Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 20742 | Rakuten leads series, 5-4-0 | Time: 3:23
Masaki Ihara (ORI) 0-1, 3.00 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 3-2, 1.79
Hitting (LOB: 11, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-5||1: G3, 3: F9, 5: G3, 7: F9, 9: 2B|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: F5, 5: F9|
|PH-1B||Shiozaki, Makoto||0-for-2||8: F8, 9: L4|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G5, 5: G4, 8: HR, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|PR-SS||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||3-for-4||1: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||LaRocca, Greg||1-for-3||1: SO, 4: G5, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: F7, 4: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH-LF||Shimoyama, Shinji||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: F9, 7: 1B|
|PH||Bynum, Freddie||0-for-1||8: f2|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4||2: F8, 5: 1B, 7: DP, 9: F3|
|Ihara, Masaki, L||1 2/3||42||12||6||3||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||3||3||5.870|
|Anan, Toru||1 1/3||12||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.500|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 7th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-3, 1 R||1: 2B, 2: G2, 4: G4, 7: S1|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-3||1: G4, 2: BB, 5: G6, 7: G5|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 2: S8, 5: G3, 7: G4|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-3||1: BB, 2: F8, 5: F8, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S8, 3: G1, 6: G5, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||3-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G4, 6: F9, 8: L3|
|(LF)||Kusuki, Yusuke||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: G6|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-1, 1 R||2: BB, 4: F8, 7: BB|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, W||7||111||28||28||8||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||1.727|
|Karashima, Wataru, H||1/3||13||4||4||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.273|
|Arime, Kanehisa, H||1/3||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, S||1 1/3||21||6||5||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi grounds out to first. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Akada hits a double to left. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. LaRocca strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Hijirisawa hits a double to center. Takasu grounds out to second, runner on third. Teppei walks, runners on first and third. Yamasaki walks to load the bases. Nakamura hits a sac fly, runners on first and third. Shima hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Kusano ground out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Ihara on the mound for Orix
Kusuki hitsa single to center. N. Watanabe walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa's sac bunt doesn't get the job done, runners on first and second. Takasu walks to load the bases. Teppei hits a sac fly, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kato in for Ihara.
Yamasaki flies out to center.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Karashima on the mound for Rakuten
Shiozaki, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, flies out to center. Akada hits a solo homer. Kitagawa hits a single to left. Goto hits a single to right, runner on first and second.
Pitching change: Koyama in for Karashima.
Obiki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kitagawa. LaRocca walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Arime in for Koyama.
Shimoyama, pinch-hitting for T-Okada, strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Arime.
Bynum, pinch-hitting for D. Maeda, fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 4th
Kitagawa flies out to center. Goto hits an infield single. LaRocca grounds out to third, runner on first. T-Okada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. D. Maeda flies out to right.
Top of the 5th
Baldiris hits a single to center. Sakaguchi grounds out to first, runner on second. K. Yamasaki flies out to right. Akada grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
N. Watanabe walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hijirisawa. Takasu grounds out to third. Teppei grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th
Baldiris flies out to first. Sakaguchi hits a double to center. Shiozaki lines out to second. Akada walks, runners on first and second. Obiki strikes out swinging.
The Eagles have won three games in a row and complete a three-game sweep of the Buffaloes. ... The Buffaloes have dropped four in a row. ... Tanaka (RAK) recorded his 4th win of the season, and second victory in a row. ... Kusuki (RAK) picked up his first pro hit and was in the starting line-up for the first time in his career. ... Uchimura (RAK) made a nice play on the field in the 9th inning with runner on second and one out. The play ultimately allowed Kawagishi (RAK) to get out of the inning without allowing any runs. Kawagishi jokingly told reporters after the game that he would treat Uchimura to some juice for his handiwork.