OSAKA (Kyodo) Fuminori Yokogawa hit a two-run home run to contribute in an 18-hit attack as the Rakuten Eagles walloped the Orix Buffaloes 11-1 in a preseason game on Thursday.
Yokogawa featured among four players who drove in two runs apiece and Hiroshi Katayama pitched six innings of one-run ball at Kyocera Dome.
Teppei Tsuchiya had three hits and drove in a run. Orix’s Ryan Vogelsong, acquired from the Hanshin Tigers this off-season, yielded four runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 shaky innings.
In other action, the Hiroshima Carp rallied to beat the Chunichi Dragons 15-10.