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Giants' Taguchi tosses first shutout of career

Aug 3, 2016

Giants' Taguchi tosses first shutout of career

Kazuto Taguchi threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout on Wednesday as the Yomiuri Giants eased to a 5-0 win over the Chunichi Dragons, extending their winning streak to five. Taguchi (7-6), who has won four straight decisions, held the Dragons to two ...

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Aug 2, 2016

Hawks' Takeda collects 11th victory of season

Shota Takeda allowed two runs in eight innings as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 6-2 on Tuesday. Takeda (11-4) gave up four hits, while striking out seven and walking one. Lefty Masahiko Morifuku and right-hander Robert Suarez worked the ...

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Jul 31, 2016

Nakata helps Fighters whittle Hawks' lead

Sho Nakata hit a tie-breaking double to help the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters move within three games of the Pacific-League lead as they beat the front-running Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 6-3 on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 in the sixth with one out and ...