Chunichi Dragons vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 11429 | Chunichi leads series, 3-0-0 | Time: 3:39
Potential Starters: Yudai Kawai (CHU) 1-0, 0.00 - Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 2-4, 3.60
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)
|(SS)||Araki, Masahiro||1-for-5||1: 1B, 3: L6, 6: SO, 7: SO, 9: G3|
|(CF)||Oshima, Yohei||1-for-5, 1 R||1: G6, 3: F8, 6: G4, 8: 1B, 9: G6|
|(3B)||Morino, Masahiko||0-for-2, 1 RBI||1: DP, 4: HBP, 6: BB, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Blanco, Tony||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Wada, Kazuhiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: HR, 8: G1|
|(2B)||Ibata, Hirokazu||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: DP, 7: G6, 9: BB|
|(RF)||Cesar, Dionys||1-for-3, 1 R||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Arai, Ryota||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G6|
|PH||Nomoto, Kei||0-for-0||7: BB|
|1B||Koike, Masaaki||0-for-0||9: S3|
|(C)||Tanishige, Motonobu||2-for-4, 2 RBI||3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|Kawai, Yudai||5 1/3||111||25||23||9||0||3||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||2.382|
|Takahashi, Akifumi||1 1/3||14||4||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.271|
|Asao, Takuya, W||2/3||11||2||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.551|
|Iwase, Hitoki, S||1||13||4||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0.574|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: 1B, 7: f5, 9: F7|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||1-for-4, 1 R||1: DP, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 2B, 7: F9|
|(LF-1B)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: G6, 5: F9, 8: G3|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G6, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Taguchi, So||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: F9, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-2||2: 1B, 5: G6, 6: S1|
|PH||Shiozaki, Makoto||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(3B)||Shimamura, Ikki||1-for-3, 1 R||2: G4, 5: 3B, 6: G1, 9: S1|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 6: SO|
|PH||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||9: G1|
|Kondo, Kazuki||6 1/3||116||25||23||6||1||9||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||3.407|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||2/3||16||3||2||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.011|
|Kishida, Mamoru, H||1||18||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||4.350|
|Leicester, Jon, L||1||22||6||3||1||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||2||2||4.263|
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Kawai on the mound for Chunichi
Hidaka grounds out to short. Ikki hits a triple to center, runner on third. Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Akada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. T-Okada flies out to right.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Wada hits a solo homer. Ibata grounds out to short. Cesar hits a single to center.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kondo.
Nomoto, pinch-hitting for Arai, walks, runners on first and second. Tanishige strikes out swinging. Araki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Oshima hits a single to left and advances all the way to third on a bad pick-off throw. Morino drives in a run on a ground out to third. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Leicester on the mound for Orix
Ibata walks. Cesar walks, runners on first and second.
Defense: Arakane takes over in left.
Koike hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Tanishige hits a 2-run single to right, runner advances to second on throw. Araki grounds out to first, runner on third. Oshima grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi walks. Akada grounds out to short, runner on second. Goto grounds out to second.
Top of the 4th
Morino gets hit by a pitch. Blanco strikes out swinging. Wada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Ibata grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th
Kitagawa hits a single to right. Taguchi hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Hidaka hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Suzuki in for Kawai.
Ikki grounds out to the pitcher. Obiki strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 9th
Shiozaki, pinch-hitting for Hidaka, hits a single to center. Ikki hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Shiozaki. K. Yamasaki, pinch-hitting for Obiki, grounds out to the pitcher. Sakaguchi flies out to left.
The Dragons stopped a 3-game losing streak and are now 2 games above 500. ... The Buffaloes are 4-1 over their last 5 games. They are now 3 games under 500. ... Asao (CHU) won the game for the Dragons and improved to 4-1. Iwase (CHU) recorded his 14th save. ... Leicester (ORI) took the loss for the Buffaloes and is now 0-2 on the year.