Nobuhiro Matsuda doubled in two runs in the fifth inning, Tsuyoshi Wada threw six effective innings and the Softbank Hawks edged the Yomiuri Giants 2-1 on Wednesday.
The Hawks are now unbeaten in seven interleague games this season, winning five and tying two.
Matsuda doubled to left off Norihito Kaneto (1-1) to score Hiroki Kokubo and Hitoshi Tamura for a 2-0 Softbank lead in the top of the fifth at Tokyo Dome.
Yomiuri got one back in the bottom half against Wada (3-1) on a two-out RBI single by Daisuke Fujimura, who finished the night with three hits.
Wada struggled early but managed to hold the Giants to one run in six innings for the win.
The 2010 PL MVP gave up six hits, walked three and struck out five in a 100-pitch outing.
Fighters 2, Dragons 0
At Nagoya Dome, Yu Darvish pitched his second shutout of the season in winning his sixth straight start as Hokkaido Nippon Ham downed Chunichi.
Darvish allowed just four hits, all singles, walked one, struck out 11 and didn’t permit a runner to reach third base. Yoshio Itoi had an RBI double in the first and Yang Dai-kang added a run-scoring single in the third, both off Maximo Nelson (3-2).
Lions 5, Carp 0
At Mazda Stadium, Takeya Nakamura hit his PL-leading 10th home run — a solo shot — and an RBI single in his first two at-bats as Seibu ended Hiroshima’s winning streak at three games.
Buffaloes 4, Swallows 1
At Jingu Stadium, So Taguchi and Lee Seung Yeop delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the eighth inning as Orix beat Yakult for its third straight victory. Yakult has lost five of its last six games.
Marines 5, Tigers 2
At Koshien Stadium, Yuji Yoshimi (1-1) picked up his first win of the season by throwing 5⅔ effective innings as Chiba Lotte beat Hanshin to snap a seven-game winless streak.
BayStars 6, Eagles 6
At Shizuoka’s Kusanagi Stadium, Takehiro Ishikawa hit a game-tying single in the eighth inning, his third hit of the night, as Yokohama came back three times to play out a nine-inning tie with Tohoku Rakuten.