Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 10454 | Orix leads series, 4-1-0 | Time: 3:17
Bobby Keppel (HAM) 1-1, 8.74 - Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 1-2, 3.00
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-3, 2 R||1: BB (CS), 3: F7, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-2, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: SO, 5: S7, 7: BB, 9: BB|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: F7, 5: HR, 7: G3, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||3-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 1B (BrO), 5: G4, 7: 1B|
|PR-1B||Takaguchi, Takayuki||0-for-1, 1 R||9: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-4, 2 R||2: G6 (SB), 4: 2B, 6: F9, 7: BB, 9: G3|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||3-for-4, 2 R, 6 RBI||2: HR, 4: SO, 6: BB (SB), 7: 1B, 9: 2B|
|(SS)||Imanami, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F5, 6: SO|
|SS||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-2||7: DP, 9: F3|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: G5, 6: 2B (BrO), 8: G6|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F9, 5: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F8|
|Keppel, Bobby, W||8||129||34||29||7||0||2||5||0||0||1||0||1||1||5.586|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 6th, 7th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-5||1: G6, 3: L4, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: F7|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||1-for-5||1: F8, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: G3|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G4, 5: G6, 7: F7|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-2, 1 R||2: 2B, 4: BB, 5: BB, 8: G5|
|(3B)||LaRocca, Greg||1-for-4||2: G1, 4: F9, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: G6, 4: 2B, 6: BB, 8: L6|
|(LF)||Mukae, Yuichiro||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: f4, 6: f4, 8: F8|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-1, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: BB|
|C||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-1||6: DP|
|PH||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||1-for-3||2: G4, 4: F9, 7: 1B|
|PH||Shimoyama, Shinji||0-for-1||9: G5|
|Kondo, Kazuki, L||5||106||22||19||7||2||3||2||0||0||0||0||5||5||3.938|
Top of the 2nd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Takahashi hits a single to left. Itoi grounds out to short, runner on first. Itoi steals second. Koyano hits a 2-run homer. Imanami hits a single to right. Tsuruoka hits a grounder to short. Morimoto flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Cabrera hits a double to center. LaRocca grounds out to the pitcher. T-Okada hits a ground to short, runner on third. Mukae walks, runners on first and third. Hidaka hits an infield RBI single, runners advance to second and third on a throwing error (E1). Obiki grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Tsuruoka grounds out to third. Morimoto walks. Tanaka hits a single to left, Morimoto makes it to third and Tanaka follows to second. Konta hits a sac fly, runner on second. Inaba hits a 2-run homer. Takahashi grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Itoi flies out to right. Koyano walks. Imanami strikes out as Koyano steals second. Tsuruoka hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Morimoto hits a single to center, Tsuruoka throw out trying to score.
Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Kikuchihara on the mound for Orix
Tanaka walks. Konta walks, runners on first and second. Inaba grounds out to first, runners on second and third. Takahashi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Takaguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Takahashi. Itoi walks to load the bases. Koyano hits a 2-run single to right, runners on first and second. Iiyama grounds into a double play.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kato on the mound for Orix
Konta walks. Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Yang (Yoh) enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Takaguchi strikes out. Itoi grounds out to first, runners on first and third. Koyano clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Iiyama flies out to first.
Top of the 4th
Takahashi hits a single to center. Itoi hits a double to center, Takahashi gets thrown out at home, runner on second. Koyano strikes out swinging. Imanami flies out to third.
Bottom of the 4th
Cabrera walks. LaRocca flies out to right. T-Okada hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Mukae fouls out to second. Hidaka walks to load the bases. Obiki flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Sakaguchi hits a single to left. Akada flies out to center. Goto grounds out to short, Sakaguchi erased, but a bad throw by Tanaka (E4) allows Goto to get to second. Goto advances to third on a wild pitch. Cabrera walks, runners on first and third. LaRocca grounds out to second.
The Fighters snap a 3-game losing streak and are now 3-7 over their last 10. ... The Buffaloes 3-game winning streak comes to an end. They are now 4-6 over their last 10. ... Inaba (HAM) hit his home run in the 5th using Satoshi Nakajima's bat. He has also hit three home runs since returning to the starting line-up on the 15th.