Hanshin Tigers vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 32267 | Orix leads series, 1-0-0 | Time: 3:10
Potential Starters: Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-0, 0.00 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 2-2, 7.03
Hitting (LOB: 2, DPs in: 5th)
|(CF)||Murton, Matt||1-for-4, 1 R||1: G4, 4: G5, 5: 2B, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||1-for-4||1: F6, 4: L6, 5: 1B, 7: F9|
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: G4, 5: DP, 8: L6|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: E5, 6: 2B, 8: G4|
|(DH)||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: BB, 8: G3|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G6, 5: 2B, 6: S5, 9: f5|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||0-for-4||3: SO, 5: SO, 6: SO, 9: G6|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: F9, 5: HR, 6: G5, 9: F8|
|LF||Katsuragi, Ikuro||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: f3, 5: HR, 7: F9|
|Fossum, Casey, L||1 2/3||59||13||8||3||1||0||3||2||0||1||0||5||5||4.295|
|Fukuhara, Shinobu||2 1/3||49||12||10||4||0||1||2||0||0||1||0||3||3||11.571|
|Nishimura, Ken||1 2/3||33||9||9||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||2.959|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 4th)
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G6, 2: L5, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Arakane, Hisao||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: BB, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: 2B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||4-for-4, 1 R, 4 RBI||1: HR, 2: BB, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: 1B|
|(DH)||LaRocca, Greg||0-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G4, 2: HBP, 3: F7, 6: F4, 7: G5|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-4||1: G5, 2: F8, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: F9|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4, 2 R||2: HBP, 3: 1B, 4: DP, 6: F4, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-5||2: F7, 3: G6, 4: F9, 7: F4, 8: f2|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||1-for-1, 2 R||2: BB, 3: 1B|
|C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-2||5: G6, 7: F7|
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||3-for-4, 3 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: G4, 7: 1B|
|Kaneko, Chihiro||4 1/3||61||18||18||4||2||4||0||0||0||0||0||5||4||4.790|
|Katsuki, Ryota, H||1||16||6||4||3||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||2.919|
|Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8.526|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, W||1 1/3||20||4||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.731|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Katsuragi takes over in left.
Akada grounds out to short. Arakane hits a single to right. Goto hits a 2-run homer. LaRocca grounds out to second. Kitagawa grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 2nd - 3 runs, 1 hit
Fossum on the mound for Hanshin
Baldiris gets hit by a pitch. Obiki flies out to left. D. Maeda walks, runners on first and second. Sakaguchi hits a single to center, bases loaded. A run scores on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Akada lines out to third. Arakane walks to load the bases. Goto walks in a run, bases loaded. LaRocca gets hit by a pitch, a run scores, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Fukuhara in for Fossum.
Kitagawa flies out to center.
Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs, 4 hits
Fukuhara on the mound for Hanshin
Baldiris hits an infield single. Obiki grounds out to short, runner on second. D. Maeda hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to center, runners on second and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third. Akada walks, runners on first and third. Arakane strikes out looking. Goto hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. LaRocca flies out to left.
Top of the 5th - 6 runs, 6 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Arai reaches on an error (E5). Kanemoto hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Jojima clears the bases with a 2-run double to left, runner on second. Brazell strikes out swinging. Sakurai hits a 2-run homer. Katsuragi hits a solo homer.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for C. Kaneko.
Murton hits a double to right. Hirano hits a single to center, runners on first and third.
Defense: Hidaka enters as catcher.
Toritani grounds into a double play, a run scores between outs.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Nishimura on the mound for Hanshin
Obiki flies out second. Hidaka flies out to left. Sakaguchi hits a single to right. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Akada hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Arakane hits an RBI double to center, runner on second.
Pitching change: Kawasaki in for Nishimura.
Goto hits a single to right, runners on first and third. LaRocca grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th
Arai hits a double to center. Kanemoto walks, runners on first and second. Jojima hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Kikuchihara in for Katsuki.
Brazell strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kikuchihara.
Sakurai grounds out to third.
The Buffaloes are now 5 games under 500. ... The Tigers dropped their second straight game and are now 4 games above 500. ... Hirano (ORI) got the win and improved to 3-0. All 18 of his appearances have been in relief. ... Fossum (HAN) dropped his first game of his NPB career. He is now 2-1. ... Sakurai (HAN) and Katsuragi (HAN) went back-to-back in the 5th.