Orix Buffaloes vs Nippon Ham Fighters @ Sapporo Dome - 18:00
Attendance: 22591 | Series tied, 11-11-1 | Time: 3:53
Potential Starters: Shinya Nakayama (ORI) 3-2, 3.73 - Brian Wolfe (HAM) 4-3, 2.98
Hitting (LOB: 4, DPs in: 2nd, 4th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||0-for-4||1: G6, 3: G4, 5: G5, 8: SO|
|(LF)||Moriyama, Makoto||1-for-3, 1 R||1: G5, 4: 2B, 6: G5|
|PH||Taguchi, So||0-for-1||9: G4|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: SO, 4: G4, 6: G4, 9: F8|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||1-for-3, 1 R||2: F9, 4: BB (BrO), 6: L6, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Okada, Takahiro||2-for-3, 1 RBI||2: BB, 4: 1B, 7: G3, 9: 1B|
|PR-DH||Obiki, Keiji||0-for-0, 1 R|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4, 1 RBI||2: DP, 4: L5, 7: SO, 9: 2B (BrO)|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||2-for-3||3: 1B, 5: 1B, 7: G1|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-1, 1 RBI||9: 1B|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-0||3: S1, 5: S1|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-1||8: G6|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-3||3: F9, 5: F9, 8: f2|
|Nakayama, Shinya||3 2/3||68||15||13||3||0||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||3.627|
|Furukawa, Shuichi, H||2/3||4||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3.000|
|Hirano, Yoshihisa, L||2||52||10||8||3||0||4||1||0||1||0||0||1||1||1.469|
|Kishida, Mamoru||1 1/3||38||9||7||4||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.331|
Hitting (LOB: 12, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||1-for-4, 1 RBI||1: f5, 3: G5, 5: 1B, 6: f5, 8: S9|
|(LF)||Morimoto, Hichori||1-for-3||1: F9, 3: 1B, 5: S5, 7: SO, 8: BB|
|(1B)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-5||1: G4, 3: G4, 5: G4, 7: SO, 8: 1B|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||2-for-4, 1 R||2: G1, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: 1B, 8: G6|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||0-for-2||2: BB (SB), 4: S1, 5: SO, 7: f2|
|(DH)||Ugumori, Atsushi||0-for-2||2: F9, 4: SO|
|PH-DH||Imanami, Takahiro||0-for-2||6: SO, 8: F4|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: 1B (SB), 6: 1B, 8: 2B|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||1-for-3, 1 R||3: F8, 4: SO, 6: S1, 8: 1B (SB)|
|(SS)||Iiyama, Yuji||4-for-4, 2 RBI||3: 1B, 5: 1B (BrO), 6: 1B, 8: 1B (SB)|
|Hayashi, Masanori, W||1 1/3||16||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.793|
|Tateyama, Yoshinori, H||2/3||7||2||2||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.880|
|Kikuchi, Kazumasa, H||2/3||5||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.558|
|Miyanishi, Naoki, H||1/3||5||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.761|
|Takeda, Hisashi, S||1||25||6||6||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3.975|
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Wolfe on the mound for Nippon Ham
Moriyama hits a double to left. Goto grounds out to second, runner on third. Cabrera walks, runners on first and third. T-Okada hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Baldiris lines out to third and Carabrera gets doubled off second.
Bottom of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Nakayama on the mound for Orix
Koyano hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Itoi. Ugumori strikes out swinging.
Pitching change: Higa in for Nakayama.
Yang (Yoh) hits an RBI single to right, runners on first. Yang (Yoh) steals second. Ono strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 2 hits
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Imanami, pinch-hitting for Ugumori, strikes out swinging. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right and advances to second on a sac bunt by Ono. Iiyama hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Tanaka fouls out to third.
Bottom of the 8th - 2 runs, 4 hits
Kishida on the mound for Orix
Defense: Hidaka is the new catcher.
Imanami flies out to second. Yang (Yoh) hits a double to center. Ono hits a single to right, runners on first and third. Ono steals second, runners on second and third. Iiyama hits an RBI single to right, runners on first and third. Tanaka hits a sac fly to right, runner on first. Iiyama steals second. Morimoto walks, runners on first and second. Inaba hits a single to right, bases loaded. Takaguchi enters the game as a pinch-runner for Inaba. Koyano grounds out to short.
Top of the 9th - 2 runs, 4 hits
H. Takeda on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defense: Tsuruoka is the new catcher; Takaguchi takes over at first.
Taguchi, pinch-hitting for Moriyama, grounds out to second. Goto flies out to center. Cabrera hits a single to left. T-Okada hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Obiki enters the game as a pinch-runner for T-Okada. Baldiris hits an RBI double to right, runners on second and third. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Caraballo, hits an RBI single to center and Baldiris gets thrown out at home.
Bottom of the 2nd
Koyano grounds out to the pitcher. Itoi walks. Ugumori flies out to right. Itoi steals second. Yang (Yoh) strikes out swinging.
Top of the 3rd
Caraballo hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by D. Maeda. K. Yamasaki flies out to right. Sakaguchi grounds out to second.
Bottom of the 3rd
Ono flies out to center. Iiyama hits a single to left. Tanaka grounds out to third, runner on second. Morimoto hits an infield single, runners on first and third. Inaba grounds out to second.
Top of the 5th
Caraballo hits a single to left and advances to second on a sac bunt by D. Maeda. K. Yamasaki flies out to right. Sakaguchi grounds out to third.
Bottom of the 5th
Iiyama hits a single to left.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for Higa.
Tanaka hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Morimoto hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Inaba hits a grounder to second, Iiyama gets thrown out trying to score, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Hirano in for Furukawa.
Defense: Suzuki is the new catcher.
Koyano walks, bases loaded. Itoi strikes out swinging.
The Fighters are 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 71-65-3 (3rd place tie). ... The Buffaloes are 2-3 over their last 5 games and are now 68-67-4 (5th place).
Hayashi (HAM) got the win in relief and evened his record out to 2-2 on the year. H. Takeda (HAM) recorded his 18th save of the year. ... Hirano (ORI) took the loss in relief and is now 7-2.
Wolfe (HAM) suffered a cracked nail on his right middle finger and was pulled from the game a little earlier than expected.
Kitagawa's (ORI) pinch-hit single in the 9th was his 1,000th hit of his career.