The Orix Buffaloes took another win over the Chiba Lotte Marines. They are one win away from the Japan Series.
The Oryx defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines 3-2 in Game 4 of the Pacific League Final Stage (best-of-six) of the 2023 NPB Postseason at the Kyocera Dome Osaka in Osaka, Japan on April 21.
After winning Game 1 8-5 on April 18, the Oryx fell 5-6 in Game 2 on April 19. The Oryx took a 2-1 series lead after defeating Chiba Lotte 2-0 in Game 3 on the previous day (Oct. 20) and are now one win away from advancing to the Japan Series. Game 5 will be played on the 22nd.굿모닝토토
Hiroya Miyagi got the win on the mound. Miyagi went six innings, giving up four hits and striking out four without walking a batter. He threw 76 pitches.
In the first inning, he got the first batter, Ogino, to ground out to shortstop and Fujioka to strike out swinging. Miyagi got Ishikawa to ground out to shortstop to end the first inning.
The Oryx struck first in the bottom of the first inning. After leadoff hitter Keita Nakagawa singled to right field, Masahiro Nishino drew a walk. Tomoya Mori followed with a two-run home run over the right field fence.
With two outs, Miyagi retired the first batter of the second inning, Gregory Polanco, on a grounder to shortstop and gave up a single to Genta Daya. But he struck out Shogen Yasuda and got Yamaguchi to ground out to short.
The no-hitter lasted until the sixth inning. With one out, he gave up a single to Ishikawa, got Polanco to ground out to the shortstop, and then gave up a single to Genta. But he got out of the inning without allowing a run.
The Orix added one more run in the top of the sixth. Tomoya led off with a double to left-center field. Leandro Cedeño followed with a grounder to the second baseman, and Sugimoto followed with an RBI double behind left field.
With a 3-0 lead, the Orix got a solo home run from Kyota Fujiwara over the right field fence. After another scoreless inning, the Orix got a solo home run from Polanco in the top of the ninth.
Down by one run, the Orix were able to hold on for a narrow one-run victory.