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Hanshin Tigers 3 – Orix Buffaloes 5 (May 22, 2010)

by on May.22, 2010 @ 5:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Hanshin Tigers vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 14:00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hanshin 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 9 0
Orix 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 X 5 8 0

Attendance: 31028 | Orix leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 2:42

Potential Starters: Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 0-0, 0.00 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 2-2, 7.03

Hanshin

Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(CF) Murton, Matt 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: HR, 3: G6, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 9: G5
(2B-RF) Hirano, Keiichi 0-for-5 1: G6, 3: G1, 5: G4, 6: G6, 9: G6
(SS) Toritani, Takashi 0-for-4 1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G3, 7: f5
(3B) Arai, Takahiro 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: SO, 5: 2B, 7: SO
(DH) Kanemoto, Tomoaki 2-for-4 1: 1B, 4: 1B (CS), 5: L5, 7: SO
(C) Jojima, Kenji 0-for-3, 1 R 1: SO, 4: BB, 6: G1, 8: F7
(1B) Brazell, Craig 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: F8, 4: 1B, 6: HR, 8: G6
(RF) Sakurai, Kodai 1-for-3 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: F8, 8: 1B
PR-2B Maeda, Yamato 0-for-0
(LF) Fukuhara, Shinobu 0-for-0
LF Katsuragi, Ikuro 0-for-2, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: BB, 6: BB, 9: SO

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Tsuru, Naoto, L 6 87 25 23 7 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 4 4 2.250
Watanabe, Ryo 2 26 7 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.750
8 113 32 30 8 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 5 5

Orix

Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)

Pos Player Name Performance Results
(RF) Akada, Shogo 0-for-3, 1 R 1: BB (CS), 3: G1, 5: G4, 7: F6
(LF) Arakane, Hisao 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 1: 2B, 3: HBP, 5: HR, 8: SO
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka 1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI 1: F9, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: HR
(1B) Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 0-for-4 1: G4, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: F8
(DH) Kida, Go 0-for-3 2: F8, 4: SO, 6: G5
PH-DH LaRocca, Greg 0-for-1 8: F9
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI 2: SO, 4: 1B (CS), 6: HR
(C) Suzuki, Fumihiro 1-for-2 2: SO, 4: 1B
PH-C Hidaka, Takeshi 0-for-1 6: G4
(SS) Yamasaki, Koji 1-for-3 3: 1B (BrO), 4: G4, 7: G6
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka 1-for-3, 1 R 3: 1B, 5: G1, 7: G1

Pitching

Player Name IP NP PA AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kisanuki, Hiroshi, W 6 112 29 25 8 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 4.978
Hirano, Yoshihisa, H 1 13 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.667
Kishida, Mamoru, H 1 14 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.418
Leicester, Jon, S 1 16 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.600
9 155 38 34 9 2 9 4 0 0 0 0 3 3

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Top of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Murton hits a solo homer.  Hirano grounds out to short.  Toritani strikes out looking.  Arai hits a single to left.  Kanemoto hits a single to right, runners on first and second.  Jojima strikes out swinging.

Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
K. Yamasaki hits a single to left.  Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third.  Akada hits a grounder to the pitcher, K. Yamasaki thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second.  Arakane gets hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Goto drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third.  A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third.  Kitagawa strikes out swinging.

Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Arai strikes out looking.  Kanemoto hits a single to center and gets thrown out trying to steal second.  Jojima walks.  Brazell hits a single to center, runners on first and second.  Sakurai walks to load the bases.  Katsuragi walks in a run, bases loaded.  Murton grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Sakaguchi grounds out to the pitcher.  Akada grounds out to second.  Arakane hits a solo homer.  Goto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Jojima grounds out to the pitcher.  Brazell hits a solo homer.  Sakurai flies out to center.  Katsuragi walks.  Murton hits a single to left, runners on first and second.  Hirano grounds out to short.

Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Kitagawa flies out to right.  G. Kida grounds out to third.  Baldiris hits a solo homer.  Hidaka, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Watanabe on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: Hirano moves from second to right.  Yamato takes over at second.
Arakane strikes out looking.  Goto hits a solo homer.  Kitagawa flies out to center.  LaRocca, pinch-hitting for G. Kida, flies out to right.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Akada walks and gets caught trying to steal second.  Arakane hits a double to left.  Goto flies out to right, runner on third.  Kitagawa grounds out t o second.

Top of the 5th
Hirano grounds out to second.  Toritani grounds out to first.  Arai hits a double to center.  Kanemoto lines out to third.

Notes

The Buffaloes won their second game in a row and are now 4 games under 500. ... The Tigers dropped their third straight game and are now just 3 games above 500. ... Kisanuki (ORI) won his fourth game of the year and is now 4-5.  Leicester (ORI) saved his 8th game of the year. ... Tsuru (HAN) picked up his first loss of his career.  It was actually his first decision in 7 starts. ... This was the second time Murton (HAN) led off a game with a homer this year.  The first came against the Yomiuri Giants on 4/15.