Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:10
Possible Starters: Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 14-5, 1.71 - Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 15-6, 1.98
Attendance: 44981 | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:13
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: F6, 6: F7, 9: HR|
|(2B)||Sugiya, Kenshi||1-for-2||1: HBP (CS), 4: 1B, 6: G6|
|2B||Nishikawa, Haruki||0-for-1||9: F7|
|(RF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: G6, 7: F6, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: HBP, 7: SO, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-3||2: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G5|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-2||3: G4, 5: SO|
|PH||Kondo, Kensuke||0-for-1||8: G4|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: F8|
|PH-C||Ono, Shota||0-for-1||8: F9|
|(P)||Yoshikawa, Mitsuo||0-for-1||3: SO|
|PH||Ugumori, Atsushi||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH||Hoffpauir, Micah||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L||4||76||18||18||7||1||6||0||0||0||0||0||4||4||9.000|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF-RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||2-for-5||1: 1B (SB), 3: G6, 5: G6, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Terauchi, Takayuki||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: 2B, 6: F4|
|PH-2B||Fujimura, Daisuke||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||2-for-4, 3 R||1: F7, 4: 2B, 5: BB, 7: 2B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G3, 4: 1B, 5: 2B, 7: F8, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: SO, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|PR-CF||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||0-for-1, 1 R||7: (SB), 8: F3|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: SO, 5: BB, 7: L6|
|(RF-LF)||Yano, Kenji||2-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: F9, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Bowker, John||2-for-4, 1 R, 5 RBI||2: DP, 4: HR, 5: SO, 7: 2B|
|(P)||Utsumi, Tetsuya||0-for-3||3: G4, 4: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Tani, Yoshitomo||0-for-1||7: F3|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, W||7||104||24||22||2||0||8||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
9th inning: Gonzalez relieves Fukuda; Yoh hits a solo homer to right; Nishikawa flies out to left; Itoi walks; Nakata strikes out swinging; Inaba grounds out to short.
4th inning: Sakamoto hits a double to left; Abe hits an RBI single to center, runner on first; Takahashi strikes out swinging; Murata strikes out swinging; Yano hits a single to right, runners on first and second; Bowker hits a three-run home run to right; Utsumi strikes out looking.
5th inning: Molleken relieves Yoshikawa; Terauchi hits a double to left; Sakamoto walks, runners on first and second; Abe hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third; Y. Takahashi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third; Moriuchi relieves Molleken; Murata walks, bases loaded; Yano flies out to right; Bowker strikes out swinging.
7th inning: Miyanishi relieves Moriuchi; Sakamoto hits a double to center; Abe flies out to center; Y. Takahashi hits a single to center, runners on first and third; T. Matsumoto enters the game as a pinch-runner for Y. Takahashi; Murata lines out to short; T. Matsumoto steals second, runners on second and third; Yano walks; Bowker hits a two-run double to right, runners on second and third; Tani, pinch-hitting for Utsumi, flies out to first.
Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)
Nippon Ham: runners on first and second with no out in the top of the 5th.
Yomiuri: runner on second with one out in the bottom of the 1st; runners on first and third and one out in the bottom of the 2nd; runners on first and second with two out in the bottom of the 8th.
Yomiuri leads series, 1-0.
The Tokyo Kitasuna Little League team participated in the ceremonial first pitch. Kotaro Kiyomiya threw out the first pitch. Source: Sanspo 10/27/2012 ... Singer Yumiko Samejima sang the national anthem. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2012
HR: HAM: Yoh (1, none on, off Gonzalez). YOM: Bowker (1, two on, off Yoshikawa).
Game Hero: John Bowker, Tetsuya Utsumi.
Nippon Ham: The Fighters have dropped their last three Nippon Series game (all vs Yomiuri). ... Yoshikawa took the loss. ... Kondo became the first rookie position player out of high school in franchise history to play in a Nippon Series game. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2012
Yomiuri: Utsumi got the win. ... Every position player in the starting line-up had at least one hit. ... Bowker's was one away from tying the NPB record for RBIs in a game. ... Murata collected a hit in his very first Nippon Series trip to the plate.