Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Attendance: 12356 | Orix leads series, 15-9-0 | Time: 3:28
Potential Starters: Kazuki Kondo (ORI) 5-10, 4.21 - Darrell Rasner (RAK) 4-10, 4.25
Hitting (LOB: 6, DP: 0)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||1: BB, 2: SO, 4: 1B, 7: 1B, 9: F8|
|(LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-3||1: S1, 2: F9, 4: G4, 7: 1B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-4||1: f5, 3: 1B (SB) (CS), 5: F8, 7: SO|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: G6|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 8: f3|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: HR, 3: G5, 6: 2B (BrO)|
|3B||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-1||8: F7|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: F4, 8: F9|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: G3, 6: SO|
|PH||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-1||2: S3, 4: BB, 7: SO|
|PH||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-1||9: G3|
|Kondo, Kazuki||1 2/3||48||11||10||5||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||4.353|
|Furukawa, Shuichi, L||2||38||10||8||4||0||1||1||0||0||1||0||2||2||3.429|
|Nishi, Yuki||2 1/3||48||11||9||3||1||3||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||4.985|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 5th)
|(CF)||Hijirisawa, Ryo||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: HR, 2: 1B (BrO), 4: G6, 6: SO, 7: BB|
|(2B)||Uchimura, Kensuke||1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI||1: SO, 2: 1B, 4: BB, 6: BB, 7: F8|
|(RF)||Tsuchiya, Teppei||4-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI||1: 1B, 2: 1B, 4: S9, 6: HR, 8: 1B|
|(DH)||Yamasaki, Takeshi||0-for-4||1: SO, 3: SO, 4: BB, 6: F7, 8: G4|
|(3B)||Kusano, Daisuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: F9, 3: F4, 4: 1B, 6: F9|
|LF||Makida, Akihisa||0-for-1||8: F7|
|(1B)||Nakamura, Norihiro||1-for-4||2: G6, 3: 1B, 4: SO, 7: SO|
|3B||Nishimura, Wataru||1-for-1, 1 RBI||8: 3B|
|(C)||Shima, Motohiro||2-for-5||2: F9, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B (BrO), 8: G4|
|(LF-3B-1B)||Masuda, Shintaro||2-for-3, 2 R||2: BB, 3: f5, 5: 1B, 7: 2B|
|(SS)||Watanabe, Naoto||3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: 2B, 5: DP, 7: 3B|
|Rasner, Darrell, W||6||101||26||21||7||1||5||3||0||2||1||0||4||4||4.320|
|Aoyama, Koji, H||1 1/3||13||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.400|
Top of the 1st - 4 runs, 3 hits
Rasner on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moriyama. Goto fouls out to third. Cabrera hits an RBI single to left, runner on first. Kitagawa hits a double to right, runners on second and third. Baldiris hits a 3-run homer. Caraballo flies out to center.
Bottom of the 1st - 1 run, 2 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Hijirisawa hits a solo homer. Uchimura strikes out looking. Teppei hits a single to right. Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Kusano flies out to right.
Bottom of the 2nd - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kondo on the mound for Orix
Nakamura grounds out to short. Shima flies out to right. Masuda walks. Watanabe hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Hijirisawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Uchimura hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Kondo.
Teppei hits an infield single and Hijirisawa gets thrown out running the bases.
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Furukawa on the mound for Orix
Watanabe hits a double to left. Hijirisawa grounds out to short. Uchimura walks, runners on first and second. Runners advances to second and third on a wild pitch. Teppei hits a sac fly to right, runner on third.
Pitching change: Nishi in for Furukawa.
Yamasaki walks, runners on first and third. Kusano hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Nakamura strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th - 2 runs, 1 hit
Nishi on the mound for Orix
Defense: K. Yamasaki takes over at third.
Hijirisawa strikes out swinging. Uchimura walks. Teppei hits a 2-run homer. Yamasaki flies out to left. Kusano flies out to right.
Bottom of the 7th - 1 run, 3 hits
Higa on the mound for Orix
Nakamura strikes out swinging. Shima hits a single to center. Masuda hits a double to left and Shima gets thrown out trying to score, runner on third. Watanaba hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Hijirisawa walks, runners on first and third. Uchimura flies out to center.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 2 hits
Y. Maeda on the mound for Orix
Teppei hits a single to center. Yamasaki grounds out to second, runner on second. Makida flies out to left. Nishimura hits an RBI triple to center, runner on third. Shima grounds out to second.
Top of the 2nd
Suzuki walks, advances to second on a sac bunt by Obiki, and goes to third on a wild pitch. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging. Moriyama flies out to right.
Top of the 3rd
Goto hits a single to right. Cabrera strikes out swinging as Goto steals second. Goto gets caught trying to steal third. Kitagawa hits a single to center. Baldiris grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 3rd
Yamasaki strikes out swinging. Kusano flies out to second. Nakamura hits a single to center. Shima hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Masuda fouls out to third.
Top of the 4th
Caraballo strikes out looking. Suzuki grounds out to first. Obiki walks. Sakaguchi hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Moriyama grounds out to second.
Top of the 6th
Baldiris hits a double to right and gets thrown out running the bases. Caraballo flies out to second. Suzuki strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Obiki strikes out swinging. Sakaguchi hits a single to left. Moriyama hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Goto strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Aoyama in for Katayama.
Cabrera grounds out to short.
Rakuten took the series, 2-1. Orix won the season series, 15-9.
The Eagles won their 2nd game in a row and are now 56-71-3 (6th place). ... The Buffaloes lost their 2nd game in a row and are now 65-63-4 (5th place).
Rasner (RAK) picked up his first victory since 8/13 (vs Lotte) and is now 5-10. In between victories, Rasner went 0-3 in 4 starts. This was also Rasner's first decision in four starts against the Buffaloes this season. ... Furukawa (ORI) got the loss in relief and dropped to 0-2.
Baldiris (ORI) hurt his right knee while sliding into second in the top of the 6th inning. Baldiris was taken out of the game on defense in the bottom of the inning.
ORI: Baldiris (13)
RAK: Hijirisawa (3), Teppei (9)