Yomiuri Giants vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 32779 | Series tied, 2-2-0 | Time: 3:07
Potential Starters: Shugo Fujii (YOM) 4-1, 2.92 - Satoshi Komatsu (ORI) 3-3, 3.03
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Sakamoto, Hayato||0-for-4||1: G6, 2: F7, 5: F7, 7: G4|
|(RF)||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||1-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(3B)||Ogasawara, Michihiro||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: DP, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(DH)||Ramirez, Alex||0-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: F7, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(C)||Abe, Shinnosuke||0-for-3||1: BB, 4: G6, 7: F9, 9: F7|
|(LF)||Kamei, Yoshiyuki||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 4: G1, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Lee, Seung-Yeop||0-for-3||1: G3, 4: F8, 7: BB, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Suzuki, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: G4, 5: G5, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Wakiya, Ryota||0-for-2||2: G3, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|Yamaguchi, Tetsuya, H||1 1/3||15||4||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.812|
|Toyoda, Kiyoshi, H||2/3||25||5||4||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||5.400|
|Ochi, Daisuke, L||1/3||19||6||5||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||3||1||1.742|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-4||1: F8, 3: F7, 5: f2, 7: L6|
|(RF)||Shimoyama, Shinji||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 6: F9, 8: 1B|
|PR-RF||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4, 1 R||1: G3, 4: G4, 6: G6, 8: E1|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4||1: 1B, 4: G5, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G4, 4: SO, 7: F9, 8: HBP|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G1, 5: HR, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: F7, 5: G6, 7: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||2-for-4||2: G4, 5: 2B, 7: 1B, 8: L5|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-2||3: G5, 5: G6|
|PH||Taguchi, So||0-for-0||7: BB|
|PR-SS||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Komatsu, Satoshi||6 2/3||101||26||23||4||0||5||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.976|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, W||1 1/3||18||5||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.964|
|Kishida, Mamoru, S||1||11||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.078|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
Komatsu on the mound for Orix
Sakamoto grounds out to short. Takahashi strikes out swinging. Ogasawara hits a single to center. Ramirez walks, runners on first and second. Abe walks to load the bases. Kamei hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second. Lee grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Fujii on the mound for Yomiuri
Kitagawa hits a solo homer. Baldiris grounds out to short. Hidaka hits a double to center and advances to third on a balk. Obiki grounds out to short. Sakaguchi fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Ochi on the mound for Yomiuri
Shimoyama hits an infield single and gets replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama. Goto reaches on a throwing error (E1), runners on first and second. Cabrera strikes out swinging. T-Okada gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to left, bases loaded. Baldiris hits a 2-run single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hoshino in for Ochi.
Hidaka lines out to third. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi flies out to center. Shimoyama hits a single to right. Goto grounds out to first, runner on first. Cabrera hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Abe flies out to right. Kamei flies out to right. Lee walks. Suzuki hits a single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Komatsu.
Wakiya walks to load the bases. Sakamoto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
T-Okada flies out to right.
Pitching change: Toyoda in for Yamaguchi.
Kitagawa hits a single to center. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Hidaka hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Obiki, walks to load the bases. K. Yamasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Taguchi. Sakaguchi lines out to short.
The two teams ended Inter-league play tied at two games a piece.
The Buffaloes are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now at 500. ... The Giants' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 14 games above 500.
Hirano (ORI) got the win and is now 4-1. Kishida (ORI) picked up his first save of the year. ... Ochi (YOM) took the loss in relief and is 2-2 on the year. His last victory in relief game on 4/24 (vs Hiroshima). Including tonight's loss, he is now 0-2 in 13 appearances since then.