Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Attendance: 13792 | Orix leads series, 15-8-0 | Time: 2:51
Potential Starters: Masayuki Hasegawa (ORI) 0-1, 4.66 - Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 9-8, 2.87
Hitting (LOB: 7, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-3||1: G3, 3: 1B, 6: L3, 8: HBP|
|(LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-3||1: BB, 3: G3, 6: F7, 8: G5|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: DP, 3: F6, 6: F7, 8: G6|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||3-for-4||2: 1B, 4: 1B (BrO), 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F4, 4: G4, 7: 1B, 9: HR|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||0-for-4||2: F9, 4: G5, 7: SO, 9: F8|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-2||2: BB, 5: SO, 7: SO, 9: BB|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||2: SO, 5: SO|
|C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-2||7: F5, 9: F4|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-3||3: F8, 5: SO, 8: G6|
|Hasegawa, Masayuki, L||4||65||16||11||2||0||2||3||0||2||0||0||2||2||4.629|
|Katsuki, Ryota||1 2/3||20||6||6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.869|
Hitting (LOB: 3, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||0-for-2||1: BB (SB) (BrO), 3: F7, 5: S5, 7: G6|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: S2, 3: F8, 5: 1B (SB), 7: SO|
|(1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||0-for-3, 1 R||1: G6, 4: BB, 5: SO, 8: F9|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F9, 4: BB, 5: 3B, 8: SO|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||1-for-4, 2 RBI||2: G6, 4: 2B (CS), 5: G4, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Nakamura, Masato||0-for-3||2: G3, 4: G3, 6: G6|
|(RF)||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-3||2: SO, 4: SO, 6: L3|
|(SS)||Masuda, Shintaro||2-for-3, 1 R||3: 1B, 5: 2B, 6: G5|
|(3B)||Nishimura, Wataru||0-for-1, 1 R||3: S1, 5: BB, 7: SO|
|Iwakuma, Hisashi, W||8||111||30||27||5||0||6||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||2.743|
Bottom of the 4th - 2 run, 1 hit
Hasegawa on the mound for Orix
Nakamura walks. Yamasaki walks, runners on first and second. Shima hits a 2-run double to center and advances to third on the throw. M. Nakamura grounds out to first. Makida strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 5th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Y. Maeda on the mound for Orix
Masuda hits a double to right. Nishimura walks, runners on first and second. Hijirisawa hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. A run scores on a wild pitch, runner on third. Uchimura hits an RBI single to right, runner on first.
Pitching change: Katsuki in for Y. Maeda.
Uchumira steals second. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Yamasaki hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Shima grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Cabrera flies out to center. Kitagawa hits a solo homer. Baldiris flies out to center. Caraballo walks. Hidaka flies out to second.
Bottom of the 1st
Hijirisawa walks, steals second, and advances to third on a sac bunt by Uchimura. Nakamura hits a grounder to short and Hijirisawa gets thrown out trying to score, runner on first. Yamasaki flies out to right.
Top of the 2nd
Cabrera hits a single to center. Kitagawa flies out to second. Baldiris flies out to right. Caraballo walks, runners on first and second. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Obiki flies out to center. Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Moriyama grounds out to first, runner on second. Goto flies out to short.
Bottom of the 3rd
Masuda hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Nishimura. Hijirisawa flies out to left. Uchimura flies out to center.
Top of the 7th
Cabrera hits a single to center. Kitagawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Cabraballo strikes out looking. Hidaka flies out to third.
The Eagles are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 55-71-3 (6th place). ... The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 65-62-4 (5th place).
Iwakuma (RAK) got the win and improved to 10-8. Iwakuma is 3-0 in 4 starts since his last loss on 8/17 (vs Orix). He's now also 3-2 in 5 starts against the Buffaloes. ... Hasegawa (ORI) started his 5th game of the year (third against the Eagles) and dropped his second game of the year. He's now 0-2.
Shima (RAK) batted out of the 5-hole for the first time in his career.
Kitagawa's (ORI) homer in the 9th was the 100th of his career.
ORI: Kitagawa (12)