One run – one run – one run – zero runs – one run.

The Orix Buffaloes, who are in first place in Nippon Professional Baseball’s Pacific League, have set a record for the first time in 50 years. They’ve scored one run or less in five consecutive games, extending their winning streak to four.

The Oryx won 5-1 against the Seibu Lions at the Veruna Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, on 22 April.

The Ducks have now held the Lions to one run or less in each of their last five games. This is the first time in 50 years that the Ducks have allowed one run or less in five consecutive games since 31 August-6 September 1973.

The Orix won 5-1 on Sunday, following a 2-1 victory over SoftBank on the 17th, a 1-1 draw with Nippon Ham on the 18th (12 extra innings)바카라사이트, a 2-1 victory over Nippon Ham on the 19th, and a 1-0 victory over Nippon Ham on the 20th (11 extra innings).

Taishi Hirooka / Oryx Club Social Media

The Oryx loaded the bases in the second inning on a walk, hit by pitch, sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Kenya Wakatsuki grounded out to shortstop to put runners at third and fourth with two outs.

Taishi Hirooka, who was on the first team roster for the day, hit a bases-clearing triple to centre field to make it 3-0. The centre fielder tried to make a sliding catch but failed, allowing both runners to reach base. Hirooka’s single helped the Oryx break their recent embarrassing streak of eight consecutive games with two runs or less.

The Oryx had runners on first and third in the sixth when Keita Nakagawa doubled to left and Tomoya Mori singled to right. Kotaro Kurebayashi’s single to centre and Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly plated two runs to make it 5-0.

Oryx starter Jacob Wagespach earned his first win in his third start of the season, going six innings and striking out nine. The bullpen followed with one inning of relief, allowing one run on a solo home run.

Jacob Wagespack / Orix Club Social Media

The Orix will start ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto against the Seibu on the 23rd. It will be the first time in 50 years that Yamamoto has allowed one run or fewer in five consecutive games, as he took the loss against SoftBank on the 16th, allowing three runs in five innings (unearned). It was Yamamoto’s fewest innings pitched this season.

The rest of the Orix starting rotation followed suit, with Hiroya Miyagi (one run in six innings), Shunpeita Yamashita (one run in seven innings), Sachiya Yamasaki (6.2 scoreless innings), Kohei Azuma (seven scoreless innings), and Waguespeck (six scoreless innings).

It will be interesting to see if Yamamoto can avenge his last loss and continue his streak of allowing one run or less.

Meanwhile, Mori, who made his professional debut with Seibu in 2014 and played for nine seasons until last year before moving to the Orix this year, reached the 1,000-game milestone against his hometown team.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto / Oryx Club Social Media

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *