Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 14246 | Orix leads series, 11-5-0 | Time: 3:35
Potential Starters: Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 8-6, 3.88 - Darrell Rasner (RAK) 3-7, 4.50
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 6: 1B, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-3||1: SO, 3: G4, 5: 1B|
|PH||Arakane, Hisao||1-for-1, 1 RBI||6: 2B|
|C||Yokoyama, Tetsuya||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: G3, 5: F7, 6: BB, 9: G5|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4||2: BB, 4: G6, 5: 1B, 6: G5, 9: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: BB, 5: SO, 6: G1, 9: SO|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-3, 1 R||2: DP, 4: BB, 6: 1B (SB), 7: SO|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: BB, 6: SO, 7: G4|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||3: L3, 4: G3, 6: 1B, 7: SO|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||1-for-2, 1 R||3: 2B, 4: G4|
|PH-RF||Akada, Shogo||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||6: 2B, 8: SO|
|Kisanuki, Hiroshi, W||7||105||29||26||5||0||8||1||1||1||0||0||4||4||3.953|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||1||16||5||4||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.904|
|Kishida, Mamoru, S||1||9||3||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.646|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: E3, 3: G6, 5: 1B (SB), 7: G6, 9: G6|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||1-for-3, 2 RBI||1: S1, 3: G4, 5: 1B, 7: G6|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-3||1: F7, 4: F8, 5: HBP, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: F5, 5: F8, 8: G5|
|(LF)||Linden, Todd||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: G4, 5: G4, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||2-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: 2B, 6: SO, 8: F7|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4, 1 R||2: SO, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(SS)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-4||3: G4, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: SO|
|Rasner, Darrell||5 1/3||110||26||22||7||0||6||4||0||0||0||0||4||4||4.623|
|Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi, L||0/3||1||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||5.697|
Top of the 3rd - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Orix
K. Yamasaki lines out to first. Suzuki hits a double to right. Sakaguchi hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Moriyama grounds out to second, runner on second. Goto grounds out to first.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Rasner on the mound for Orix
Cabrera grounds out to short. T-Okada walks. Kitagawa walks, runners on first and second. Baldiris walks to load the bases. K. Yamasaki drives in a run with a ground out to first, runners on second and third. Suzuki grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 5th - 4 run, 5 hits
Ruiz hits a single to left. Kusano hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Uchimura strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa steals second, runners on second and third. Takasu clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Teppei gets hit by a pitch. Yamasaki flies out to center, runners on first and third. Linden grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th - 4 runs, 5 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Kitagawa hits an infield single. Baldiris strikes out swinging as Kitagawa steals second. K. Yamasaki hits a single to left, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Kawagishi in for Rasner.
Akada, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, hits an RBI double to right, runner on second and third.
Pitching change: Satake in for Kawagishi.
Sakaguchi clears the bases with a 2-run single and advances to second on the throw. Arakane, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Goto walks, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Cabrera grounds out to third. T-Okada grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Takasu hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Teppei flies out to left. Yamasaki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Cabrera walks. T-Okada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kitagawa hits into a double play. Baldiris strikes out looking.
Top of the 5th
Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Moriyama hits a single to left. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera hits an infield single, runners on first and second. T-Okada strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 8th
Teppei strikes out looking. Yamasaki grounds out to third. Linden walks. Ruiz hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Kosaka enters the game as a pinch-runner for Ruiz. Kusano flies out to left.
The Buffaloes won their 6th straight game and are now 48-46-1 (4th place). ... The Eagles are 1-4 over their last 5 games and are now 41-51-2 (6th place).
Kisanuki (ORI) got the win and is now 9-6. He's also 2-2 in 6 starts against the Eagles. Kishida (ORI) notched his 6th save. ... Kawagishi (RAK) took the loss in relief for the Eagles and dropped to 2-5 on the year.