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Orix Buffaloes 10 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 4 (October 13, 2013)

by on Oct.13, 2013 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Kleenex Stadium - 13:00
Starters: Kaneko, Chihiro (ORI) 14-8, 1.96 - Karashima, Wataru (RAK) 3-4, 4.42

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Orix 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 3 10 13 2
Rakuten 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 9 0

Attendance: 16966 | Time: 3h51m | Rakuten leads series, 16-7-1

Orix Buffaloes

Hitters (LOB: 7, DP: 1)

Pos Player AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
(SS) Adachi, Ryoichi .235 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 F8   G6   F9   SH5 F9  
(3B/1B) Shimada, Takuya .143 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Kl   F8   F7   G4   BB
(DH) Itoi, Yoshio .300 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 G3     1B (8)   2B (9)      
PH/DH Takehara, Naotaka .238 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1             HR (7)    
PH/DH Nishikawa, Hiroki .000 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0                 Ks
(1B) Okada, Takahiro .222 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1   Ks   HR (9)   F8 Ks   1B (7)
3B Hara, Takuya .253 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(CF/LF) Sakaguchi, Tomotaka .230 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   G4   BB   BB   BB F7
(LF) Kawabata, Takayoshi .244 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1B (9)   DP   F9   SH1  
CF Goto, Shunta .199 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0                 2B (7)
(C) Ito, Hikaru .285 5 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   1B (7)   G6   Ks   2B (8) 1B (8)
(RF) Takeda, Kengo .250 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   F7     2B (8)   1B (7) G6 F8
(2B) Tsutsumi, Yuki .143 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0     G4   Ks   BB 1B (6)  
(P) Kaneko, Chihiro .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Sato, Tatsuya .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Kaida, Tomoyuki .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .256 37 10 13 10 6 5 2 1 2 2  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
W Kaneko, Chihiro 29 15 8 0 7.0 121 31 29 7 1 9 2 0 0 1 0 4 3 2.015
H Sato, Tatsuya 67 2 4 0 1.0 28 5 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.731
  Kaida, Tomoyuki 35 2 5 0 1.0 17 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.906
            9.0 166 40 37 9 1 12 3 0 0 1 0 4 3  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters (LOB: 9, 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
(RF) Okajima, Takero .323 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G6   Ks   G6   G2   1B (9)
(2B) Fujita, Kazuya .275 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1B (8)   BB   L5   Ks   G4
(1B) Akaminai, Ginji .317 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1B (9)     G6   G1 1B (7)   G1
(DH) Jones, Andruw .243 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ks     Fo3   E6 Ks    
PH/DH Nakashima, Toshiya .232 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0                 Kl
(3B) McGehee, Casey .292 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Kl     HR (7)   1B (6)   2B (9)  
PR/3B Iwasaki, Tatsuro .218 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
(LF) Masuda, Shintaro .272 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0   Ks   BB   1B (8)   BB  
(SS) Matsui, Kazuo .248 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0   Ks   E6   2B (8)   G4  
PR/SS Nishida, Tetsuro .167 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0                  
(C) Shima, Motohiro .257 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   G5   Kl   F6      
PH/C Ishimine, Tadashi .125 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0               Ks  
(CF) Hijirisawa, Ryo .284 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0     F9   Ks F7   Ks  
(P) Karashima, Wataru .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Heuser, Jim .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Fukuyama, Hiroyuki .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
P Kamata, Yoshinao .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
    .267 37 4 9 4 12 3 0 3 0 1  

Pitchers

  Player G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
  Karashima, Wataru 11 3 4 0 4.0 62 16 15 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.424
L Heuser, Jim 22 2 2 0 3.0 65 15 12 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 6.027
  Fukuyama, Hiroyuki 22 0 0 0 1.0 25 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 4.413
  Kamata, Yoshinao 8 1 2 0 1.0 22 7 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 12.512
            9.0 174 44 37 13 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 10 10  

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Notes

The Eagles won the season series, 16-7-1.

General: AneCam model Midori Kuzuoka threw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/13/2013

Orix: The Buffaloes stopped a two-game losing streak.  They finished the year 66-73-5. ... Kaneko is 5-0 in seven starts since his last loss on August 28 (vs Rakuten).  He is 3-2 in six starts against the Eagles this season.  He leads both leagues with 200 strikeouts. ... Ito picked up his fifth modasho of the year. ... Takeda notched the first hit of his Ichi-gun career in the 5th (second game, fifth trip to the plate). ... Tsutsumi also recorded the first hit and stolen base of his career in the 8th (second game, eighth plate appearance). ... Itoi has recorded batting averages at or above .300 five seasons in a row. ... T-Okada's home run in the 4th was his first since April 19 (vs Softbank).

Rakuten: The Eagles' two-game winning streak came to an end.  They finished the season 82-59-3. ... Karashima entered the start 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in one start against the Buffaloes this year.  He was looking to pick up his first win in three games (two starts) since his last victory on September 22 (vs Nippon Ham). ... McGehee recorded his eleventh modasho of the season (second in as many games). ... Fujita extended his hitting streak to five games.