Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 10577 | Series tied, 5-5-0 | Time: 2:46
Potential Starters: Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 8-5, 2.76 - Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 7-5, 4.04
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: G4, 3: 3B, 6: G4, 8: F7|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||0-for-3||1: G6, 3: G4, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: SO, 7: G4, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: G6, 7: F9, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: L6, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-3||2: F8, 5: L7, 7: BB, 9: L4|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3||2: F7, 5: G1, 7: HBP, 9: F8|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: G4|
|PH||Kawaguchi, Kenshi||0-for-1||7: G6|
|(2B)||Akaminai, Ginji||0-for-3||3: F7, 6: G1, 8: G1|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, L||7||123||31||29||8||1||8||1||0||1||0||0||3||3||2.822|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: G4, 6: G4|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||1-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: G3, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||2-for-4, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: HR, 3: 1B, 5: G3, 7: G6|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 5: SO, 7: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G3, 5: SO, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Taguchi, So||1-for-3||1: 1B, 3: BB, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3||1: G6, 3: F4, 6: 2B, 8: HBP (BrO)|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 6: E3, 8: 2B|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||2: F3, 4: S3|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-1||6: SO|
|Kisanuki, Hiroshi, W||9||138||34||31||4||0||4||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.651|
Bottom of the 1st - 3 runs, 4 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits a single to left. Akada hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Goto hits a 3-run homer. Cabrera strikes out looking. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Taguchi hits a single to center. Baldiris grounds out to short.
Top of the 3rd
Watanabe strikes out swinging. Ginji flies out to left. Hijirisawa hits a triple to center. Shima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Goto hits a single to right. Cabrera flies out to center. T-Okada grounds out to first, runner on second. Taguchi walks, runners on first and second. Baldiris flies out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Hidaka hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Yamasaki. Sakaguchi grounds out to second, runner on third. Akada strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th
Taguchi strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits a double to left. Hidaka reaches on a fielding error (E3), runners on first and third. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for K. Yamasaki, strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Teppei grounds out to second. Nakamura flies out to right. Ruiz hits a single to left. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second. Kusano gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Kenshi, pinch-hitting for Watanabe, grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
T-Okada flies out to left. Taguchi grounds out to short. Baldiris gets hit by a pitch. Hidaka hits a double to left and Baldiris gets thrown out at home.
The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 35-36-1 (4th place). ... The Eagles are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 32-38-2 (6th place).
Kisanuki (ORI) got the win and is now 5-0 over his last 6 starts (including 4 straight wins in row). Kisanuki is now 8-5. This was also Kisanuki first complete game shutout since 9/2/2003. ... Tanaka (RAK) dropped his third straight game in a row and is now 8-6.
ORI: Goto (6)