Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 11885 | Orix leads series, 4-0-0 | Time: 3:14
Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 1-2, 5.12 - Hiromichi Fujiwara (RAK) 1-0, 5.40
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G3, 2: BB, 3: BB, 6: G4, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||2-for-4, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 2: HR, 3: G5, 6: BB, 8: E6|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 2: G4, 4: F6, 6: 1B, 8: G1|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 2: HR, 4: G5, 6: DP, 9: F6|
|(3B)||LaRocca, Greg||2-for-4, 1 R||1: F4, 2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: 1B|
|PR-3B||Baldiris, Aarom||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||3-for-5, 3 RBI||1: 1B, 2: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: SO, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Shimoyama, Shinji||0-for-3||1: SO, 2: F8, 5: F4|
|LF||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: DP|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-3||2: S3, 3: F8, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, W||5 2/3||118||28||24||7||0||6||4||0||0||1||0||3||3||5.040|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 7th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: SO, 2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: BB, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: G4, 6: G3, 9: G3|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G3, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: L6, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: G1, 4: G4, 5: 1B, 7: DP|
|(1B)||Phillips, Andy||0-for-4||2: F4, 4: G6, 5: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(C)||Fujii, Akihito||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: F9, 6: 2B, 8: G6|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: G4, 9: SO|
|Fujiwara, Hiromichi, L||2||62||16||13||8||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||8||8||14.143|
|Katayama, Hiroshi||3 1/3||54||14||12||2||0||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Top of the 1st - 3 runs, 3 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten.
Sakaguchi grounded out to first. Akada hit a solo homer. Goto walked on 10 pitches. Cabrera hit a double, runners on second and third. LaRocca flied out to second. Kitagawa cleared the bases with a single to right. Shimoyama struck out.
Top of the 2nd - 5 runs, 5 hits
Fujiwara on the mound for Rakuten.
Hidaka singled to right and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi walked, runners on first and second. Akada hit a 3-run homer. Goto grounded out to second. Cabrera hit a solo homer. LaRocca hit a single to center. Kitagawa hit an RBI double to left. Shimoyama flied out to center.
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Kaneko on the mound for Orix.
N. Watanabe hit a single to right. Hijirisawa hit another single to right, runners on first and second. Teppei grounded out to second, runners on first and third. Takasu drove in a run with a single to center, runners on first and second. A wild pitch allowed the runners to advance, second and third. Yamasaki struck out. Kusano cleared the bases with an infield single, runner on first. Phillips struck out.
Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa struck out. Teppei walked. Takasu grounded out to first, Teppei to second. Yamasaki flied out to center.
Bottom of the 2nd
Kusano grounded out to the pitcher. Phillips flied out to second. Linden walked. Fujii walked, runners on first and second. N. Watanabe hit a single to right, bases loaded. Hijirisawa struck out.
Top of the 6th
Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Akada walks. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Yamamura in for Katayama.
Cabrera hit into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th
Linden struck out. Fujii hit a double to second. N. Watanabe grounded out to second, Fujii to third. Hijirisawa walked, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kikuchihara in for Kaneko.
Teppei grounded out to first.
Top of the 7th
LaRocca hit a single. Pinch-runner Baldiris in for LaRocca. Kitagawa struck out. T-Okada hit a single to left, runners on first and second. Hidaka grounded into a double play.
The Eagles have now lost 10 games this year. Only the Nippon Ham Fighters have more with 11. ... Kusano (RAK) drove in his first run of the year. ... It was the first time Akada (ORI) hit home runs in consecutive at bats. ... Kaneko (ORI) needed 41 pitches to get through the first two innings of the game.