Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 17599 | Orix leads series, 4-2-0 | Time: 2:42
Mamoru Kishida (ORI) 2-2, 4.36 - Hirotoshi Masui (HAM) 0-1, 4.35
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-2||1: BB, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: S1|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||0-for-4||1: F6, 3: F6, 6: G4, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Bynum, Freddie||0-for-3||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: G3|
|PH-SS||Shiozaki, Makoto||0-for-1||8: G9|
|(3B)||LaRocca, Greg||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: L5, 6: F8, 9: F6|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: E6, 7: BB, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F8, 7: SO, 9: HBP|
|(LF)||Hamanaka, Osamu||0-for-4||2: F7, 4: SO, 7: F7, 9: SO|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||2: BB, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-2||2: F8, 5: F7|
|PH-2B||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Kishida, Mamoru, L||8||103||29||25||3||0||2||1||0||3||0||0||1||0||3.512|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: G6, 3: L5, 6: 1B (SB), 8: F6|
|(LF)||Konta, Toshimasa||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: G3, 6: S1, 8: G1|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-2||1: BB, 4: f5, 6: G4|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F8, 6: F4|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F9, 5: 2B, 7: G5|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: G4, 7: F2|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: E4, 7: F8|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-2||3: G5, 5: S1, 8: 2B|
|(SS)||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-2||3: F7, 5: F7, 8: S3|
|Masui, Hirotoshi, W||7||112||26||23||1||0||5||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||2.596|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||2/3||11||3||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Tanimoto, Keisuke, H||1/3||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.115|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, S||1||18||4||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.844|
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kishida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Koyano hits a double to center. Nioka grounds out to second, runner on third. Inaba reaches on an error (E4) and a run scores, runner on first. Tsuruoka hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Imanami flies out to left.
Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi walks. Akada flies out to short. Bynum grounds out to second, runner on second. LaRocca grounds out to short.
Top of the 2nd
Kitagawa grounds out to second. T-Okada hits a single to left. Hamanaka flies out to left. Suzuki walks, runners on first and second. Obiki flies out to center.
Bottom of the 6th
Tanaka hits a single to center, steals second, and advances to third on a sac bunt by Konta. Itoi grounds out to second. Takahashi flies out to second.
Top of the 7th
Kitagawa walks. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Hamanaka flies out to left. A wild pitch allows the runner to advance to second. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th
Inaba hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakaguchi. Akada strikes out swinging. Shiozaki enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Bynum.
Pitching change: Tanimoto in for Miyanishi.
Shiozaki grounds out to right.
Bottom of the 8th
Tsuruoka hits a double to left and advances to third on a sac bunt by Imanami. Tanaka flies out to short. Konta grounds out to the pitcher.
The Fighters snap a three game losing streak. They have also won their last two games against the Buffaloes. ... Buffaloes have now lost three in a row and drop to 1 game under 500. This was also their third shutout loss of the year. ... Akinobu Okada (ORI) tried to mix things up for his team by starting both Bynum and Hamanaka. ... Inaba (HAM) made a nice play in the 8th on Shiozaki's (ORI) single to right -- Inaba quickly fielded the ball and came up firing, just getting Shiozaki out at first. ... Inaba (HAM) was dropped down to the 7-hole due to his recent problems at the plate. Heading into the game, he was 0-for-15. ... Masui (HAM) records his first pro victory in his third outing. ... Tough loss for Kishida (ORI), as he drops to 2-3 on the year despite tossing a 3-hit complete game and giving up just one unearned run.