Chiba Lotte Marines vs Orix Buffaloes @ Kyocera Dome - 13:00
Attendance: 28739 | Lotte leads series, 14-7-0 | Time: 3:30
Potential Starters: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 11-11, 3.34 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 17-7, 3.21
Hitting (LOB: 9, DPs in: 3rd)
|(SS)||Nishioka, Tsuyoshi||3-for-4, 2 RBI||1: SO, 3: 1B (BrO), 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: BB|
|(3B)||Imae, Toshiaki||1-for-5||1: 1B, 3: L3, 5: G5, 6: SO, 8: F8|
|(2B)||Iguchi, Tadahito||1-for-5, 1 R||1: F8, 4: 2B, 5: G5, 6: F9, 9: G6|
|(1B)||Kim, Tae-Kyun||3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F8, 4: 1B, 5: BB, 7: 2B, 9: 1B|
|(DH)||Fukuura, Kazuya||1-for-5, 1 R||2: F9, 4: 1B, 5: G4, 7: L3, 9: f9|
|(RF)||Omura, Saburo||0-for-2, 1 R||2: G5, 4: S5, 6: BB, 7: SO|
|RF||Minami, Ryusuke||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(LF)||Omatsu, Shoitsu||0-for-4||2: SO, 4: G4, 6: F5, 7: F9|
|(CF)||Kiyota, Ikuhiro||1-for-3, 2 R||3: G5, 4: BB, 6: 1B, 8: F9|
|(C)||Matoba, Naoki||3-for-4, 3 RBI||3: 1B, 4: 1B (BrO), 6: 1B, 8: L1|
|Naruse, Yoshihisa, W||6||93||22||20||2||0||5||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||3.284|
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 7th)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||1-for-2, 1 R||1: BB, 3: 1B, 6: BB, 8: F7|
|(LF)||Arakane, Hisao||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: f2, 3: f5, 6: 2B, 9: BB|
|(2B)||Goto, Mitsutaka||0-for-4||1: F8, 4: SO, 6: SO, 9: F4|
|(1B)||Cabrera, Alex||0-for-4||1: G5, 4: G6, 6: SO, 9: E6|
|(DH)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-2, 1 RBI||2: SO, 4: f5, 7: BB, 9: S8|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4||2: F6, 5: F6, 7: DP, 9: 1B|
|(RF)||Caraballo, Francisco||0-for-2||2: F9, 5: F9|
|RF||Yoshida, Shintaro||0-for-1||7: SO|
|PH||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||0-for-1||9: G6|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-2||3: SO, 5: F8|
|PH||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-1||8: SO|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-2||3: G6, 6: G5|
|PH-SS||Kaneko, Keisuke||0-for-1||8: F7|
|Kaneko, Chihiro, L||5 1/3||109||27||23||10||0||2||3||0||1||0||1||6||4||3.303|
Top of the 4th - 4 runs, 5 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Iguchi hits a double to left. Kim hits an RBI single to center, runner on first. Fukuura hits a single to center, runners on first and second. Saburo hits a sac bunt, runners on second and third. Omatsu grounds out to second. Kiyota walks, bases loaded. Matoba hits a 2-run single to center, runners on first and second. Nishioka hits an RBI single to center and Matoba gets thrown out trying to advance to third from first.
Top of the 6th - 2 runs, 3 hits
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Saburo walks and advances to second on a balk. Omatsu flies out to third. Kiyota hits an infield single and the runners advance to second and third on a throwing error (E6). Matoba hits an RBI single to center, runners on first and third.
Pitching change: Furukawa in for C. Kaneko.
Nishioka hits an RBI single to left, runners on first and second. Imae strikes out swinging. Iguchi flies out to right.
Bottom of the 6th - 1 run, 1 hit
Naruse on the mound for Lotte
K. Yamasaki grounds out to third. Sakaguchi walks. Arakane hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Goto strikes out swinging. Cabrera strikes out swinging.
Bottom of the 9th - 1 run, 1 hit
H. Kobayashi on the mound for Lotte
Arakane walks. Goto flies out to second. Cabrera reaches on fielding error (E6), runners on first and third. T-Okada hits a sac fly to center, runner on first. Baldiris hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Kitagawa, pinch-hitting for Yoshida, grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 1st
Sakaguchi walks. Arakane fouls out to the catcher on a sac bunt attempt. Runner advances to second on a passed ball. Goto flies out to center. Cabrera grounds out to third.
Top of the 3rd
Kiyota grounds out to third. Matoba hits a single to right. Nishioka hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Imae lines out to first and Nishioka is double off first.
Top of the 7th
Kim hits a double to right. Fukuura lines out to first. Saburo strikes out looking. Omatsu flies out to right.
The Marines are 3-2 over their last 5 games and are now 72-66-2 (3rd place). ... The Buffaloes dropped their 3rd game in a row and are now 68-68-4 (5th place).
Naruse (LOT) got the win and is now 12-11. Naruse is now 2-0 in 4 starts since his last loss on 8/27 (vs Softbank). Coming into tonight's game, he was also 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 5 starts against the Buffaloes. ... C. Kaneko (ORI) took the loss and is now 17-8. C. Kaneko's 13-game winning streak comes to an end. Before tonight's game, C. Kaneko's record against the Marines this season was 2-4 with a 6.10 ERA in 6 games (5 starts, 1 relief appearance).
Nishioka's (LOT) hit in the 4th inning was his 200th of the season. His third hit in the 6th inning gave Nishioka his 27th modasho of the year, breaking Ichiro's record in 1996.
This was Matoba's (LOT) first 3-hit game of the season.
Caraballo (LOT) was taken out of the game in the 7th with a left hand injury -- he apparently hurt it while swinging the bat during one of his at bats. He was later diagnosed with a fracture in his left hamate bone.