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Ten consecutive hits, ten consecutive at bats, in one inning… times two.

by on Jun.08, 2010 @ 10:17 am, under NPB

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

Batters Result Runners Count Pitch Pitcher
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

Batters Result Runners Count Pitch Pitcher
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).

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