Orix Buffaloes vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters @ Hakodate Chiyogadai Stadium - 13:00
Potential Starters: Hiroshi Kisanuki (ORI) 0-2, 3.58 - Bobby Keppel (HAM) 2-0, 3.60
Attendance: 19362 | Nippon Ham leads series, 6-1-0 | Time: 2:40
Hitting (LOB: 5, DPs in: 2nd, 7th, 3rd)
|(CF)||Sakaguchi, Tomotaka||2-for-4, 1 R||1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: G1, 8: 2B|
|(2B)||Kajimoto, Yusuke||2-for-4||1: G5, 4: 1B, 6: 1B, 8: F8|
|(1B)||Hessman, Mike||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||1: F4, 4: F9, 6: F9, 9: HR|
|(LF)||Okada, Takahiro||0-for-2||2: HBP, 4: BB, 6: G4, 9: F7|
|(DH)||Kitagawa, Hirotoshi||1-for-3, 1 RBI||2: DP, 4: S7, 7: F7, 9: 2B|
|(RF)||Shimoyama, Shinji||1-for-3||2: SO, 4: G1, 7: 1B|
|PH||Moriyama, Makoto||0-for-1||9: G5|
|(3B)||Baldiris, Aarom||1-for-4||3: 1B, 5: SO, 7: DP, 9: F7|
|(C)||Maeda, Daisuke||0-for-2||3: G3, 5: L4|
|PH-C||Hidaka, Takeshi||0-for-1||8: F9|
|(SS)||Yamasaki, Koji||0-for-3||3: DP, 5: F4, 8: G4|
|Kisanuki, Hiroshi, L||1 1/3||37||13||13||8||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||8||7||5.586|
|Anan, Toru||2 2/3||40||10||10||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.600|
|Kajimoto, Tatsuya||1 1/3||43||9||6||3||0||1||2||0||0||2||0||3||3||20.250|
Hitting (LOB: 8, DP: 0)
|(2B)||Tanaka, Kensuke||3-for-5, 2 R||1: G6, 2: 1B, 3: G4, 6: 1B, 8: 1B|
|(RF)||Yang, Dai-Kang||1-for-5, 2 R||1: f2, 2: E5, 4: G4, 6: SO, 8: 1B|
|(CF)||Itoi, Yoshio||2-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI||1: SO, 2: 2B, 4: 1B (SB), 6: F8, 8: SO|
|(3B)||Koyano, Eiichi||1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: F8, 2: 1B, 4: G6, 6: SO, 8: BB|
|(DH)||Inaba, Atsunori||1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: HR, 2: SO, 4: G6|
|PH-DH||Ugumori, Atsushi||0-for-1||7: G2|
|PH-DH||Imanari, Ryota||0-for-0, 1 RBI||8: S7|
|(LF)||Nakata, Sho||2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI||2: 2B, 2: f9, 5: SO, 7: SO, 8: 2B|
|(1B)||Hoffpauir, Micah||3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 2B, 3: 1B, 5: L3, 7: 1B, 8: G4|
|(C)||Ono, Shota||1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI||2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: BB, 7: BB|
|(SS)||Kaneko, Makoto||1-for-4, 1 R||2: 1B, 3: F8, 5: G4, 7: G5|
|Keppel, Bobby, W||7||86||25||22||5||0||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||3.094|
|Unten, John Clayton||1||16||5||5||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||9.000|
Bottom of the 2nd - 8 runs, 8 hits
Kisanuki on the mound for Orix
Koyano flies out to center. Inaba hits a solo homer to left-center. Nakata hits a double to left. Hoffpauir hits an RBI double to left, runner on second. Ono hits an RBI single, runner on first. Kaneko hits a single to left, runners on first and second. Tanaka hits an single to right, bases loaded. Yang (Yoh) reaches on a fielding error (E5) and a run scores, bases remain loaded. Itoi clears the bases with a 3-run double to center, runner on second. Koyano hits an RBI single to left and advances to second on the throw.
Pitching change: Anan in for Kisanuki.
Inaba strikes out swinging. Nakata fouls out to right.
Top of the 4th - 1 run, 2 hits
Keppel on the mound for Nippon Ham
Sakaguchi hits an infield single. Y. Kajimoto hits an infield single, runners on first and second. Hessman flies out to right. T-Okada walks, bases loaded. Kitagawa hits a sac fly to left, runners on first and second. Shimoyama grounds out to the pitcher.
Bottom of the 8th - 3 runs, 3 hits
Kajimoto on the mound for Orix
Defensive changes: Hidaka is the new catcher.
Tanaka hits a single to center. Yang (Yoh) hits a single to right, runners on first and second. Runners advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Itoi strikes out looking. Koyano walks, bases loaded. Imanari, pinch-hitting for Ugumori, hits a sac fly to left and the runner on second advances to third on a throwing error (E7), runners on first and third. Nakata clears the bases with a 2-run double to center, runner on second. Hoffpauir grounds out to second.
Top of the 9th - 1 run, 2 hits
Unten on the mound for Nippon Ham
Defensive changes: Iwadate takes over at first.
Hessman hits a solo homer. Okada flies out to left. Kitagawa hits a double to center. Moriyama, pinch-hitting for Shimoyama, grounds out to third. Baldiris flies out to left.
Bottom of the 4th
Anan on the mound for Orix
Yang (Yoh) grounds out to second. Itoi hits an infield single and steals second. Koyano grounds out to short, runner on third. Inaba grounds out to short.
Bottom of the 7th
Yoshino on the mound for Orix
Ugumori, pinch-hitting for Inaba, grounds out to the catcher. Nakata strikes out looking. Hoffpauir hits an infield single.
Pitching change: Kajimoto in for Yoshino.
Ono walks, runners on first and second. Runner on first advances to second on a wild pitch, runners on second and third. Kaneko grounds out to third.
Top of the 8th
Sakakibara on the mound for Nippon Ham
Hidaka, pinch-hitting for D. Maeda, flies out to right. Yamasaki grounds out to second. Sakaguchi hits a double to center. Kajimoto flies out to center.
Orix: Kisanuki is 0-4 in his last 7 starts (going back to 9/15/2010). ... Hessman has now homered in three straight games.
Nippon Ham: The Fighters sent 12 batters to the plate in the 2nd inning. It's the first time the offense scored 8 runs in one inning since 6/20/2010 (vs Orix). ... This was the third time this season that every player in the starting line-up managed to collect at least one hit. ... Koyano ended a streak of 31 consecutive trips to the plate without a hit in the 2nd inning.