Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 17:00
Attendance: 14693 | Orix leads series, 12-6-0 | Time: 3:00
Potential Starters: Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 7-6, 5.29 - Masahiro Tanaka (RAK) 8-6, 2.82
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 3rd)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 2: SO, 5: F4, 7: 1B, 9: G4|
|(RF)||Akada, Shogo||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: L6, 6: F5, 7: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||2-for-4||1: SO, 3: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: DP, 6: G5, 8: F8|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3||2: 2B, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(DH)||Caraballo, Francisco||2-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: 1B, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HBP, 4: F8, 7: 2B, 9: G6|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-2||2: F4, 5: G6|
|PH||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-1||7: G6|
|SS||Kaneko, Keisuke||1-for-1||9: 1B (SB)|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-1||7: F4|
|C||Yokoyama, Tetsuya||0-for-1||9: SO|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||3 1/3||42||14||13||5||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||5.400|
|Kamoshida, Takashi||1 2/3||22||5||5||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.214|
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4, 2 RBI||1: G4, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: G6|
|(SS-2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-4||1: L3, 3: G6 (CS), 6: SO, 8: G1|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: G3, 6: F9, 8: F7|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-4||2: G5, 4: 1B, 6: F7, 8: SO|
|(1B)||Ruiz, Randy||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 4: G6, 7: SO|
|(3B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: SO, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Takasu, Yosuke||0-for-2||2: DP, 4: F8|
|PH||Linden, Todd||1-for-1||7: 1B|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B|
|(LF)||Makida, Akihisa||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 2B, 5: G3, 7: 1B|
|Tanaka, Masahiro, W||6 0/3||94||25||24||7||0||6||0||1||0||0||0||2||2||2.831|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||2||28||8||7||1||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.095|
|Koyama, Shinichiro, S||1||22||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.649|
Bottom of the 2nd - 1 run, 1 hit
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Yamasaki grounds out to third. Ruiz hits a solo homer. Nakamura walks. Takasu grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 3rd - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Shima hits a single to center. Makida hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Hijirisawa clears the bases with a 2-runs single to center, runner on first. Uchimura grounds out to short, runner on first. Uchimura gets thrown out trying to steal second. Teppei grounds out to first.
Top of the 7th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Tanaka on the mound for Rakuten
Caraballo hits a single to center. Baldiris hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Moriyama enters the game as a pinch-hitter for K. Yamasaki.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Tanaka.
Moriyama grounds out to short, runner on third. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, flies out to second. Sakaguchi hits an RBI infield single, runner first. Akada strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Akada grounds out to second, runner on third. Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
T-Okada hits a double to left. Caraballo hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Baldiris gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. K. Yamasaki flies out to second. Suzuki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 7th
Ruiz strikes out swinging. Nakamura grounds out to short. Linden, pinch-hitting for Takasu, hits a single to center. Nishimura enters the game as a pinch-runner for Linden. Shima hits single to center, runners on first and second. Makida hits an infield single, base loaded. Hijirisawa grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th
Baldiris grounds out to short. K. Kaneko hits a single to center and steals second. Yokoyama strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 42-52-2 (6th place). ... The Buffaloes' 7-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 49-47-1 (4th place).
Tanaka (RAK) made his first start since 6/29 (vs Orix) and also picked up his first victory since 6/6 (vs Yomiuri). Between victories, Tanaka went 0-3 in three starts. Tanaka improved to 3-1 in 5 starts against the Buffaloes this year and is now 9-6 on the year. Koyama (RAK) saved his 7th game of the year. ... Yamamoto (ORI) took the loss and is now 0-3 in three starts since his last victory on 7/2 (vs Softbank). Yamamoto is also 0-1 in 2 starts against the Eagles this season. Yamamoto is now 7-7 on the year.
Tanaka has won 29 games at Kleenex Stadium.
RAK: Ruiz (7)