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NS: Yomiuri Giants 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2 (October 27, 2013)

by on Oct.27, 2013 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason

Yomiuri Giants vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:30
Starters: Sugano, Tomoyuki (YOM) 13-6, 3.12 - Tanaka, Masahiro (RAK) 24-0, 1.27

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

Attendance: 25219 | Time: 3h16m | Series tied, 1-1-0

Yomiuri Giants

Hitters (LOB: 6, 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
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi .125 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 F3   Ks     G4   G4  
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki .250 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 Ks     1B (7)   F8   HR (7)  
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke .000 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 BB     Kl   BB   Ks  
(3B) Murata, Shuichi .250 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G5     F9   1B (8)   Ks  
(DH) Takahashi, Yoshinobu .000 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   L3   HBP   BB     G1
(1B) Lopez, Jose .000 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   Ks   G4   Ks     G5
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato .125 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   Ks     Fo3   F9   Ks
(LF) Kamei, Yoshiyuki .167 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     F8   F6   G4    
(CF) Hashimoto, Itaru .000 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0     Ks   Ks        
PH Bowker, John .000 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0             Ks    
CF Matsumoto, Tetsuya .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(P) Sugano, Tomoyuki .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Sawamura, Hirokazu .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Aoki, Takahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Mathieson, Scott .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .113 30 1 3 1 12 4 0 1 0 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
L Sugano, Tomoyuki 1 0 1 0 5.1 90 22 19 6 0 6 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.688
  Sawamura, Hirokazu 1 0 0 0 1.1 26 6 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.750
  Aoki, Takahiro 1 0 0 0 0.1 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Mathieson, Scott 2 0 0 0 1.0 20 5 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
            8.0 141 35 29 9 0 9 5 0 1 0 0 2 2  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters (LOB: 9, DP: 2)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(RF) Okajima, Takero .250 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ks   Ks     1B (7) 1B (6)    
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .375 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Fo2     G4   SH1 1B (4)    
(1B) Akaminai, Ginji .222 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 F7     1B (9)   1B (8) L6    
(DH) Jones, Andruw .250 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   G5   BB   BB   BB  
PR/DH Moriyama, Makoto .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(3B) McGehee, Casey .400 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   1B (8)   DP   BB   BB  
(LF) Masuda, Shintaro .200 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   G6     1B (1) F8      
LF Makida, Akihisa .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0               G5  
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .143 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   Ks     F1   G6 Ks  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .429 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0     Ks   1B (9)   Kl Ks  
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo .333 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0     Kl   Ks   1B (8)    
(P) Tanaka, Masahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .290 29 2 9 2 9 5 1 2 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 1 1 0 0 9.0 127 34 30 3 1 12 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.000
            9.0 127 34 30 3 1 12 3 1 0 0 0 1 1  

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Notes

National Anthem: Satoru Sakamoto.

Ceremonial First Pitch: 

TV Broadcast: TV Asahi: Kimiyasu Kudo, Atsuya Furuta, Shunsuke Shimizu.  NHK BS1: Chihiro Kaneko, Masataka Nashida, Kenjiro Toyohara.

Radio Broadcast:  Nippon Hoso: Mitsuo Tatsukawa, Hiroki Nomura, Hideo Matsumoto.  Bunka Hoso: Shigekazu Mori, Kazuhisa Ishii, Mitsuhiro Suzuki.

Hero Interview: Ginji, Masahiro Tanaka.

Yomiuri: The Giants three-game Nippon Series winning streak came to an end. ... Hara briefly argued a safe call at first in the 7th inning that put the Eagles up 2-0: with runners on first and third and two out, Fujita hit a chopper to second and slid head-first into first and was ruled safe by the umpire.  Fujita appeared to be out on replays.

Rakuten: The Eagles picked up their first Nippon Series victory.  Senichi Hoshino's three-game Nippon Series losing streak came to an end.

Scoring Opportunities for the Giants:

  • Runners on first and third with two out in the 4th.
  • Bases loaded with two out in the 6th.

Game 2 Records

  • Rookie starter - Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), nineteenth pitcher, twenty-fourth time
  • Rookie starter, first appearance, first start - Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), fourteenth pitcher
  • Double-digit strikeouts - Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten), eighteenth pitcher, twentieth time
  • At least one strikeout in every inning - Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten), third pitcher
  • Struck out at least once in every inning - Yomiuri Giants, eighth time
  • 1,000th Nippon Series strikeout - Yomiuri Giants (Hayato Sakamoto in the 9th)

Source: Sanspo 10/28/2013