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Lions’ Wakui roughed up in return from WBC

Kyodo

Saitama Seibu Lions right-hander Hideaki Wakui had a rough outing in his return from the World Baseball Classic on Friday.

Wakui gave up four runs — all in the fifth inning — and 12 hits in five innings of work in an 8-5 win over the Yomiuri Giants at Seibu Dome.

Yomiuri right-hander Hiroshi Kisanuki, who is vying for a spot in the starting rotation, was charged with five runs in five innings. Dicky Gonzalez was also shaky, allowing three runs in three innings for Yomiuri.

At Yahoo Dome, Nobuhiro Matsuda singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks a 7-6 victory over the Hiroshima Carp.

Matsuda, who hit a walkoff solo homer a day earlier against the Hanshin Tigers, went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs.

Colby Lewis gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for Hiroshima.

At Nagoya Dome, left-hander Kazuki Kondo did not allow a runner to reach third base over six shutout innings as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Chunichi Dragons 3-1.

Tuffy Rhodes went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Orix. Chunichi right-hander Kazuki Yoshimi allowed two runs and struck out six in six innings.