Orix Buffaloes vs Seibu Lions @ Seibu Dome - 17:00
Attendance: 22643 | Seibu leads series, 11-7-0 | Time: 3:15
Potential Starters: Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 7-8, 5.36 - Fumiya Nishiguchi (SEI) 1-2, 7.92
Hitting (LOB: 7, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: F7, 6: 2B, 8: 3B|
|(RF-LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: 1B, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: G4, 4: G4, 6: F7, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-1||2: SO|
|PH-RF||Shimoyama, Shinji||0-for-3||4: F9, 7: SO, 9: G4|
|(LF-1B)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-4||2: SO, 5: G3, 7: 2B, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3||2: SO, 5: BB, 7: F7, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-3||3: SO, 5: SO, 7: G6, 9: BB|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||3: F8, 5: SO|
|C||Maeda, Daisuke||1-for-2, 1 R||8: 2B, 9: F8|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-3||3: G4, 6: F8, 8: SO|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||4 2/3||76||20||19||5||2||4||0||1||0||1||0||3||3||5.381|
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 4th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 5: SO, 6: G6|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||0-for-4||1: G1, 3: SO, 5: E3, 6: G5|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||1-for-4||1: G6, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 7: G5|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-4, 2 R||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: 1B (SB), 7: G6|
|(DH)||Brown, Dee||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F7, 4: HBP, 6: 1B, 7: F7|
|(3B)||Hirao, Hiroshi||0-for-2||2: G4, 4: DP|
|PH-3B||Hara, Takuya||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||6: 1B, 8: F7|
|(RF)||Takayama, Hisashi||3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||2: HR, 5: HR, 6: F9, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Uemoto, Tatsuyuki||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: SO, 5: F9, 6: 1B (SB) (BrO), 8: F7|
|(LF)||Sato, Tomoaki||2-for-3, 1 RBI||3: G4, 5: 1B (SB), 6: 1B|
|PH-LF||Oshima, Hiroyuki||0-for-1||8: F8|
|Nishiguchi, Fumiya, W||6||82||21||20||2||0||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6.627|
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Fernandez hits a double to left. Brown flies out to left. Hirao grounds out to second, runner on third. Takayama hits a 2-run homer. Uemoto strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Takayama hits a solo homer. Uemoto flies out to right. Sato hits a single to left. Kataoka strikes out swinging as Sato steals second. Kuriyama reaches on a fielding error (E3), runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Higa in for Yamamoto.
Nakajima grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 6th - 3 runs, 5 hits
Leicester on the mound for Orix
Fernandez hits a single to right. Brown hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Hara enters the game as a pinch-hiter for Hirao. Runners advance to second and third on a bad throw (E2). Hara hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Takayama flies out to right. Uemoto hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Uemoto steals second, runners on second and third. Sato hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. Kataoka hits a grounder to short and Uemoto gets thrown out trying to score.
Pitching change: Y. Maeda in for Leicester.
Kuriyama grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Onodera on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Y. Ishii takes over at first.
D. Maeda ihts a double to right and advances to third on a wild pitch. K. Kaneko strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits an RBI triple to right, runner on third. Moriyama strikes out swinging. Goto grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 4th
Nakajima hits a single to center. Fernandez flies out to center. Runner advances to second on wild pitch. Brown gets hit by a pitch, runners on first and second. Hirao grounds into a double play.
Top of the 6th
K. Kaneko flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Moriyama strikes out swinging. Goto flies out to left.
Top of the 7th
Shimoyama strikes out swinging. T-Okada hits a double to left. Baldiris flies out to left. Caraballo grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 8th
Hara flies out to left. Takayama hits a double to right. Uemoto flies out to left. Oshima, pinch-hitting for Sato, flies out to center.
Top of the 9th
Shimoyama grounds out to second. T-Okada strikes out swinging. Baldiris hits a single to left. Caraballo walks, runners on first and second. D. Maeda flies out to center.
Seibu swept the series, 3-0.
The Lions won their 8th game in a row and are now 63-47-0 (1st place). ... The Buffaloes are 0-4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 53-54-2 (5th place).
Nishiguchi (SEI) got the win and evened his record to 2-2. It was also his first victory since 4/15 (vs Rakuten). ... Yamamoto (ORI) took the loss and dropped his 5th straight game since a victory on 7/2 (vs Softbank). Yamamoto is now 7-9 on the year and 0-3 in three starts against the Lions.
Cabrera (ORI) was tossed from the game for arguing balls and strikes during his at bat in the 4th inning (specifically the third pitch of the AB that was near the inner portion of the plate and called a strike). Cabrera went so far as to use his bat to draw a line in the dirt near home plate to illustrate how far the pitch was inside.
SEI: Takayama (5, 6)