Orix Buffaloes vs Rakuten Eagles @ Rakuten Kobo Stadium Miyagi – 18:00
Starters: Yamasaki, Sachiya (ORI) 1-0, 0.00 – Ray, Kenny (RAK)
The game was called at 19:38 due to rain after a thirty-one minute delay. Rakuten had a 5-4 lead with one out in the bottom of the third.
Orix’s Brent Morel had home runs in consecutive trips to the plate in the first (two-run) and third (solo) innings. Rakuten’s Zelous Wheeler had blasted a three-run home run in the first.