Rakuten Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 16373 | Orix leads series, 13-6-0 | Time: 3:03
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 7-7, 2.85 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 11-7, 3.55
Hitting (LOB: 4, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||1-for-4||1: G4, 3: G1, 6: 2B, 8: SO|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||0-for-3||1: G1, 4: G4, 6: S1, 9: G3|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: G4, 6: SO, 9: G6|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||2: G6, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: SO|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||0-for-3||2: G4, 5: G3, 7: G5|
|(1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: SO, 7: F7|
|(LF)||Nakamura, Masato||1-for-3||3: G3, 5: 1B, 7: G3|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-3||3: G4, 5: 1B, 8: G6|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||1-for-3||3: 1B, 5: G3, 8: G5|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, L||6 1/3||128||29||26||10||0||5||0||1||2||0||1||3||3||2.907|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 2nd)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: 1B|
|(RF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: S1, 3: SO, 6: G4, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-3||1: F2, 3: L5, 6: HBP, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: 2B (BrO), 4: F7, 6: F9, 7: G6|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||2-for-4||1: 1B, 4: F7, 6: 1B, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||2-for-4||2: 1B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: 2B|
|(DH)||Caraballo, Francisco||2-for-3||2: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 2B|
|PR-DH||Akada, Shogo||0-for-1, 1 R||8: G3|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 5: E3 (SB) (BrO), 7: S1, 8: G1|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-2||2: DP, 5: G4|
|PH-RF||Shimoyama, Shinji||1-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI||7: 2B|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, W||9||123||31||30||4||0||7||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.354|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto flies out to the catcher. Cabrera hits an RBI double to right, runner on second. T-Okada hits a single to center and Cabrera gets thrown out running the bases.
Bottom of the 7th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Caraballo hits a double to right and gets replaced by pinch-runner Akada. Suzuki hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Shimoyama, pinch-hitting for K. Kaneko, hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Sakaguchi hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Moriyama hits an RBI infield single, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Iwakuma.
Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Baldiris hits a single to right. Caraballo hits a single to center. Suzuki strikes out looking. K. Kaneko hits into a double play.
Top of the 5th
Kusano grounds out to first. Nakamura strikes out looking. M. Nakamura hits a single to right. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Watanabe grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 5th
Caraballo strikes out swinging. Suzuki reaches on a fielding error (E3), runner on first. Suzuki steals second. Runner advances on a balk. K. Kaneko hits a grounder to second and Suzuki gets thrown out running the bases. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Hijirisawa hits a double to right and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Teppei strikes out looking. Yamasaki strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 6th
Moriyama grounds out to second. Goto gets hit by a pitch. Cabrera flies out to right. T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and third. Baldiris strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 8th
T-Okada grounds out to second.
Pitching change: Yabu in for Katayama.
Baldiris hits a double to center. Akada grounds out to first, runner on third. Suzuki grounds out to the pitcher.
The Buffaloes are 1-3-1 over their last 5 games and are now 54-54-2 (4th place tie). ... The Eagles dropped their 3rd game in a row and are now 47-59-2 (6th place).
C. Kaneko (ORI) won his 8th straight start and is now 12-7. He also improved to 5-0 in 6 starts against the Eagles this year. ... Iwakuma (RAK) lost his 2nd start in a row and dropped to 8-7 on the year. Iwakuma also fell to 2-2 in four starts against the Buffaloes.