Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 10318 | Orix leads series, 6-5-0 | Time: 3:19
Potential Starters: Darrell Rasner (RAK) 1-7, 5.35 - Masayuki Hasegawa (ORI) 0-1, 11.81
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 8th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-3||1: L6, 3: G4, 5: G6, 8: BB|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 4: 1B (SB), 6: SO, 8: DP|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||1-for-4, 1 R||1: L6, 4: F9, 6: SO, 9: 1B|
|(3B-1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 2B (BrO), 6: F9, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Ruiz, Randy||2-for-4||2: G6, 4: 1B, 7: G6, 9: 1B|
|(1B)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: SO, 7: F4, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-3||2: G3, 5: BB (CS), 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 8: 1B, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-3||3: G6, 5: 2B, 8: S1, 9: SO|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, H||1||20||5||5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.890|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L||0/3||10||2||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.500|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-4||1: F6, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: F6|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||3-for-4, 1 RBI||1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: G4, 5: G4, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: G1, 6: 1B, 8: L6|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: F7, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-3||2: BB, 4: SO, 6: DP, 8: G5|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F4, 5: BB, 6: G3, 9: 1B|
|PR||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(C)||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||3: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: HR|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G4|
|Kamoshida, Takashi, H||2||29||6||6||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.842|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||1||14||4||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||2.267|
|Kishida, Mamoru, W||1||27||7||6||3||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.857|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 3 hits
Hasegawa on the mound for Orix
Shima hits a single to left. Teppei flies out to right. Shima steals second. Nakamura hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ruiz hits a single to center, Nakamura gets thrown out running the bases, Ruiz to second. Runner advances to third on a bad pick-off throw. Yamasaki strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris walks. Hidaka flies out to left. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Akada hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second. Goto grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Teppei hits a single to left. Nakamura flies out to center. Ruiz hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Yamasaki drives in a run with a ground out to third, runner on first. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Yamasaki. Kusano hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Makida enters the game as a pinch-runner for Kusano. Watanabe walks to load the bases. Uchimura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Kawagishi on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Nakamura moves from third to first; Nishimura takes over at third; Makida takes over in left.
Baldiris hits a single to left and is replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama. Moriyama steals second. Hidaka hits a walk-off 2-run homer.
Bottom of the 4th
Akada hits a single to center. Goto grounds out to second, runner on second. Cabrera grounds out to the pitcher. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
Kusano walks and gets caught trying to steal second. Watanabe strikes out swinging. Uchimura hits a double to left. Hijirisawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 6th
Cabrera hits a single to right. T-Okada hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Kitagawa grounds into a double play, runner on third. Baldiris grounds out to first.
Top of the 8th
Watanabe hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and second. Shima hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 8th
Akada hits a single to cneter. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Cabrera lines out to short. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Kitagawa grounds out to third.
The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 36-36-1 (4th place). ... The Eagles 0-4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 32-39-2 (6th place).
Kishida (ORI) got the win in relief and improved to 5-4. ... Kawagishi (RAK) took the loss and fell to 2-3.
Hidaka's (ORI) walk-off slam in the bottom of the 9th was the second of his career.
ORI: Hidaka (5)