4: F7, 6: BB, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Omura, Saburo||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: SO, 6: L3, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Aono, Takeshi||0-for-2||2: S1, 4: SO, 7: F8|
|PH-1B||Fukuura, Kazuya||0-for-1||8: DP|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: G5, 7: F9, 9: 1B (BrO)|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: L4, 7: 2B, 9: S1|
|Greisinger, Seth, W||9||107||30||28||4||0||5||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||2.846|
Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 8th)
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: F9, 6: G3, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Akashi, Kenji||1-for-3||1: S3, 3: SO, 6: F8, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S8, 4: G5, 7: F8, 9: F4|
|(DH)||Pena, Wily Mo||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: F8, 7: L6|
|(RF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||1-for-3||2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 7: F6|
|(1B)||Allen, Brandon||1-for-3||2: f5, 5: SO, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Yanagita, Yuki||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 8: DP|
|(SS)||Imamiya, Kenta||0-for-3||2: G4, 5: F7, 8: G4|
|(C)||Takaya, Hiroaki||0-for-3||3: G1, 6: G4, 9: G6|
|Yamada, Hiroki, L||7||127||29||21||3||1||6||5||1||2||0||0||2||2||3.134|
An elementary school kid from Kessennuma, Miyagi threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
HR: LOT: Kakunaka (3, one on, off Yamada).
Lotte: The Marines stopped a two-game losing streak. They also snapped a three-game losing streak at Yahoo Dome. ... Greisinger got the win and is 7-6 in seventeen starts. He also stopped a personal five-game losing streak with his first victory in eight starts since his last win on June 6 (vs Yokohama). This was his first complete game since he tossed a complete game shutout against the Yakult Swallows on April 21, 2009 (and fifth complete game of his NPB career). ... Kakunaka's home run in the 2nd was his first since June 16 (vs Hanshin). It was also his first career home run away from QVC Marine. ... T. Ogino's hitting streak ended at ten.
Softbank: Yamada took the loss and is 6-8 in eighteen starts. He is 0-3 in six starts since his last victory on June 22 (vs Nippon Ham).