Yomiuri Giants vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:30
Possible Starters: Dennis Houlton (YOM) 12-8, 2.45 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 10-9, 2.66
Attendance: 36942 | Yomiuri leads series, 2-1-0 | Time: 4:04
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 4th, 5th)
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: 1B (SB), 5: DP, 7: SO, 9: f9|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||3-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 3: BB, 5: 1B (SB), 8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: F8, 5: G4|
|C||Sanematsu, Kazunari||1-for-2||8: 1B, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||0-for-3||2: G3, 4: BB, 6: SO, 8: f5|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: HBP, 6: F6, 8: G1|
|(1B)||Bowker, John||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: DP, 6: G6|
|PH-1B||Ishii, Yoshihito||1-for-1, 1 RBI||8: 1B|
|(LF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4, 1 R||3: G1, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 8: F7|
|(2B)||Terauchi, Takayuki||1-for-3||3: L1, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|PH||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||9: G5|
|Houlton, Dennis, L||22/3||73||15||12||5||1||1||3||0||0||0||0||5||5||16.875|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)
|(CF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 2: F9, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: S1|
|(2B)||Imanami, Takahiro||1-for-4||1: F6, 3: F9, 4: 1B, 6: S2, 8: G3|
|(RF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4, 1 R||1: F7, 3: BB (SB), 4: DP, 6: G3, 8: 2B|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 3: BB, 5: L5, 6: 1B, 8: F6|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: HR, 3: 2B (BrO), 5: f5, 6: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(1B)||Hoffpauir, Micah||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: F7|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||2-for-3||2: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: G4, 5: F8|
|SS||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-1, 1 R||8: E6|
|Wolfe, Brian, W||5||93||22||18||5||0||3||3||1||0||1||0||2||2||3.600|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||1||17||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||9.000|
5th inning: Kamei hits a single to center; Terauchi hits a single to center, runners on first and third; Chono hits into a double play, a run scores; Matsumoto hits a single to center and steals second; Sakamoto hits an RBI single to left, runner on first; Sakamoto advances to second on a passed ball; Abe grounds out to second.
8th inning: Masui relieves Ishii; T. Matsumoto hits a single to left; Sakamoto hits a single to left, runners on first and second; Sanematsu hits a single to left, bases loaded; Y. Takahashi pops out to third in foul territory; Murata grounds out to the pitcher, bases loaded; Ishii, pinch-hitting for Bowker, hits an RBI infield single, bases loaded; Kamei flies out to left.
2nd inning: Nakata strikes out swinging; Inaba hits a solo home run to right-center; Koyano flies out to left; Hoffpauir walks; Ono hits a single to right, runners on first and third; M. Kaneko hits an RBI infield single; Yoh flies out to right.
3rd inning: Imanami flies out to right; Itoi walks and steals second; Nakata walks, runners on first and second; Inaba hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third; Koyano hits an RBI single to center, Inaba gets thrown out at home, runner on second; Y. Takagi relieves Houlton; Hoffpauir hits an RBI single to right, runner on first; Ono walks, runners on first and second; M. Kaneko grounds out to second.
6th inning: Yoh hits a single to center; Imanami hits a sac bunt, runner on second; K. Takagi relieves Koyama; Itoi grounds out to first, runner on third; run scores on a wild pitch; Nakata hits a single to right; Inaba strikes out swinging.
8th inning: Iiyama reaches on a throwing E6; Yoh hits a sac bunt, runner on second; Imanami grounds out to first, runner on third; run scores on a wild pitch; Itoi hits a double to center; Nakata pops out to short.
Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)
Yomiuri: runner on first and third with two out in the top of the 3rd; runners on first and second with one out in the top of the 4th; runners on first and second in the top of the 9th with two out.
Nippon Ham: bases loaded with two out in the bottom of the 5th.
Yu Darvish was a guest commentator for TV Asahi's broadcast.
Yomiuri leads series, 2-1.
HR: HAM: Inaba (1, none on, off Houlton).
Game Hero: Atsunori Inaba
Yomiuri: The Giants four-game Nippon Series winning streak came to an end. ... Houlton took the loss. ... T. Matsumoto and Skamoto each collected three hits. ... Abe was removed from the game on defense in the bottom of the 5th after he tweaked his right ankle while running out a grounder to second in the 5th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/30/2012
Nippon Ham: The Fighters stopped a four-game Nippon Series losing streak. ... Wolfe got the win. ... Every player in the starting line-up collected at least one hit.