Nippon Ham Fighters vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 14:00
Attendance: 31711 | Orix leads series, 9-8-1 | Time: 2:55
Potential Starters: Yu Darvish (HAM) 10-6, 2.05 - Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 0-2, 8.31
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: F8, 7: F9, 9: G4|
|(LF-CF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-2||1: S1, 3: S1, 5: G1, 8: G3|
|(RF)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3, 1 R||1: BB, 3: F4, 6: G4, 8: 2B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F4, 3: G6, 6: L4, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-1||1: SO|
|PH-LF||Yang, Dai-Kang||0-for-2||4: SO, 6: G5, 8: S5|
|(1B)||Nioka, Tomohiro||1-for-4||2: F6, 4: F7, 7: 1B, 8: G5|
|(DH)||Nakata, Sho||1-for-4||2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: F9, 9: G5|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||0-for-3||2: F8, 4: F9, 7: F9|
|PH||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||2-for-3||3: 1B, 5: G6, 7: 1B|
|PH||Konta, Toshimasa||1-for-1||9: 1B|
|Darvish, Yu, L||8||114||31||31||7||0||7||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||2.060|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-4||1: SO, 2: G3, 5: G3, 7: SO|
|(RF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-4||1: 1B, 2: G6, 5: F6, 8: L6|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: F9, 3: G4, 5: SO, 8: G4|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: F8, 6: SO, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||1-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F4, 6: F6|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||2-for-3, 1 R||2: 1B, 4: G1, 6: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B (BrO), 4: F7, 6: G5|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 1B, 7: SO|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-3||2: G1, 4: G6, 7: F6|
|Nakayama, Shinya, W||7||101||28||24||5||0||3||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||5.400|
|Kamoshida, Takashi, H||1/3||18||3||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2.739|
|Katsuki, Ryota, S||1 2/3||18||6||5||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.060|
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 run, 4 hits
Darvish on the mound for Nippon Ham
T-Okada hits a single to center. Kitagawa hits a single to right. Baldiris hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third. D. Maeda hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second. Obiki grounds out to the pitcher, runners on first and third. Sakaguchi hits a grounder to first and Baldiris gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and second. Moriyama grounds out to short.
Top of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Kamoshida on the mound for Orix
Morimoto ground out to first. Inaba hits a double to center. Koyano hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Kamoshida.
Defense: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Yang (Yoh) hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Nioka grounds out to third.
Top of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Morimoto. Inaba walks, runners on first and second. Koyano flies out to second. Itoi strikes out looking.
Top of the 3rd
Iiyama hits a single to center. Tanaka walks, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Inaba flies out to second. Koyano grounds out to short.
Top of the 7th
Nioka hits a single to center. Nakata flies out to right. Ono flies out to right. Iiyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanaka flies out to right.
The Buffaloes are 2-1-2 over their last 5 games and are now 58-58-4 (5th place). ... The Fighters are 2-2-1 over their last 5 games and are now 59-57-3 (4th place).
Nakayama (ORI) started his 2nd game in a row and took the loss. Nakayama has yet to record a victory this season and is 0-3 in 6 games (3 starts, 3 relief appearances). Katsuki (ORI) recorded his first save of the year. ... Darvish (HAM) took the loss and established a new career high for losses in a season with 7. Darvish is now 10-7 on the year. He also lost his first game to the Buffaloes after starting the season 2-0 against them.
Darvish's (HAM) 9-game winning streak against the Buffaloes came to an end (since 2007).
It was Nakayama (ORI) first victory since 6/7/2008 (vs Hiroshima).