Chunichi Dragons vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:00
Possible Starters: Kenshin Kawakami (CHU) 3-1, 2.83 - Dennis Houlton (YOM) 12-8, 2.45
Attendance: 39135 | Chunichi leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:40
Hitting (LOB: 13, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 2: G4, 4: F9, 6: HR, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Araki, Masahiro||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: F4, 2: F5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G5|
|(SS)||Ibata, Hirokazu||0-for-2||1: BB, 2: F9, 4: BB, 6: BB, 8: G6|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 2B, 4: F5, 6: BB, 9: F3|
|(1B)||Blanco, Tony||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: G6, 5: F7, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|PR-LF||Kuramoto, Hidenori||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(RF)||Hirata, Ryosuke||2-for-5, 1 R||2: 2B, 3: F7, 5: G6, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Morino, Masahiko||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F9, 5: BB, 7: G4, 9: BB|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||0-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: SO, 5: F7, 7: G5, 9: S9|
|(P)||Ito, Junki||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 7: SO|
|PH||Donoue, Takehiro||0-for-1||9: G4|
|Ito, Junki, W||72/3||111||27||26||4||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.348|
|Asao, Takuya, H||1/3||11||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Yamai, Daisuke, S||1||13||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 7th)
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Fujimura, Daisuke||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: SO, 6: G4|
|PH||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-1||8: L6|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 4: G4, 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: DP, 9: f7|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-4||2: F8, 5: G4, 8: G6, 9: F9|
|(1B)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G1, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-2||2: F8, 5: SO, 8: BB|
|(P)||Houlton, Dennis||0-for-1||3: G4|
|PH-2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-2||6: SO, 8: G1|
|Houlton, Dennis, L||32/3||84||20||18||7||0||3||2||0||0||1||0||3||3||7.364|
2nd inning: Hirata hits a double to right; Morino hits a single to right, runners on first and third; Tanishige walks, bases loaded; Ito hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded; Oshima drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third; Araki flies out to third; Ibata flies out to right.
4th inning: Tanishige strikes out looking; Ito hits a single to right and advance to second on a wild pitch; Oshima flies out to right; Araki hits an RBI single to right, runner on first; Koyama relieves Houlton; Ibata walks, runners on first and second; Wada flies out to third.
6th inning: Ito strikes out swinging: Oshima hits a solo home run to right; Araki hits an infield single; Ibata walks, runners on first and second; Wada walks, bases loaded; Blanco strikes out swinging; Hirata strikes out swinging.
9th inning: Nishimura relieves Y. Takagi; Wada flies out to first; Blanco hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Hidenori; Hirata hits a single to center, runners on first and second; Morino walks, bases loaded; Tanishige hits a sac fly to right; runners on first and third; T. Donoue, pinch-hitting for Asao, grounds out to second.
1st inning: Chono hits a single to center; Fujimura flies out to left; Sakamoto hits an RBI double to right; Abe strikes out swinging; Y. Takahashi strikes out looking.
8th inning: Murata grounds out to short; Kamei hits an infield single; T. Matsuamoto walks, runners on first and second; Furuki grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third; Asao relieves Ito; Chono hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third; Ishii, pinch-hitting for Y. Takagi, lines out to short.
Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)
Chunichi: runners on first and second with one out in the top of the 1st; runner on third with one out in the top of the 3rd.
Chunichi leads series, 2-1.
HR: CHU: Oshima (1, none on, off Koyama).
Game Hero: Junki Ito.
Chunichi: Ito got the win and Yamai the save. Ito retired eighteen consecutive batters after giving up a one out RBI double in the 1st. ... Asao and Yamai have pitched in all five Climax Series games (three against Yakult and two against Yomiuri) so far. ... The Chunichi pitching staff gave up more than one run in a Climax Series game for the first time this year.
Yomiuri: The Giants have dropped their last three Climax Series games. ... Houlton took the loss. ... When Oshima's grounder got stuck in Houlton's glove in the 1st inning, he threw the ball and glove over to first.