Orix Buffaloes vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 15278 | Orix leads series, 2-0-0 | Time: 3:33
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 3-4, 4.79 - Daisuke Miura (YOK) 3-2, 5.50
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||0-for-5||1: G1, 3: G4, 6: F8, 7: SO, 9: F7|
|(LF)||Taguchi, So||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G6, 6: G5, 7: G1|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: F8, 6: 2B, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G3, 4: SO, 6: 2B, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||2-for-4||2: 2B, 4: F3, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-4||2: 1B, 5: F9, 6: f2, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||1-for-4, 1 R||2: f3, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(P)||Kaneko, Chihiro||0-for-2||2: f7, 5: F8, 7: S2|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: G4, 6: BB, 7: 2B, 9: 1B|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, W||6 2/3||131||33||29||10||0||9||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||4.325|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.100|
|Kishida, Mamoru, H||1||25||5||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||4.500|
|Leicester, Jon, S||1||7||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.176|
Hitting (LOB: 14, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Ishikawa, Takehiro||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: F7, 2: 1B (SB), 4: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Fujita, Kazuya||2-for-4||1: 1B, 2: SO, 4: L5, 7: 1B, 8: S1|
|(1B)||Uchikawa, Seiichi||1-for-5||1: 2B, 3: G4, 5: G3, 7: F9, 8: F9|
|(3B)||Murata, Shuichi||2-for-3||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Sledge, Terrmel||0-for-5||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: F6|
|(RF)||Shimozono, Tatsuya||0-for-3||1: SO, 3: SO, 5: G4, 7: BB|
|PH||Yamazaki, Noriharu||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(CF)||Kinjo, Tatsuhiko||3-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|(C)||Kurobane, Toshiki||1-for-2||2: G1, 4: 1B, 6: S1|
|PH||Kuwahara, Yoshiyuki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(P)||Kobayashi, Futoshi||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: f2|
|PH||Castillo, Jose||0-for-1||6: G1|
|RF||Ide, Shotaro||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Kobayashi, Futoshi, L||5 2/3||99||23||22||5||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||0.885|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Kinjo hits an infield single and advances to second on a throwing error (E3). Kurobane grounds out to the pitcher. F. Kobayashi strikes out swinging. Ishikawa hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Ishikawa steals second. Fujita strikes out swinging.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
F. Kobayashi on the mound for Yokohama
Sakaguchi walks. Akada flies out to center. Taguchi grounds out to third. Goto hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. T-Okada hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Baldiris hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Sanada in for F. Kobayashi.
Hidaka fouls out to the catcher.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Bootcheck on the mound for Yokohama
Obiki hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by C. Kaneko. Sakaguchi hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Akada strikes out swinging. Taguchi grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Ushida on the mound for Yokohama
Defense: Hosoyamada is the new catcher.
Hidaka strikes out swinging. Obiki strikes out swinging. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Kishida, hits a single to center and advances to third on two errors (E8 and E6). Moriyama* enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kitagawa. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Akada flies out to left.
* yahoo mentions a pinch-runner but a few other sites make no mention of him in the box scores.
Bottom of the 1st
Ishikawa flies out to left. Fujita hits a single to left. Uchikawa hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Murata walks to load the bases. Sledge strikes out swinging. Shimozono strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
T-Okada grounds out to first. Baldiris hits a double to left. Hidaka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Obiki fouls out to first. C. Kaneko fouls out to left.
Bottom of the 4th
Kinjo hits a single to center. Kurobane hits a single to right, runners on first and third. F. Kobayashi fouls out on a sac bunt attempt. Ishikawa strikes out swinging. Fujita lines out to third.
Bottom of the 6th
Kinjo hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Kurobane. Castillo, pinch-hitting for Sanada, grounds out to the pitcher. Ishikawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Fujita hits an infield single. Uchikawa flies out to right. Murata hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Sledge strikes out swinging. Shimozono walks to load the bases.
Pitching change: Hirano in for C. Kaneko.
Kinjo strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Kuwahara, pinch-hitting for Kurobane, strikes out swinging. Ide hits a single to center. Ishikawa gets an infield hit, runners on first and second. Fujita hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Uchikawa flies out to right.
The Buffaloes won their second straight game and are now 2 games under 500. ... The Bay Stars dropped their second straight game and are now 7 games under 500. ... C. Kaneko (ORI) picked up his first win since 4/23 and evened his record out to 4-4. Leicester (ORI) racked up his 9th save of the year. ... F. Kobayashi (YOK) dropped his first game as a starter this season and is now 0-1. ... Baldiris (ORI) extended his hitting streak to 15 games.