From Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes:
...The Lions beat the Buffaloes, 9-2. They have now won three games in a row and are 4-2 in April.
...Hiroyuki Nakajima and Takeya Nakamura combined to go 4-for-7 with two 2-run homers (one a piece) and 7 RBIs. Nakajima hit his 2-run homer off Shogo Yamamoto in the 1st while Nakamura hit his 2-run homer off Yamamoto in the 3rd.
...Kazuhisa Ishii was fairly steady in his outing, retiring the side in order in both the first and third innings. His toughest inning may have been in the 5th when he loaded the bases with two outs. But Ishii bore down and struck out Koji Yamasaki to end the inning.
He also had some trouble in the 7th, likely due to losing steam, but managed to keep the Buffaloes from scoring more than the 1 run he allowed in that inning.