Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 36520 | Orix leads series, 10-9-1 | Time: 3:24
Potential Starters: Shogo Yamamoto (ORI) 8-9, 5.56 - Yu Darvish (HAM) 11-7, 1.92
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 1st)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-2||1: 1B, 2: SO|
|PH-CF||Yoshida, Shintaro||0-for-2||5: G1, 7: L1|
|(LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-4||1: 1B, 3: SO, 5: F8, 7: G4|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||1-for-4||1: DP, 3: SO, 6: G4, 8: 1B|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3||1: BB, 3: SO, 6: 1B, 8: SO|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-4||1: SO, 4: f9, 6: 1B, 8: F7|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4||2: 2B, 4: SO, 6: SO, 8: G6|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-2||2: BB, 4: F7, 6: SO|
|PH||Taguchi, So||0-for-1||9: SO|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-1||2: S1, 5: f9|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||1-for-2||7: 1B, 9: G4|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Keisuke||1-for-3||2: L3, 5: 2B, 7: S5, 9: SO|
|Yamamoto, Shogo, L||3 0/3||56||14||13||5||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||2||1||5.484|
|Nishi, Yuki||2 2/3||38||10||10||2||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.101|
Hitting (LOB: 9, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||3-for-4||1: 1B, 3: F6, 5: 2B, 7: 1B (SB)|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||0-for-2||1: S2, 3: G6, 5: SO, 7: BB|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||2-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 2B, 5: 1B, 7: F8|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 R||1: SO, 4: 1B, 5: G1, 8: F9|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F9, 4: 1B (CS), 6: SO, 8: 2B|
|(DH)||Nioka, Tomohiro||0-for-3||2: G4, 4: f2, 6: SO|
|PH-DH||Tsuboi, Tomochika||0-for-1||8: G3|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||2-for-4, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 4: E6, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(C)||Tsuruoka, Shinya||1-for-4||2: F3, 4: F9, 7: F7, 8: 1B|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||0-for-4||3: F9, 5: SO, 7: F9, 8: SO|
|Darvish, Yu, W||9||146||36||32||8||0||11||2||0||2||0||0||0||0||1.828|
Bottom of the 4th - 2 runs, 3 hits
Yamamoto on the mound for Orix
Inaba hits a double to right. Koyano hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Itoi hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second.
Pitching change: Kamoshida in for Yamamoto.
Nioka fouls out to the catcher on a sac bunt attempt. Yang (Yoh) reaches on a throwing error (E6) and a run scores, runners on second and third. Tsuruoka attempts a squeeze bunt but misses and Itoi is tagged out trying to score, runner on third. Tsuruoka flies out to right.
Bottom of the 8th - 1 run, 3 hits
Katsuki on the mound for Orix
Koyano flies out to right. Itoi hits a double to left. Tsuboi, pinch-hitting for Nioka, grounds out to first, runner on third. Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tsuruoka hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Iiyama strikes out swinging.
Top of the 1st
Sakaguchi hits a single to center. Moriyama hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Goto grounds into a double play, runner on third. Cabrera walks, runners on first and third. Kitagawa strikes out looking.
Bottom of the 1st
Tanaka hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Moritmoto. Inaba strikes out swinging. Koyano strikes out swinging.
Top of the 2nd
Baldiris hits a double to center. Caraballo walks, runners on first and second. D. Maeda hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. K. Kaneko lines out to first. Sakaguchi strikes out swinging.
Top of the 5th
D. Maeda fouls out to right. K. Kaneko hits a double to right. Yoshida, pinch-hitting for Sakaguchi, grounds out to the pitcher. Moriyama flies out to center.
Bottom of the 5th
Iiyama strikes out swinging. Tanaka hits a double to left. Morimoto strikes out swinging. Inaba hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Koyano grounds out to the pitcher.
Top of the 6th
Goto grounds out to second. Cabrera hits a single to right. Kitagawa hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Baldiris strikes out swinging. Caraballo strikes out swinging.
Top of the 7th
Hidaka hits an infield single and advances to second on a sac bunt by K. Kaneko. Yoshida lines out to the pitcher. Moriyama grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 7th
Tsuruoka flies out to left. Iiyama flies to right.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Nishi.
Tanaka hits a single to center and steals second. Morimoto walks, runners on first and second. Inaba flies out to center.
The Fighters won their 3rd game in a row and are now 69-64-3 (3rd place tie). ... The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 67-65-4 (5th place).
Darvish (HAM) won his second straight start and is now 12-7. Against the Buffaloes this season, Darvish improved to 3-1 in 4 starts. This was Darvish's 2nd complete game shutout of the year. ... Yamamoto (ORI) took the loss and dropped to 8-10. He's now 2-3 in 7 starts against the Fighters this year.
Sakaguchi (ORI) fouled a ball off his right knee during his at bat in the 2nd and was taken out of the game before his at bat in the 5th. Sakaguchi was taken to the hospital during the game and diagnosed with a contusion.