Seibu Lions vs Orix Buffaloes @ Skymark Stadium - 18:00
Attendance: 14454 | Seibu leads series, 14-9-0 | Time: 3:29
Potential Starters: Masamitsu Hirano (SEI) 3-4, 4.70 - Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 10-10, 3.91
Hitting (LOB: 6, DPs in: 7th, 9th)
|(2B)||Kataoka, Yasuyuki||0-for-4||1: SO, 2: F7, 4: SO, 6: f3, 9: BB|
|(CF)||Kuriyama, Takumi||2-for-5, 2 R||1: 1B, 3: E6, 4: G5, 7: F7, 9: 1B|
|(SS)||Nakajima, Hiroyuki||2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI||1: 2B, 3: HR, 4: F7, 7: BB, 9: DP|
|(1B)||Fernandez, Jose||2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI||1: 1B, 3: 1B, 5: G4, 7: DP|
|(DH)||Nakamura, Takeya||0-for-3, 1 R||1: SO, 3: BB, 5: SO, 8: F8|
|(LF)||Sakata, Ryo||0-for-1||1: BB, 3: S3, 5: G4|
|PH-LF||Sato, Tomoaki||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(RF)||Oshima, Hiroyuki||1-for-3, 1 RBI||1: F8, 3: 1B, 6: SO|
|PH-RF||Takayama, Hisashi||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(3B)||Abe, Masahiro||0-for-3||2: SO, 3: G4, 6: E5|
|PH||Asamura, Hideto||0-for-0||9: HBP|
|(C)||Hosokawa, Toru||0-for-3||2: SO, 3: G6, 6: G5, 9: S3|
|Hirano, Masamitsu, W||6 1/3||106||27||25||6||1||3||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.386|
|Okamoto, Atsushi, S||2/3||4||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.491|
Hitting (LOB: 10, DPs in: 9th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||1: 2B, 3: F6, 5: F8, 7: 1B, 9: BB|
|(LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-4||1: G1, 3: G6, 5: 1B, 7: G4|
|PH||Taguchi, So||1-for-1, 1 R||9: 1B|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||2-for-5||1: F8, 3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: 1B, 9: F7|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||2-for-4, 1 RBI||1: BB, 3: 1B, 5: F7, 7: SO, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-5, 1 RBI||1: G6, 3: G5, 6: F4, 8: G6, 9: 1B|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 4: F8, 6: L5, 8: HR, 9: DP|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||2-for-3, 2 R, 2 RBI||2: F4, 4: HR, 6: BB, 8: HR|
|(C)||Suzuki, Fumihiro||0-for-2||2: F8, 4: G5|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-2||6: F7, 8: f2|
|(SS)||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-2||2: SO, 4: F7|
|PH-SS||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-2||7: SO, 8: SO|
|Kisanuki, Hiroshi, L||5||85||24||21||6||1||6||2||0||1||1||0||6||4||4.012|
Top of the 1st - 2 runs, 3 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Kataoka strikes out swinging. Kuriyama hits a single to left. Nakajima hits a double to left, runners on second and third. Fernandez clears the bases with a 2-run single to center, runner on first. Nakamura strikes out swinging. Sakata walks, runners on first and second. Oshima flies out to center.
Top of the 3rd - 4 runs, 3 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Kuriyama reaches on a fielding error (E6), runner on first. Nakajima hits a 2-run homer. Fernandez hits a single to center. Nakamura walks, runners on first and second. Sakata hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Oshima hits an RBI single to right and a second run scores on a fielding error (E9), runner on first. Runner advances to second on a wild pitch. Abe grounds out to second. Hosokawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 1 hit
Hirano on the mound for Seibu
Baldiris flies out to center. Caraballo hits a solo homer. Suzuki grounds out to third. Obiki flies out to left.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 2 hits
Fujita on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Sato takes over in left; Takayama takes over in right.
Kitagawa grounds out to short. Baldiris hits a solo homer. Caraballo hits a solo homer. Hidaka fouls out to the catcher. K. Kaneko strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 9th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Graman on the mound for Seibu
Defense: Hara takes over at short.
Sakaguchi walks. Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Goto flies out to left, runners on first and third. Cabrera hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: A. Okamoto in for Graman.
Yoshida enters the game as a pinch-runner for Cabrera. Kitagawa hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Baldiris grounds into a double play.
Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a double to right. Moriyama grounds out to the pitcher. Goto flies out to center. Cabrera walks, runners on first and second. Kitagawa grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 2nd
Baldiris hits a double to right. Caraballo flies out to second. Suzuki flies out to center, runner on third. Obiki strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 3rd
Sakaguchi flies out to short. Moriyama grounds out to short. Goto hits a single to right. Cabrera hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Kitagawa grounds out to third.
Top of the 6th
Oshima strikes out looking. Abe reaches on a fielding error (E5), runner on first. Hosokawa grounds out to third, runner on second. Kataoka fouls out to first.
Bottom of the 7th
K. Kaneko strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Doi in for Hirano.
Sakaguchi hits a single to center. Moriyama grounds out to second, runner on first. Goto hits an infield single, runners advance to second and third on throwing error (E5).
Pitching change: Onodera in for Doi.
Cabrera strikes out swinging.
Top of the 9th
Asamura, pinch-hitting for Abe, gets hit by a pitch. Hosokawa hits a sac bunt, runner on second. Kataoka walks, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Y. Maeda in for Kamoshida.
Kuriyama hits an infield single, bases loaded.
Pitching change: Higa in for Y. Maeda.
Nakajima grounds into a double play.
The Lions are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 76-59-1 (1st place). ... The Buffaloes are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 66-64-4 (5th place).
Hirano (SEI) got the win and evened his record to 4-4. Hirano also evened his record against the Buffaloes this year and is now 1-1 in 3 starts. A. Okamoto (SEI) picked up the first save of his career. ... Kisanuki (ORI) took the loss and dropped to 10-11. Kisanuki has not been able to record a win against the Lions this season and is now 0-4 in 5 starts against them.
SEI: Nakajima (17)
ORI: Caraballo (5, 6), Baldiris (14)