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Orix Buffaloes 1 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (May 4, 2013)

by on May.04, 2013 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 14:00
Starters: Kaneko, Chihiro (ORI) 2-2, 1.80 - Norimoto, Takahiro (RAK) 2-2, 3.24

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Rakuten 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 4 8 0

Attendance: 18456 | Time: 3h27m | Rakuten leads series, 4-1-0

Orix Buffaloes

Hitters (LOB: 11, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(CF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka .222 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Ks   F8   1B (9)   F6   G4
(LF/RF) Hirano, Keiichi .300 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 F8     1B (7) F7   Ks   1B (4)
(DH) Itoi, Yoshio .300 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 BB     BB Fo2     Ks G3
(1B) Lee, Dae-Ho .360 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G6     F8   Ks   F3  
(3B) Baldiris, Aarom .303 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0   Kl   HBP   1B (8)   BB  
(RF) Kawabata, Takayoshi .250 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   G6   Ks   G4      
PH/LF Rottino, Vinny .143 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0               BB  
(2B) Goto, Mitsutaka .244 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   G6   Ks   F9   1B (7)  
(SS) Adachi, Ryoichi .233 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0     Ks   Kl        
PH/SS Yamamoto, Kazunao .313 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0             1B (9) Fo4  
(C) Ito, Hikaru .316 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0     Ks   1B (9)   F9    
PH Takahashi, Shinji .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                 F6
(P) Kaneko, Chihiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Hirai, Masafumi .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .264 34 1 7 1 10 5 0 0 0 0  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
L Kaneko, Chihiro 6 2 3 0 6.2 120 30 24 7 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 4 4 2.314
  Hirai, Masafumi 4 0 0 0 1.1 22 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.077
            8.0 142 35 28 8 1 5 4 0 3 0 0 4 4  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters (LOB: 7, DP: 0)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .267 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1B (9)   G4   2B (8)   HR (9)    
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .250 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 SH1     G6 G4   G4    
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo .274 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 F4     G1 Ks   1B (9)    
(DH) Jones, Andruw .232 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 G1     BB   1B (7)   Ks  
(3B) McGehee, Casey .360 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0   Ks   BB   F7   BB  
(1B) Akaminai, Ginji .231 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   F7   F9   G6   1B (9)  
(RF) Tsuchiya, Teppei .220 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   G3     BB F7   Kl  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .292 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0     Ks   SH1   1B (6) Fo3  
(LF) Moriyama, Makoto .280 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0     G1   1B (8)   SH1    
(P) Norimoto, Takahiro .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Rasner, Darrell .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Aoyama, Koji .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .253 28 4 8 4 5 4 3 1 0 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
W Norimoto, Takahiro 6 3 2 0 7.0 119 29 26 5 0 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.678
  Rasner, Darrell 4 0 0 0 1.0 27 6 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.600
S Aoyama, Koji 9 0 0 5 1.0 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.038
            9.0 160 39 34 7 0 10 4 1 0 0 0 1 1  

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Notes

Orix: The Buffaloes dropped their fourth game in a row. ... Kaneko start the season 2-0 in three starts, but has since gone 0-3 in his last three starts.  His eleven-game winning streak against the Eagles came to an end (nineteen games, sixteen starts).

Rakuten: The Eagles stopped a two-game losing streak.  They have won their last three games against Orix. ... Norimoto is now 2-0 in three starts at Kleenex Stadium. ... Matsui recorded his third modasho of the year.  This was also his first four-RBI game since he collected five in a game on August 4, 2011 (vs Seibu).