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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Rakuten Eagles 4 (April 11, 2010)

by on Apr.11, 2010 @ 6:26 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00

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

Attendance: 15380 | Orix leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 2:35

Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 1-1, 5.03 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 1-1, 2.02

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Akada, Shogo 1-for-3 1: F7, 3: F7, 6: 1B, 8: BB
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-4 1: 1B (CS), 3: G4, 6: DP, 8: G1
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 0-for-4 1: SO, 4: E6, 6: G4, 9: G4
(DH) Cabrera, Alex 0-for-4 2: F8, 4: DP, 7: SO, 9: SO
(1B) Okada, Takahiro 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: HR, 4: G3, 7: G3, 9: L6
(LF) Taguchi, So 0-for-3 2: G5, 5: F7, 7: SO
(3B) Shiozaki, Makoto 1-for-2 2: SO, 5: 1B
PH LaRocca, Greg 0-for-1 8: G3
3B Baldiris, Aarom 0-for-0
(C) Hidaka, Takeshi 2-for-3 3: 2B, 5: SO, 8: 2B
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 0-for-1 3: S2, 5: G6
PH Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-1 8: SO
SS Obiki, Keiji 0-for-0

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kisanuki, Hiroshi, L 6 0/3 91 25 25 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.909
Hirano, Yoshihisa 1 2/3 20 7 5 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2.160
Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 1/3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
8 113 33 31 9 1 7 0 0 2 0 0 4 4

Rakuten

Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st, 4th, 6th)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo 1-for-4, 1 R 1: G6, 4: SO, 6: 1B, 7: F4
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei 1-for-4 1: SO, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 8: SO
(2B) Takasu, Yosuke 1-for-4 1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: F8
(DH) Yamasaki, Takeshi 2-for-4, 1 RBI 2: L5, 4: F3, 6: 1B, 8: 1B
PR-DH Uchimura, Kensuke 0-for-0, 1 R
(1B) Nakamura, Norihiro 1-for-4, 1 RBI 2: G6, 5: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B
(3B) Kusano, Daisuke 1-for-4, 1 R 2: G3, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 8: G4
(LF) Linden, Todd 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 3: SO, 5: HR, 7: 1B
(C) Shima, Motohiro 0-for-2 3: G4, 5: SO, 7: S5
(SS) Watanabe, Naoto 0-for-2, 1 RBI 3: G4, 6: G4, 7: S1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tanaka, Masahiro, W 9 124 32 30 6 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1.766
9 124 32 30 6 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten.
Cabrera flies out to center. T-Okada hits a home run.  Taguchi ground out to third.  Shiozaki strikes out.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix.
Nakamura strikes out.  Kusano grounds out to second.  Linden hits a home run.  Shima strikes out.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix.
N. Watanabe grounds out to second.  Hijirisawa hits an infield single.  Teppei hits an infield single, runners on first and second.  Takasu flies out to right.  Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.  Nakamura strikes out.

Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix.
Kusano hits a single to center.  Linden hits a single to left, runners on first and and second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kisanuki.
Shima hits a sac bunt, runners advance to second and third.  N. Watanabe hits a squeeze bunt, one run scores, Linden on third.  Hijirisawa flies out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Defensive change: Baldiris takes over at third.
Teppei strikes out.  Takasu flies out to center.  Yamasaki singles to left.  Uchimura  enters the game to pinch-run for Yamasaki.  Nakamura hits an RBI double to right.
Pitching change: Kikuchihara in for Hirano.
Kusano grounds out to second.

Missed Opportunities

Top of the third
Hidaka doubles to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by K. Yamasaki.  Akada flies out to left.  Sakaguchi grounds out to second.

Top of the 8th
LaRocca grounds out to first.  Hidaki hits a double to right.  Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, strikes out.  Akada walks, runners on first and second.  Sakaguchi grounds out to the pitcher.

Notes

The Buffaloes have lost their last three series. ... The Eagles have won their last two series. ... Tanaka (RAK) topped out at 147km/h.

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