Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 15494 | Orix leads series, 9-5-0 | Time: 3:45
Potential Starters: Ryohei Isaka (RAK) 2-3, 4.05 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 7-7, 3.62
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-5||1: 1B, 3: SO, 4: E2, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-5||1: SO, 3: SO, 4: F8, 6: 1B, 8: G5|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||3-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B (SB), 4: 2B, 5: SO, 6: G4, 8: HR|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G6, 6: L6, 8: F9|
|(2B)||Kusano, Daisuke||2-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: BB, 9: F7|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-2, 1 R||2: BB, 4: BB, 5: BB, 7: f3, 9: G4|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: S7, 5: G4, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||0-for-2||2: DP, 4: SO|
|1B||Miyade, Ryuji||0-for-1, 1 R||6: BB, 7: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4, 1 R||3: SO, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 7: F4|
|Isaka, Ryohei, L||2||77||18||13||7||2||2||4||0||1||0||0||7||5||5.094|
|Katayama, Hiroshi||1 1/3||22||6||4||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.976|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd, 5th)
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||4-for-4, 3 R, 2 RBI||1: BB, 2: HR, 3: 1B, 4: 2B, 7: 1B|
|(CF)||Arakane, Hisao||2-for-4, 2 R||1: S3, 2: 2B, 3: 2B, 4: G5, 7: F5|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: 2B, 2: E4, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G1|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 2: BB, 3: DP, 5: DP, 8: BB|
|(LF-1B)||Okada, Takahiro||2-for-3, 2 R, 4 RBI||1: BB, 2: HR, 3: HR, 5: F7, 8: BB|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-5||1: 1B, 2: F6, 3: G6, 6: F8, 8: F8|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-4||1: SO, 2: BB, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||2-for-5, 1 R||1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: 1B, 6: F9, 8: G2|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-3||2: G1, 2: F8, 4: S2, 7: F4|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, W||5||104||25||21||7||0||9||3||0||0||0||0||5||2||3.619|
Bottom of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Arakane. Goto hits an RBI double to center, runner on second. Cabrera hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa hits a single to left, bases loaded. Caraballo strikes out swinging. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 2nd - 5 runs, 4 hits
Isaka on the mound for Rakuten.
K. Yamasaki grounds out to the pitcher. Baldiris hits a solo homer. Arakane hits a double to center. Goto reaches on a fielding error (E4) and a run scores, runner on first. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits a 3-run homer. Kitagawa flies out to short. Caraballo walks, runner on first. Suzuki hits a single to right, runners on first and second. K. Yamasaki flies out to center.
Bottom of the 3rd - 3 runs - 4 hits
Matsumoto on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris hits an infield single. Arakane hits a double to center, runners on second and third. Goto clears the bases with a 2-run single to right, runner on first. Cabrera grounds into a double play. T-Okada hits a solo homer. Kitagawa grounds out to short.
Top of the 4th - 5 runs, 4 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Teppei hits a double to left. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Kusano hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Nakamura walks to load the bases. Linden hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Ruiz strikes out swinging. Shima hits an infield single, bases loaded. Hijirisawa reaches on a throwing error (E2), 3 runs score, Hijirisawa to second. Watanabe flies out to center.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Matsumoto on the mound for Rakuten
Defense: Miyade takes over at first.
Caraballo grounds out to short. Suzuki hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Yamasaki. Baldiris hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Arakane grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kamoshida on the mound for Orix
Miyade walks. Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Watanabe hits a single to right, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Kamoshida.
Teppei drives in a run with a ground out to second, runners on second and third. Yamasaki lines out to short.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 1 hit
Leicester on the mound for Orix
Hijirisawa grounds out to second. Watanabe grounds out to third. Teppei hits a solo homer. Yamasaki flies out to right.
Top of the 1st
Hijirisawa hits a single to center. Watanabe fails on three bunt attempts. Teppei hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Teppei steals second, runners on second and third. Kusano strikes out looking.
Top of the 5th
Teppei strikes out swinging. Yamasaki grounds out to short. Kusano hits a single to right. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Linden grounds out to second.
Top of the 7th
Pitching change: Leicester in for Furukawa.
Nakamura fouls out to first. Linden hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Miyade strikes out looking. Shima flies out to second.
Bottom of the 8th
Cabrera walks and is replaced by pinch-runner Moriyama. T-Okada walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa flies out to center. Caraballo flies out to center. Suzuki grounds out to the catcher.
The Buffaloes won their second game in a row and are now 44-46-1 (5th place). ... The Eagles lost their second straight game and are now 40-47-2 (6th place).
C. Kaneko (ORI) got the win and improved to 8-7. He's also 4-0 in 5 starts against the Eagles this season. C. Kaneko's streak of complete game shutouts ended at three; he had also gone 31 consecutive innings without giving up a run. ... Isaka (RAK) took the loss and is now 0-3 in four starts since his last victory on 6/24 (vs Seibu).
C. Kaneko (ORI) was hit by a come-backer to the mound in the 4th (off Shima's bat) but stayed in the game after throwing a few practice pitchers off the mounth.
RAK: Teppei (5)
ORI: Baldiris (6), T-Okada (21, 22)