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Orix Buffaloes 2 – Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 1 (May 13, 2014)

by on May.13, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under Game Summaries, NPB

Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ kobo Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Nishi, Yuki (ORI) 6-0, 0.96 - Kawai, Takashi (RAK) 1-0, 0.00

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

Attendance: 22861 | Time: 3h4m | Orix leads series, 7-0-0

Orix Buffaloes

Hitters

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
German, Esteban 3B .267 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 BB   G6   Fo3     G5  
Hara, Takuya 3B .261 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Hirano, Keiichi 2B .281 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DP(6)     1B (8)   1B (7)   F7  
Itoi, Yoshio RF .354 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G4     F6   Ks     1B (8)
Takehara, Naotaka LF .182 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   G3   F8   F6      
Kawabata, Takayoshi LF .333 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0                 HBP
Yamazaki, Katsuki C .111 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Pena, Wily Mo DH .248 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   G4   F8   F8     1B (8)
Tsuchiya, Teppei PR-DH .267 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Sakaguchi, Tomotaka CF-LF .262 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   G5     1B (6)   Ks   1B (7)
Betancourt, Yuniesky 1B .136 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0     1B (9)   1B (7)   Ks   DP(6)
Adachi, Ryoichi SS .215 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0     SH1   SH1   G5    
Ito, Hikaru C .230 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     G4   F7     F8  
Goto, Shunta CF .289 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Nishi, Yuki P .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0                  
Hirano, Yoshihisa P .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
  .257 30 2 8 2 3 2 2 0 1 0  

BATTING
LOB: 5

FIELDING
DP: 1 (Adachi, Ryoichi-Hirano, Keiichi-Betancourt, Yuniesky in the 2nd)
E: Nishi, Yuki (4th)

Pitchers

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Nishi, Yuki, W 7 7 0 0 8.0 113 31 27 6 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.818
Hirano, Yoshihisa, S 15 1 0 13 1.0 15 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3.375
          9.0 128 35 31 7 1 6 2 0 2 0 0 1 1  

Rakuten Eagles

Hitters

  AVG AB R H RBI SO BB/HBP SH SB E HR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Shimauchi, Hiroaki CF .194 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 G6   G3   G4     Kl  
Fujita, Kazuya 2B .313 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1B (7)   L4     G4   G4  
Matsui, Kazuo 3B .270 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Ks     Ks   1B (8)   1B (9)  
Jones, Andruw DH .233 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 F7     1B (8)   BB   F9  
Bowker, John LF .250 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1B (9)   F8   G1     F7
Akaminai, Ginji 1B .293 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   F7   G4   L3     HR (7)
Okajima, Takero RF .252 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0   DP(6)     BB   Ks   Ks
Shima, Motohiro C .354 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0     1B (8)   SH2   G4   Ks
Nishida, Tetsuro SS .296 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0     SH1   F9   G6    
Kawai, Takashi P .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Fukuyama, Hiroyuki P .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
Falkenborg, Brian P .--- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0                  
  .260 31 1 7 1 6 2 2 0 0 1  

BATTING
HR: Akaminai, Ginji (2, 9th inning off Hirano, Yoshihisa, none on)
LOB: 7

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Nishida, Tetsuro-Akaminai, Ginji in the 1st; Nishida, Tetsuro-Fujita, Kazuya-Akaminai, Ginji in the 9th)

Pitchers

  G W L Sv IP NP BF AB H HR SO BB HBP SH WP BK R ER ERA
Kawai, Takashi 2 1 0 0 7.0 99 26 23 5 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.000
Fukuyama, Hiroyuki, H 18 1 0 0 1.0 13 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.409
Falkenborg, Brian, L 12 0 2 6 1.0 18 5 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 2.250
          9.0 130 34 30 8 0 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 2  

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Notes

General: United States Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, her son John Schlossberg, and Rakuten owner Hiroshi Mikitani threw out ceremonial first pitches. Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014, Sanspo 5/14/2014

Orix: The Buffaloes won their eighth straight game against the Eagles (going back to last year, includes five in a row at kobo Stadium). ... Nishi is 9-0 in eleven starts since his last loss on September 12, 2013.  He has won all seven of his starts this season.  He is 2-0 in two starts against the Eagles this year. ... Itoi extended his hitting streak to eleven games.  He safely reached based in his seventeenth consecutive game.

Rakuten: The Eagles have yet to record a victory against the Buffaloes this season.  They dropped their second game in a row at kobo Stadium. ... Falkenborg is 0-7 in eighty-three games since his last win on September 25, 2011.