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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (May 1, 2013)

by on May.01, 2013 @ 4:03 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Yoshikawa, Mitsuo (HAM) 3-1, 3.12 - Tanaka, Masahiro (RAK) 3-0, 1.86

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 X 4 8 0

Attendance: 12077 | Time: 3h10m | Series tied, 2-2-0

Nippon Ham Fighters

Hitters (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF) Yoh, Dai-Kang .208 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 Ks F9     BB   G5    
(RF) Taniguchi, Yuya .190 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1B (8)   G6   Ks     BB  
(3B) Koyano, Eiichi .311 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1B (7)   1B (8)   BB     F8  
(LF) Nakata, Sho .298 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1B (9)   F7   Kl     Ks  
(DH) Abreu, Michel .298 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1B (6)   Ks     G6   F9  
(1B) Hoffpauir, Micah .216 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 Ks     Ks   Ks     Kl
(SS) Obiki, Keiji .268 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 Ks     G4   Kl     Ks
(C) Tsuruoka, Shinya .250 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   L1   F6          
PH Imanami, Takahiro .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0             L3    
C Ono, Shota .174 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                 1B (9)
(2B) Nishikawa, Haruki .296 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   G3     G4   Fo7   Ks
(P) Yoshikawa, Mitsuo .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Nakamura, Masaru .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .248 33 1 6 1 13 3 0 1 3 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
L Yoshikawa, Mitsuo 5 3 2 0 6.0 117 29 26 6 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 4 1 2.813
  Nakamura, Masaru 5 0 4 0 2.0 30 7 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.500
            8.0 147 36 33 8 0 8 2 1 0 0 0 4 1  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters (LOB: 8, DP: 1)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .244 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 F6     F8 Ks F8      
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .263 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ks     1B (5) E3 G6      
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo .265 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G4     1B (8) G4   F9    
(DH) Jones, Andruw .247 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0   HBP   F7   Kl Ks    
(1B) McGehee, Casey .396 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0   Kl   BB   BB Kl    
(3B) Takasu, Yosuke .156 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   Ks   1B (9)   E4   G6  
3B Nakazawa, Hiroki 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(RF) Shimauchi, Hiroaki .250 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0     G3 Ks          
PH Nakashima, Toshiya .292 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           1B (9)      
PR/RF Tsuchiya, Teppei .238 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0               1B (8)  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .303 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0     G6   G5 1B (7)   G6  
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto .294 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     G4   1B (6) E6   1B (9)  
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Aoyama, Koji .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .258 33 4 8 2 8 3 0 0 0 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
W Tanaka, Masahiro 5 4 0 0 8.0 129 32 29 5 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.703
S Aoyama, Koji 8 0 0 4 1.0 24 4 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.174
            9.0 153 36 33 6 0 13 3 0 0 0 0 1 1  

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Notes

General: Writer Tow Ubukata threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Source: Nikkan Sports 5/1/2013 ... Scouts from the Yankees, Rangers, and Orioles were in the stands for the game.  Source: Sponichi 5/1/2013  The Indians were also at the game.  Source: Sponichi 5/2/2013

Nippon Ham: The Fighters lost for the second time in a row.  They have lost their last three games at Kleenex Stadium. ... Yoshikawa's three-game winning streak (three starts) came to an end.  His three-game winning streak (five starts) against the Eagles also came to an end. ... Nakamura made his first Ichi-gun appearance as a reliever. ... Abreu extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Rakuten: The Eagles stopped a two-game losing streak. ... Going back to last season, Tanaka is 8-0 in twelve starts since his last loss on August 19, 2012 (vs Seibu).  He is also 7-0 over his last eight starts against Nippon Ham.  This was the thirty-fourth double-digit strikeout game of his career. ... Matsui's hitting streak ended at seven games; McGehee's hitting streak ended at six games.