Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 8164 | Series tied, 8-8-0 | Time: 2:53
Potential Starters: Masao Kida (HAM) 4-0, 3.76 - Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 4-6, 3.44
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 6th, 7th)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: F8, 3: F8, 6: 1B, 8: F5|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-3||1: F9, 3: G1, 6: DP, 8: BB|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: SO, 4: SO, 7: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: F8, 7: DP, 8: SO|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||1-for-3||2: 1B, 4: F9, 7: BB, 9: G3|
|(1B)||Takahashi, Shinji||1-for-3||2: f2, 5: G5, 7: 1B|
|PH||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|(DH)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-3||2: BB, 5: G5, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-2||2: f3, 5: L4|
|PH-LF||Konta, Toshimasa||1-for-2, 1 R||8: 1B, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4||3: SO, 6: G6, 8: 1B (BrO), 9: SO|
|Kida, Masao, L||4 2/3||78||25||22||10||1||2||2||0||1||0||0||5||5||4.395|
|Sakakibara, Ryo||1 1/3||18||5||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.182|
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 3rd)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F7, 2: SO, 5: HR, 6: F8|
|(RF)||Moriyama, Makoto||3-for-4, 2 R||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: 1B, 6: F9|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: F7, 3: SO, 5: G4, 6: G4|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||2-for-3, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: 2B, 5: BB, 7: F6|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: F8, 7: SO|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-3, 1 R||1: G6, 3: DP, 5: 1B|
|PH-DH||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-1||7: SO|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: L6, 4: f5, 5: 1B, 8: SO|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||2-for-4, 2 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G6, 5: 1B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-3||2: S1, 4: G4, 5: L6, 8: SO|
|Kondo, Kazuki, W||7 2/3||116||30||27||7||0||5||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.287|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, S||1 1/3||22||6||6||2||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.941|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi flies out to left. Moriyama hits an infield single. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera hits a single to left, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Kitagawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 5th - 4 runs 5 hits
Kida on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi hits a solo homer. Moriyama hits a single to right. Goto grounds out to second, runner on second. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. T-Okada flies out to center. Kitagawa hits a single to left, bases loaded. Baldiris hits an RBI single to left, bases remain loaded.
Pitching change: Sakakibara in for Kida.
K. Yamasaki hits a 2-run infield single, runners on first and second. Suzuki lines out to short.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Konta, pinch-hitting for Ono, hits a single to center. M. Kaneko hits a single to center, Konta to third and M. Kaneko gets thrown out trying to get to second, runner on third. Tanaka flies out to third. Morimoto walks, runners on first and third. Inaba hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Kondo.
Koyano strikes out looking.
Top of the 2nd
Koyano strikes out looking. Itoi hits a single to right. Takahashi fouls out to the catcher. Nakata walks, runners onf first and second. Ono fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 2nd
Baldiris lines out to short. K. Yamasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Suzuki. Sakaguchi strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 3rd
Moriyama hits an infield single. Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera hits a double to right, runners on second and third. T-Okada walks to load the bases. Kitagawa grounds into a double play.
Top of the 7th
Inaba hits a single to center. Koyano hits into a double play. Itoi walks. Takahashi hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Nakata strikes out looking.
Top of the 9th
Itoi grounds out to first. Nioka, pinch-hitting for Takaguchi, hits an infield single. Murata enters the game as a pinch-runner for Nioka. Nakata hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Konta strikes out swinging. M. Kaneko strikes out swinging.
The Buffaloes won their fifth game in a row (their first such streak of the season) and are now 47-46-1 (4th place). ... The Fighters lost their third straight game and are now 46-48-2 (5th place).
Kondo (ORI) got the win and is now 5-6 on the year. He also evened his record out to 2-2 in 5 starts against the Fighters this year. Hirano (ORI) recored his first save of the year (and of his career). ... Kida (HAM) was saddled with his first loss of the season and is now 4-1.
ORI: Sakaguchi (3)