Yomiuri Giants vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:30
Posstible Starters: Tetsuya Utsumi (YOM) 15-6, 1.98 - Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 14-5, 1.71
Attendance: 40579 | Yomiuri leads series, 3-2-0 | Time: 3:52
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Chono, Hisayoshi||1-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: 1B, 4: F1, 5: HBP|
|PR-LF||Suzuki, Takahiro||1-for-2, 1 RBI||7: G4, 9: 1B|
|(CF)||Matsumoto, Tetsuya||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: S3, 3: S1, 4: 1B, 5: F7, 8: G4, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: F8, 3: 1B, 4: S8, 6: SO, 8: G4|
|2B||Furuki, Shigeyuki||0-for-1||9: f5|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F9, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: L3|
|(LF-RF)||Yano, Kenji||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: S7, 5: f2, 6: G6, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Gonzalez, Edgar||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 3: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|PH-DH||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(1B)||Bowker, John||1-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: HR, 3: F8, 5: BB, 7: G6, 9: F9|
|(2B-SS)||Terauchi, Takayuki||1-for-5, 1 R||2: G5, 4: E6, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(C)||Kato, Ken||2-for-3, 2 RBI||2: G6, 4: HBP, 5: 2B, 7: 1B|
|PH||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-0||9: BB|
|Utsumi, Tetsuya, W||8||127||30||30||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||1.200|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th)
|(CF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-4||1: G5, 3: G6, 5: SO, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Sugiya, Kenshi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G6, 3: 2B, 6: SO, 8: F9|
|(RF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F6, 3: 1B, 6: G3, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-4||2: G1, 4: G4, 6: G5, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||3-for-4||2: G3, 4: 1B (CS), 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|C||Ono, Shota||1-for-1||9: 2B|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-2||2: F6, 5: F9|
|PH||Ugumori, Atsushi||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Hoffpauir, Micah||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(2B)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-1||3: G1|
|PH-2B||Iwadate, Manabu||0-for-2||5: F9, 7: G5|
|Yoshikawa, Mitsuo, L||22/3||65||15||11||6||1||0||1||0||2||0||0||5||5||12.150|
2nd inning: Yano hits an infield single; Edgar flies out to left; Bowker hits a two-run home run to right; Terauchi grounds out to third; Kato grounds out to short.
3rd inning: Chono hits a single to center; T. Matsumoto hits a sac bunt, runner on second; Sakamoto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first; Murata hits a single to right, runners on first and third; Yano hits a sac fly to left, runner on first; Edgar hits an RBI double to center; Tadano relieves Yoshikawa; runner advances to third on a wild pitch; Bowker flies out to center.
4th inning: Terauchi reaches on a fielding E6; Kato gets hit by a pitch, Tadano tossed for dangerous pitch, Moriuchi relieves Tadano, runners on first and second; Chono pops out to the pitcher on a sac bunt attempt; T. Matsumoto hits a single to right, bases loaded; Sakamoto hits a sac fly to center, runners on first and second; Murata strikes out looking.
5th inning: Kano pops out to the catcher in foul territory; Edgar hits a single to left; Bowker walks, runners on first and second; Terauchi grounds out to second, runners on second and third; Kato clears the bases with a two-run double to left, runner on second; Chono gets hit by a pitch, leaves game, Suzuki enters the game as a pinch-runner, runners on first and second; Matsumoto flies out to left.
9th inning: Yano hits a single to center; Y. Takahashi, pinch-hitting for Edgar, hits a single to right, runners on first and second; Bowker flies out to right, Terauchi strikes out swinging; Ishii, pinch-hitting for Kato, walks, bases loaded; Suzuki hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded; T. Matsumoto hits an RBI infield hit, bases loaded; Furuki pop out to third in foul territory.
2nd inning: Nakata hits a single to left: Koyano grounds out to the pitcher, runner on second; Inaba grounds out to first, runner on third; M. Kaneko hits an RBI double to right; Tsuruoka pops out to short.
3rd inning: Iiyama grounds out to the pitcher; Yoh grounds out to short; Sugiya hits a double to left; Itoi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first; Nakata strikes out swinging.
Runners in Scoring Position (only listing innings in which zero runs cross the plate)
Yomiuri: runner on third with two out in the top of the 1st; runners on first and third and two out in the top of the 7th.
Nippon Ham: runners on second and third with two out in the bottom of the 9th.
Yomiuri leads series, 3-2.
HR: YOM: Bowker (2, one on, off Yoshikawa).
Game Hero: Tetsuya Utsumi.
Yomiuri: Utsumi got the win and is 2-0 in two stats. ... Fans booed Kato when he came up to bat in the 5th inning. ... Chono has hit safely in all eleven post-season games. ... Every player in the starting line-up collected at least one hit.
Nippon Ham: Yoshikawa got the loss and is 0-2 in two starts. ... Koyano's four-game Nippon Series hitting streak came to an end. ... Inaba collected a modasho. ... Tadano was tossed in the 4th inning for throwing a dangerous pitch to Kato.