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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 0 – Orix Buffaloes 1 (September 13, 2011)

by on Sep.13, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles vs Orix Buffaloes @ Hotto Motto Field Kobe - 18:00
Potential Starters: Hisashi Iwakuma (RAK) 6-4, 2.15 - Chihiro Kaneko (ORI) 8-3, 2.87

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Recap

Scoring Summary

Bottom of the 10th - 1 run, 1 hit
Aoyama on the mound for Rakuten
Baldiris hits a walk-off homer to left.

Missed Opportunities

Bottom of the 1st
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Sakaguchi flies out to left. Obiki walks. Goto hits a single to center, runners on first and second. T-Okada hits into a 4-3 double play.

Top of the 3rd
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Shima strikes out looking. Hijirisawa flies out to left. Matsui hits a single to center and steals second. Uchimura grounds out to short.

Top of the 6th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Matsui flies out to second. Uchimura hits a single to left and steals second. Takasu hits a single to left, runners on first and third. Yamasaki strikes out swinging as Takasu steals second, runners on second and third. Kusano grounds out to first.

Bottom of the 6th
Iwakuma on the mound for Rakuten
Yoshida walks and advances to second on a sac bunt by Sakaguchi. Obiki grounds out to second, runner on third. Goto strikes out swinging.

Top of the 7th
C. Kaneko on the mound for Orix
Garcia hits a single to center and advances to second on a sac bunt by Yokogawa. Shima strikes out swinging. Hijirisawa grounds out to second.

Bottom of the 9th
Koyama on the mound for Rakuten
Defensive changes: Nishimura takes over at first.
Sakaguchi grounds out to second. Obiki hits a single to right and advances to second on a wild pitch.
Pitching change: Katayama in for Koyama.
Defensive changes: Makida takes over in right; Yokogawa moves from right to left.
Goto flies out to left. T-Okada strikes out looking.

Top of the 10th
Hirano on the mound for Orix
Yokogawa strikes out swinging. Shima hits a single to left. Hijirisawa strikes out swinging as Shima steals second. Matsui lines out to short.

Notes

Rakuten: The Eagles' 2-game winning streak came to an end.  They were also handed their 12th shutout (1st 1-0 loss), 5th walk-off, and 4th extra inning losses. ... Aoyama took the loss in relief and dropped to 3-4.

Orix: The Buffaloes stopped a 3-game losing streak.  They also picked up their 11th shutout (2nd 1-0 victory), 6th walk-off, and 4th extra inning victories. ... Hirano got the win in relief and improved to 4-0. ... Baldiris recorded his first walk-off homer of his career.