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Wakui goes distance

TOKOROZAWA, Saitama Pref. (Kyodo) Third-year right-hander Hideaki Wakui went the distance in a strong outing Tuesday, leading the Seibu Lions to a 5-2 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League.

Hawks 3, Eagles 1

At Fukuoka Yahoo Dome, cleanup hitter Nobuhiko Matsunaka got the home team on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the opening frame and Munenori Kawasaki padded the lead with a two-run triple in the fifth as Softbank held off Tohoku Rakuten.

Buffaloes 5, Fighters 2

At Kyocera Dome, Chad Allen, formerly of the Kansas City Royals, broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run bases-loaded double with one out in the sixth and Arihito Muramatsu added insurance with a RBI infield single in Orix’s come-from-behind victory over Nippon Ham.