Softbank Hawks vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 33218 | Softbank leads series, 5-3-0 | Time: 3:42
Dennis Houlton (SOF) 3-3, 6.12 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 2-1, 5.87
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||2-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||2-for-4, 2 R||1: 1B, 2: S1, 4: 1B, 6: f3, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Ortiz, Jose||2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: 1B, 2: f3, 4: HR, 6: F8, 8: HBP|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 2: SO, 4: G6, 6: F7|
|PH-1B||Lee, Bum-Ho||0-for-1||8: F3|
|(RF)||Tamura, Hitoshi||1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: F8, 4: F4, 7: 1B|
|CF||Kidokoro, Ryuma||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||2-for-2, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 3: 1B (SB), 5: HBP, 7: HBP|
|3B||Morimoto, Satoru||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(CF-LF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: HR, 7: BB, 9: G6|
|(LF-RF)||Shibahara, Hiroshi||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: DP, 3: DP, 5: G6, 7: G4, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Yamazaki, Katsuki||0-for-5||2: E5, 4: SO, 5: SO, 7: DP, 9: G6|
|Houlton, Dennis, W||7||127||27||24||6||0||5||3||0||0||0||0||3||3||5.720|
|Takahashi, Toru||1 1/3||27||7||5||2||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.857|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 4th, 6th, 9th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: F7, 5: G4, 8: G6, 9: L5|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: G6, 6: DP, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: F9, 6: F7, 8: 1B|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: BB, 7: G3, 8: SO|
|(3B)||LaRocca, Greg||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 4: DP, 7: 2B, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: f2, 7: 2B, 9: DP|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||2: BB (CS), 5: f2|
|PH||Yoshida, Shintaro||0-for-1||7: F7|
|SS||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-0||9: BB|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH-C||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-2||5: G4, 7: SO|
|PH||Arakane, Hisao||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||1 1/3||37||11||8||5||1||1||2||0||1||1||0||5||5||7.031|
|Katsuki, Ryota||1 2/3||26||8||7||2||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||3||3||3.857|
Top of the 1st - 5 runs, 4 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Kawasaki strikes out looking. Honda hits a single to center. Ortiz hits a single to left, runners on first and second. A wild pitch allows the lead runner to advance to third, runners on first and third. Kokubo walks to load the bases. Tamura walks in a run, bases loaded. Matsuda hits a grand slam. Hasegawa hits a single to center. Shibahara grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi hits a single to left. Akada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to center. Cabrera walks to load the bases. T-Okada strikes out looking. LaRocca hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third. Kitagawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kato on the mound for Orix
Yamazaki strikes out looking.
Pitching change: Anan in for Kato.
Kawasaki hits an infield single. Honda hits a single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Anan.
Ortiz hits a 3-run homer. Kokubo grounds out to short. Tamura flies out to second.
Top of the 5th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Matsuda get hit by a pitch. Hasegawa hits a 2-run homer. Shibahara grounds out to short. Yamazaki strikes out swinging. Kawasaki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Tamura hits a single to center. Matsuda gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Hasegawa walks to load the bases. Shibahara drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on first and third. Yamazaki grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Houlton on the mound for Softbank
Defense: Kidokoro takes over in center; Morimoto takes over at third
T-Okada grounds out to first. LaRocca hits a double to center. Kitagawa hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Yoshida, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, flies out to left. D. Maeda strikes out looking.
Top of the 2nd
Yamazaki reaches on a throwing error (E5). Kawasaki hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Honda hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kato in for Yamamoto.
Ortiz fouls out to first. Kokubo strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Tamura flies out to center. Matsuda hits a single to center and steals second. Hasegawa hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Shibahara grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th
Sakaguchi grounds out to short. Akada walks. Goto strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: T. Takahashi in for Mise.
Cabrera hits a single to right, runners on first and second. T-Okada strikes out swinging.
The Buffaloes have now dropped 6 games in a row. ... The Hawks have won two games in row. ... Houlton (SOF) improved to 4-3 and won his second consecutive start. ... Yamamoto (ORI) had his shortest outing of the season and picked up his second loss; he is now 2-2. ... Matsuda (SOF) recorded his first grand slam of his career. ... Cabrera (ORI) was activated before the game and played in his first game since 4/22. ... Arakane (ORI) and K. Kaneko (ORI) appeared in their first games as Buffaloes. ... Both benches cleared out in the 8th inning after Ortiz (SOF) was hit. Both benches were also warned by the umps.