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NS: Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 – Yomiuri Giants 2 (October 31, 2013)

by on Oct.31, 2013 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason

Rakuten Eagles vs Yomiuri Giants @ Tokyo Dome - 18:15
Starters: Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 3-4, 4.42 - Utsumi, Tetsuya (YOM) 13-6, 3.31

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Rakuten 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 1

Attendance: 44995 | Time: 3h49m | Rakuten leads series, 3-2-0

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 10
(RF) Okajima, Takero .316 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 G4   1B (7)   G6     G6   SH3
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .300 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 G6   G4   G3     G4   HBP
PR/2B Abe, Toshihito .--- 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
(1B) Akaminai, Ginji .304 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 G4   2B (9)     E3   BB   1B (8)
(CF/LF) Jones, Andruw .313 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0   BB   Ks   F4   F9   1B (6)
PR/LF Moriyama, Makoto .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
(3B) McGehee, Casey .294 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   DP   G5   F5     G5 1B (7)
(LF) Nakashima, Toshiya .250 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   G4   1B (8)            
PR/CF Hijirisawa, Ryo .429 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0           G6     1B (9) G4
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .350 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0     1B (8) 1B (7)     Ks   G3  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .294 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     1B (9) F9     G5   G6  
(P) Karashima, Wataru .000 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     G1   G5          
P Norimoto, Takahiro .000 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0             Ks     BB
    .298 37 4 10 4 3 4 1 0 0 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
  Karashima, Wataru 1 0 0 0 5.0 75 18 16 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
W Norimoto, Takahiro 2 1 1 0 5.0 79 19 17 3 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 2.769
            10.0 154 37 33 4 1 9 3 0 1 0 0 2 2  

Yomiuri Giants

Hitters (LOB: 5, 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 10
(RF) Chono, Hisayoshi .300 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G4   F8     F8   Ks   F4
(2B) Terauchi, Takayuki .250 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 BB   F8     Ks        
PH Takahashi, Yoshinobu .091 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                 2B (9)  
PR/2B Wakiya, Ryota .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
(SS) Sakamoto, Hayato .118 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 Kl     Ks   Ks     SH3  
(C) Abe, Shinnosuke .071 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Fo5     F7     F9   BB  
(3B) Murata, Shuichi .250 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   F8   G5     HR (7)   1B (1)  
(LF) Yano, Kenji .200 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   F9     G5          
PH/LF Kamei, Yoshiyuki .091 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0             G3   Fo2  
(1B) Nakai, Daisuke .250 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   BB     1B (8)   G3   G6  
(CF) Matsumoto, Tetsuya .167 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   Ks     G3     Ks   Fo7
(P) Utsumi, Tetsuya .000 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0     F9   Kl          
P Sawamura, Hirokazu .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
P Yamaguchi, Tetsuya .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
PH Ishii, Yoshihito .000 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0               Ks    
P Nishimura, Kentaro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
P Aoki, Takahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                    
PH Lopez, Jose .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                   F7
    .153 33 2 4 2 9 3 1 1 1 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
  Utsumi, Tetsuya 2 1 0 0 6.0 92 24 23 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.500
  Sawamura, Hirokazu 3 0 0 0 1.0 16 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.154
  Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 3 0 0 1 1.0 18 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
L Nishimura, Kentaro 2 0 1 1 1.2 35 10 7 4 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 6.750
  Aoki, Takahiro 3 0 0 0 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.375
            10.0 163 42 37 10 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 4 4  

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Notes

National Anthem:

Ceremonial First Pitch: 

TV Broadcast: Nippon TV: Kenta Maeda, Katsuhito Mizuno, Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Ryo Kawamura.

Radio Broadcast:  Nippon Hoso: Shingo Takatsu, Hiroaki Yamanouchi.  Bunka Hoso: Norihiro Komada, Norihiko Makishima.

Hero Interview: Takahiro Norimoto, Ginji

Rakuten: Norimoto is the fourteenth rookie in Nippon Series history to record a victory. ... Jones played center for the first time since coming to Japan. ... Fujita took an HBP off his left calf in the 10th inning.  He remained in the game and took his base.  He made it to third on an RBI single to center by Ginji, but had to be pulled due to the pain.

Scoring Opportunities for the Giants:

  • Runner on second with two out in the 1st.
  • Runners on first and second with one out in the 9th.