Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 25432 | Series tied, 5-5-0 | Time: 2:57
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 5-4, 1.55 - Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 6-2, 4.76
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||2-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: 2B, 8: G3|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 2 R||1: G1, 4: 1B, 6: G3, 8: 3B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: F6, 6: F7, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: G5, 4: 2B, 7: G6, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Takahashi, Shinji||1-for-4||2: L3, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 9: F9|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||0-for-4||3: G5, 5: G6, 7: f2, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4||3: 1B (CS), 5: G1, 7: F9, 9: SO|
|Darvish, Yu, W||8||129||30||28||7||0||7||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||1.515|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||10||5||5||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.214|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st, 3rd, 9th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||3-for-4||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 6: G5, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Taguchi, So||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F6, 3: 1B (BrO), 6: SO, 8: f5|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: DP, 3: L3, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: F7, 7: G5, 9: 1B|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 7: G4, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Seguignol, Fernando||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G6, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4||2: G6, 5: G5, 8: G6, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 R||3: BB, 5: G4, 8: 1B, 9: L4|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-1||3: S3, 5: G1|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-1||8: 1B|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||6||86||23||22||7||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||2||2||4.596|
Bottom of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hidaka walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Taguchi hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Goto lines out to first and Taguchi is doubled off first.
Top of the 4th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Morimoto hits a single to left. Inaba hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Koyano hits a single to right, bases loaded. Itoi flies out to short. Nioka hits a 2-run double to center, Koyano gets thrown out at home, runner on second. Takahashi grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Tanaka grounds out to first. Morimoto grounds out to short. Inaba hits a triple to center. Koyano hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Itoi walks, runners on first and second. Nioka grounds out to third.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moritmoto. Inaba grounds out to the pitcher. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd
Cabrera strikes out swinging. T-Okada hits a single to right. Seguignol strikes out swinging. Runner advances to second on a bad pick-off throw. Baldiris grounds out to short.
Top of the 5th
Tsuruoka grounds out to short. M. Kaneko grounds out to the pitcher. Tanaka hits a double to left. Morimoto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Baldiris grounds out to short. Hidaka hits a single to center. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Obiki, hits a single to left, runners on first and second. K. Yamasaki enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kitagawa. Sakaguchi hits a single to center, bases loaded. Taguchi fouls out to third. Goto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th
Cabrera hits a single to right. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Seguignol hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-runner for Seguignol. Baldiris hits an infield single, bases loaded. Hidaka lines out to second and Morimoto is doubled off second.
The Fighters won their second consecutive game and are now 28-36-2 (6th place). ... The Buffaloes dropped their second straight game in a row and are now 32-32-1 (4th place).
Darvish (HAM) won his second straight start and improved to 6-4. Darvish has not lost a game to the Buffaloes since 6/29/2007 (8-0 in 11 starts). H. Takeda (HAM) recorded his second save in as many days. ... Yamamoto's (ORI) 4-game winning streak came to an end. He is now 6-3.