Orix Buffaloes vs Chiba Lotte Marines @ Chiba Marine Stadium - 18:15
Attendance: 12989 | Lotte leads series, 6-3-0 | Time: 3:33
Potential Starters: Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 4-6, 4.53 - Shunsuke Watanabe (LOT) 4-3, 4.03
Hitting (LOB: 11, DPs in: 4th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 2B, 2: G6, 4: F4, 6: 2B, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Arakane, Hisao||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: F8, 5: 2B, 6: 1B, 9: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-3||1: F7, 3: BB, 5: BB, 6: f2, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: BB, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-4||1: f5, 3: F7, 5: SO, 7: f7|
|(DH)||Seguignol, Fernando||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 3: F6, 5: G3, 7: F9|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3||2: G4, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-4||2: f5, 4: DP, 5: F4, 8: F5|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||1-for-3||2: BB, 4: 2B, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, L||6||126||27||24||7||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.623|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F7, 5: BB, 7: F8, 8: f5|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: 2B|
|PH-3B||Heiuchi, Hisao||0-for-1||7: F8|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 3: F9, 5: 1B, 7: HR|
|(DH)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: SO, 5: G5, 7: HR|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 4: BB, 5: F6, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-3||1: SO, 4: F7, 6: F7, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Fukuura, Kazuya||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: G3, 6: 2B, 8: G3|
|(C)||Satozaki, Tomoya||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: L6, 6: G1, 8: BB|
|(CF)||Okada, Yoshifumi||0-for-2||2: G4 (CS), 5: G4|
|PH||Muniz, Juan||0-for-1||6: G2|
|CF||Minami, Ryusuke||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Watanabe, Shunsuke, W||5||104||26||20||6||0||1||6||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.902|
|Uchi, Tatsuya, H||1||16||5||5||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.842|
|Ito, Yoshihiro, H||1||11||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.582|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Nishioka hits a single to left. Imae grounds out to short. Iguchi grounds out to short. Kim walks, runners on first and second. Omatsu clears the bases with a 2-run double to right, runner on second. Saburo strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th - 1 run, 1 hit
S. Watanabe on the mound for Lotte
Arakane hits a double to left. Goto walks, runners on first and second. Cabrera walks to load the bases. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Seguignol drives in a run with a ground out to first, runners on first and third. Baldiris walks to load the bases. Hidaka flies out to second.
Bottom of the 5th - 2 runs, 2 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Okada grounds out to second. Nishioka walks. Imae hits an RBI double to center and advances to third on throw. Iguchi hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kim grounds out to third. Omatsu flies out to short.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hit
Uchi on the mound for Lotte
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Arakane hits an RBI single to center and advances to second on an error (E6). Goto fouls out to the catcher. Cabrera strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kamoshida on the mound for Orix
Nishioka flies out to center. Heiuchi, pinch-hitting for Imae, flies out to center. Iguchi hits a solo homer. Kim hits a solo homer. Omatsu strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Arakane flies out to right. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada fouls out to third.
Top of the 2nd
Seguignol hits a double to left. Baldiris grounds out to second, runner on third. Hidaka fouls out to third. Obiki walks, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi grounds out to short.
Top of the 3rd
Arakane flies out to center. Goto walks. Cabrera gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. T-Okada flies out to left. Seguignol flies out to short.
Top of the 4th
Baldiris hits a single to left. Hidaka grounds into a double play. Obiki hits a double to left. Sakaguchi flies out to second.
Bottom of the 6th
Saburo flies out to left. Fukuura hits a double to right. Satozaki grounds out to the pitcher, runner on third. Muniz, pinch-hitting for Okada, grounds out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 8th
Saburo walks. Fukuura grounds out to first, runner on second. Satozaki walks, runners on first and second. Minami strikes out swinging. Nishioka fouls out to third.
With the rain-out, the series ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Marines are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 38-27-2 (2nd place). ... The Buffaloes are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 33-34-1 (5th place).
S. Watanabe (LOT) recorded his first decision since a victory on 5/18 (he had gone four starts without a decision and has not lost a game since 4/27). S. Watanabe is now 5-3. ... C. Kaneko (ORI) dropped his third straight start and is now 4-7.
Imae (LOT) tweaked his right hamstring while running the bases in the 5th. He was taken out of the game prior to his at bat in the 7th as a precaution. It doesn't appear to be serious as he will likely travel with the team to Sapporo tomorrow.
LOT: Iguchi (6), Kim (17)