Orix Buffaloes vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 46878 | Orix leads series, 3-1-0 | Time: 3:28
Potential Starters: Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 4-5, 4.73 - Naoto Tsuru (HAN) 1-1, 2.45
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 5th, 9th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: G1, 5: G1, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(RF)||Arakane, Hisao||0-for-2||1: HBP, 3: G4, 5: G1|
|PH-LF||Taguchi, So||1-for-2, 2 R||7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||4-for-5, 3 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(LF-1B)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-2, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 4: BB, 5: DP, 7: 2B, 9: BB|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-4||1: F7, 4: SO, 6: G4, 7: G5|
|PH||Kida, Go||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI||2: G5, 4: HR, 6: G3, 8: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Shimamura, Ikki||0-for-3||2: G6, 4: F9, 6: G5, 8: S1|
|PH-3B||Shiozaki, Makoto||0-for-1||9: DP|
|(P)||Yamamoto, Shogo||0-for-2||2: G3, 4: SO|
|PH||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-1||7: SO|
|RF||Akada, Shogo||1-for-2, 1 RBI||8: 2B, 9: F7|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||1-for-3, 1 R||3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 8: G6|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, W||6||95||21||21||5||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||5.151|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||2||48||9||8||2||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.038|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Toritani, Takashi||0-for-4||1: G6, 4: G4, 6: G4, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Hirano, Keiichi||2-for-3, 1 R||1: F7, 4: 2B, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(LF)||Murton, Matt||0-for-4||1: F4, 4: F9, 6: G5 (CS), 8: G6|
|(3B)||Arai, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: F9, 4: HR, 7: SO, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Brazell, Craig||2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: F7, 4: HR, 7: 2B, 9: L3|
|(C)||Jojima, Kenji||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Sakurai, Kodai||1-for-4, 1 RBI||3: G1, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Asai, Ryo||0-for-2||3: G6, 5: F9|
|PH||Kanemoto, Tomoaki||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(P)||Tsuru, Naoto||0-for-1||3: G1|
|PH||Saka, Katsuhiko||0-for-1||5: SO|
|PH||Katsuragi, Ikuro||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Tsuru, Naoto||4 1/3||87||21||18||4||1||3||2||1||0||0||0||3||3||3.076|
|Kawasaki, Yusuke, H||2/3||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.226|
|Uezono, Keiji, L||1 2/3||27||8||7||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||3.793|
|Egusa, Hirotaka||1 1/3||21||7||6||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||5.023|
Top of the 4th - 3 runs, 2 hits
Tsuru on the mound for Hanshin
Goto hits a single to center. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa strikes out swinging. Hidaka hits a 3-run homer. Ikki flies out to right. Yamamoto strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 4th - 3 runs, 4 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Toritani grounds out to second. Hirano hits a double to right. Murton flies out to right, runner on third. Arai hits a 2-run homer. Brazell hits a solo homer. Jojima hits a single to left and gets thrown out trying to stretch it into a double.
Top of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Uezono on the mound for Hanshin
Moriyama, pinch-hitting for Yamamoto, strikes out looking. Obiki walks. Sakaguchi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Arakane, grounds out to short, runners on first and third. Goto hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Egusa in for Uezono
T-Okada clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Kitagawa grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Defense: Akada takes over in right.
Arai strikes out swinging. Brazell hits a double to left. Jojima grounds out to third. Sakurai hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kanemoto, pinch-hitting for Asai, strikes out swinging.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Egusa on the mound for Hanshin
Defense: S. Fujikawa takes over in center.
Hidaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ikki. Akada hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Obiki grounds out to short. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Sugiyama on the mound for Hanshin
Taguchi hits a single to center. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada walks to load the bases. G. Kida, pinch-hitting for Hirano, hits an RBI single to right, bases loaded. Hidaka hits an RBI single to right, base loaded. Shiozaka, pinch-hitting for Ikki, grounds into a double play, runners on second and third. Akada flies out to left.
Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi strikes out looking. Arakane gets hit by a pitch. Goto flies out to left. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa flies out to left.
Top of the 5th
Obiki hits a single to center. Sakaguchi grounds out to the pitcher, runner on first. Arakane reaches on an throwing error (E6), runners on first and second. Goto hits an infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Kawasaki in for Tsuru.
T-Okada grounds into a double play.
The Buffaloes won the Inter-league series against the Tigers, 3-1.
The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 2 games under 500. ... The Tigers 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 5 games above 500. ... Yamamoto (ORI) won his third straight start and is now 5-2. .. Uezono (HAN) dropped his second straight start and and even his record to 3-3.