Both the Orix Buffaloes and the Chiba Lotte Marines recorded 10 hits in 10 consecutive at bats in one inning last night. That establishes a new NPB high -- the Swallows set a record of 11 hits last season, but there was actually a walk sandwiched in between the 9th and 10th hits.
Orix vs Hiroshima
|Sakaguchi||infield single, RBI||first||3-2||slider||Takahashi|
|Arakane||double to left, RBI||first & second||2-2||sinker||Takahashi|
|Goto||single to left, RBI||second & third||1-2||fastball||Takahashi|
|T-Okada||single to right, RBI||first & third||1-0||fastball||Takahashi|
|Kitagawa||homer to right, 3 RBI||first & second||3-2||sinker||Takahashi|
|Hidaka||single to left||1-0||slider||Takahashi|
|Ikki||single to right||first||3-1||fastball||Hayashi|
|G. Kida||single to center||first & second||1-1||shuto||Hayashi|
|Obiki||single to center, RBI||bases loaded||0-1||shuto||Hayashi|
|Sakaguchi||single to left, RBI||bases loaded||1-2||fastball||Hayashi|
Lotte vs Yakult
|Minami||single to left||first||0-0||fork||Muranaka|
|Aono||single to center||first & second||1-1||fork||Muranaka|
|Nishioka||single to left, 2 RBI||bases loaded||0-2||fastball||Muranaka|
|Imae||single to center||first and second||1-1||slider||Masubuchi|
|Iguchi||infield single, RBI||bases loaded||1-2||fastball||Masubuchi|
|Kim||homer to left, 4 RBI||bases loaded||3-2||fastball||Masubuchi|
|Saburo||homer to left, RBI||3-1||fastball||Masubuchi|
|Muniz||double to right||2-2||slider||Yoshikawa|
|Satozaki||homer to right, 2 RBI||second||0-0||slider||Yoshikawa|
|Minami||single to center||0-2||fastball||Yoshikawa|
Other facts and figures:
The previous high of 9 hits in 9 consecutive at bats in one inning was accomplished 8 times.
The Marines are the second team, other than the Swallows, to have collected 10 hits in 10 at bats in one inning. The previous time the Marines accomplished the feat was on 6/11/2009.
The Buffaloes collected 9 consecutive hits on 4/3/1976 (Hankyu era).