Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 24957 | Nippon Ham leads series, 7-5-0 | Time: 3:09
Potential Starters: Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 7-4, 5.00 - Masao Kida (HAM) 2-0, 2.86
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: G4, 6: G4, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Moriyama, Makoto||2-for-2, 1 R||1: 1B, 4: 1B|
|PH-RF||Arakane, Hisao||0-for-2||6: G6, 8: F9|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-3||1: DP, 4: 1B, 6: HBP, 9: G3|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-4||2: f9, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: G3, 4: S8, 7: SO, 9: HR|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||2-for-4||2: SO, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||0-for-4||3: G6, 5: G6, 7: G6, 9: G4|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-1||3: BB, 5: SO|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-1||7: F8|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||3: S1, 5: G5|
|PH-SS||Shiozaki, Makoto||0-for-1||8: SO|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||3 2/3||85||21||18||9||1||4||1||1||1||1||0||4||4||5.233|
|Katsuki, Ryota||1 1/3||21||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.560|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||3-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 2: G3, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B (CS)|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-2||1: S5, 2: G4, 4: BB, 6: SO|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3||1: G3, 2: 1B (BrO), 4: HBP, 7: F7|
|(3B-1B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 2: 2B, 4: F9, 7: F8|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: F8, 5: 1B, 7: F8|
|(DH)||Ugumori, Atsushi||1-for-2, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO|
|PH-DH||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-1||5: G4|
|PH-DH||Takaguchi, Takayuki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: G6, 8: BB|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 4: SO, 5: G4, 8: S1|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||0-for-4||1: F4, 4: SO, 6: F9, 8: G4|
|Kida, Masao, W||5||80||18||15||3||0||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||2.700|
|Ishii, Yuya, H||1 1/3||19||5||4||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.000|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||1||12||3||3||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.378|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||12||5||5||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.340|
Bottom of the 1st - 4 runs, 6 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Tanaka hits an infield single and advances to second on sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba grounds out to first, runner on third. Koyano hits a 2-run homer. Itoi hits a single to right. Ugumori hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Ono hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. M. Kaneko flies out to second.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Moriyama hits a single to left. Goto hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Cabrera grounds out to short, runners on first and third. T-Okada hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Kitagawa grounds out to third.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham.
Defense: Tsuruoka is the new catcher; Iiyama takes over at third; Koyano moves from third to first.
Goto grounds out to first. Cabrera strikes out swinging. T-Okada hits a solo-homer. Kitagawa hits a single to right. Baldiris grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 2nd
Tanaka grounds out to first. Morimoto grounds out to second. Inaba hits a single to center. Koyano hits a double to left and Inaba gets thrown out at home.
Top of the 3rd
Baldiris grounds out to short. Suzuki walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Yamasaki. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Ono strikes out swinging. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits a single to center, steals second, and advances to third on a wild pitch. Morimoto walks, runners on first and third. Inaba gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Yamamoto.
Koyano flies out to right.
Bottom of the 5th
Itoi hits an infield single. Tsuboi, pinch-hitting for Ugumori, grounds out to second, runner on second. Yang (Yoh) grounds out to short, runner on third. Ono grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Takaguchi, pinch-hitting for Tsuboi, strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. M. Kaneko grounds out to second.
The Fighters won their third straight game and are now 42-39-2 (4th place). ... The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 40-40-1 (5th place).
Kida (HAM) started his second game of the year and picked up his first victory as a starter. He is now 3-0 on the year. H. Takeda (HAM) recorded his 4th save of the year. ... Yamamoto (ORI) took the loss and is now 7-5. Prior to the start, Yamamoto was 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA (1.29 WHIP) over 4 starts against the Nippon Ham Fighters this year.
The benches cleared after Inaba (HAM) was hit in the 4th inning. The umps warned both benches after Goto (ORI) was hit in the 6th inning.
ORI: T-Okada (18)
HAM: Koyano (6)