Softbank Hawks vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 14608 | Softbank leads series, 12-9-3 | Time: 4:13
Potential Starters: Kenji Otonari (SOF) 3-8, 4.60 - Nobuyoshi Yamada (ORI)
Hitting (LOB: 8, DPs in: 1st, 2nd)
|(SS)||Kawasaki, Munenori||1-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: G4, 5: G4, 8: F7, 10: G6|
|(2B)||Honda, Yuichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: S1, 3: F7, 5: SO, 8: F6, 10: 1B|
|(LF)||Ortiz, Jose||2-for-3||1: 1B, 3: HBP, 6: G1, 8: 1B|
|PH||Tamura, Hitoshi||0-for-0||10: HBP|
|(1B)||Kokubo, Hiroki||2-for-4, 2 RBI||1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: G5, 8: SO, 10: 2B|
|(DH)||Matsunaka, Nobuhiko||0-for-4||1: DP, 3: G4, 6: SO, 9: G6, 10: BB|
|(3B)||Matsuda, Nobuhiro||2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: G5, 7: HR, 9: F9, 10: SO|
|(CF-LF-CF)||Hasegawa, Yuya||0-for-3||2: S5, 4: F8, 7: F7, 9: f7|
|(RF)||Egawa, Tomoaki||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: F4, 7: SO|
|PH||Petagine, Roberto||1-for-1||10: 1B|
|(C)||Tanoue, Hidenori||0-for-3||2: DP, 5: SO, 7: G5, 10: S1|
|Otonari, Kenji||5 1/3||101||25||22||6||0||4||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.531|
|Falkenborg, Brian, H||1||21||5||5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.139|
|Mahara, Takahiro, W||2||25||7||7||1||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.160|
|Settsu, Tadashi, S||1||17||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.086|
Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-5||1: SO, 2: F8, 5: 1B, 6: SO, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(RF)||Taguchi, So||0-for-4||1: G4, 3: F7, 5: BB, 6: SO, 8: G3|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-5, 1 R||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Cabrera, Alex||2-for-3||1: 1B, 3: BB, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 9: G5|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||2-for-5, 1 RBI||1: 2B, 3: G4, 5: G3, 7: 1B, 9: SO|
|(1B)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 4: F9, 6: 1B (SB), 7: F9, 10: G6|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||0-for-5||2: SO, 4: G5, 6: SO, 7: L3, 10: G6|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||1-for-2||2: 1B, 4: G1|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-3||6: 1B, 8: SO, 10: F7|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: G6, 5: G6, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, H||1||14||4||4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.521|
|Kishida, Mamoru, H||1||14||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.295|
|Higa, Motoki, L||1/3||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||1.385|
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Taguchi grounds out to second. Goto hits a single to center. Cabrera hits a single to center, runners on first and third. T-Okada hits an RBI double to left, runners on second and third. Kitagawa flies out to center.
Top of the 2nd - 1 run, 2 hits
Yamada on the mound for Orix
Matsuda hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Hasegawa. Egawa hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tanoue grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 3 hits
Otonari on the mound for Softbank
Kitagawa hits a single to center. Baldiris strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Katto in for Otonari.
Hidaka, pinch-hitting for D. Maeda hits a single to center, runners on first and third. K. Yamasaki hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Morifuku in for Katto.
Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Taguchi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th - 1 run, 1 hit
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Defense: Hidaka is the new catcher.
Matsuda hits a solo homer. Hasegawa flies out to left. Egawa strikes out looking. Tanoue grounds out to third.
Top of the 10th - 2 run, 3 hits
Higa on the mound for Orix
Petagine, pinch-hitting for Egawa, hits a single to left. Fukuda enters the game as a pinch-runner for Petagine. Tanoue hits a sac bunt, runner on second.
Pitching change: Y. Maeda in for Higa.
Kawasaki hits a grounder to short and Taonue is thrown out running the bases, runner on first. Honda hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Tamura enters the game as a pinch-hitter for Kidokoro.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Y. Maeda.
Tamura gets hit by a pitch, bases loaded. Shibahara enters the game as a pinch-runner for Tamura. Kokubo hits a 2-run double to left, runners on second and third.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Katsuki.
Matsunaka walks to reload the bases. Mastuda strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Kawasaki hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by Honda. Ortiz hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Kokubo walks to load the bases. Matsunaka hits into a double play.
Bottom of the 2nd
Baldiris strikes out swinging. D. Maeda hits a single to left. K. Yamasaki grounds out to short, runner on second. Sakaguchi flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd
Kawasaki grounds out to second. Honda flies out to left. Oritz gets hit by a pitch. Kokubo hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Matsunaka grounds out second.
Bottom of the 5th
K. Yamasaki grounds out to short. Sakaguchi hits a single to center. Taguchi walks, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to left. Cabrera walks to load the bases. T-Okada grounds out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera hits a single to right. T-Okada hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kitagawa flies out to right. Baldiris lines out to first.
Bottom of the 8th
Hidaka strikes out swinging. K. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a single to right and steals second. Taguchi grounds out to first.
The Buffaloes took the series, 2-1. Softbank won the season series, 12-9-3.
The Hawks stopped a 4-game slide and are now 67-57-5 (2nd place tie). ... The Buffaloes' 2-game winning streak came to an end. They are now 62-61-4 (5th place).
Mahara (SOF) recorded the win in relief and improved to 5-0. Settsu (SOF) picked up his first save of the year (and of his career). ... A day after picking up his first victory of his career, Higa (ORI) recorded his first loss of his career.
This was Yamada's (SOF) first pro start of his career.
SOF: Matsuda (18)