Seibu Lions vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 13481 | Seibu leads series, 8-4-0 | Time: 3:05
Potential Starters: Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 5-7, 4.23
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||1-for-4||1: F8, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(3B)||Hara, Takuya||1-for-4||1: G4, 4: G4, 6: 2B, 9: SO|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-3||1: G6, 4: G3, 6: BB, 9: G1|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4||2: 1B, 4: F8, 6: G5, 9: SO|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-3||2: G6, 5: SO, 7: G6|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: G3, 7: F8|
|(1B)||Ishii, Yoshihito||0-for-3||2: f2, 5: F7, 7: F6|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-2||3: F9, 6: L5|
|PH-C||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-3||3: SO, 6: G5, 8: G1|
|Hirano, Masamitsu, L||5 2/3||108||27||24||9||1||0||1||1||1||0||0||3||3||4.765|
|Okamoto, Yosuke||1 2/3||30||6||5||1||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||7.000|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: 1B (BrO), 4: f7, 6: G4, 8: G1|
|(RF)||Arakane, Hisao||2-for-3, 1 R||1: S1, 2: 2B, 5: F5, 7: 2B|
|PH-RF||Akada, Shogo||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: F8, 7: IBB|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: f2, 5: F7, 7: 1B|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G5, 3: F9, 6: F9, 7: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||2-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: G5, 4: HR, 6: 2B, 7: S9|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-4||2: F3, 4: f2, 6: F8, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-2||2: F8, 4: F9, 6: HBP|
|SS||Shiozaki, Makoto||0-for-1||8: F7|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, W||9||131||31||30||3||0||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.902|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 run, 3 hits
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Sakaguchi hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by Arakane. Goto hits an RBI single to right, runner on first. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits an infield single, bases loaded. Kitagawa drives in a run with a ground out to third, runners on first and third. Baldiris grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Baldiris hits a solo homer. Suzuki fouls out to the catcher. K. Yamasaki flies out to right. Sakaguchi fouls out to left.
Bottom of the 7th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Doi on the mound for Seibu
Arakane hits a double to left. Goto grounds out to short. Cabrera gets an intentional walk, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Y. Okamoto in for Doi.
Runners advance to second and third on wild pitch. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and third. Baldiris hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Nakajima hits a single to center. Takayama grounds out to short, runner on second. Brown strikes out swinging. Y. Ishii fouls out to the catcher.
Bottom of the 2nd
Suzuki flies out to first. K. Yamasaki flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Arakane hits a double to left and Sakaguchi gets thrown out at home.
Top of the 6th
Hosokawa lines out to third. Sakata grounds out to third. Kataoka hits a single to left. Hara hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Kuriyama walks to load the bases. Nakajima grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 6th
Kitagawa flies out to right. Baldiris hits a double to center. Suzuki flies out to center, runner on third. K. Yamasaki gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Doi in for Hirano.
Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
The Lions took the series, 2-1.
The Buffaloes stopped a 2-game losing streak and are now 40-39-1 (5th place). ... The Lions 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 48-35-0 (1st place).
C. Kaneko (ORI) won his second straight start and is now 6-7. This was also Kaneko's second back-to-back complete game shutout. ... Hirano (SEI) appeared in his first game of the season and got the loss.
Goto (ORI) extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
ORI: Baldiris (5)