Koji Uehara threw a no-hitter for 6 2/3 innings and halted Yomiuri’s four-game losing streak Saturday as the Giants eked out a 1-0 win over the Chunichi Dragons at the Fukuoka Dome.

Uehara (7-3) struck out eight and gave up four hits without a walk for his first shutout of the season as the Giants gained a game on the Hanshin Tigers in the Central League standings.

Akira Eto drove home the only run of the game in the fourth inning when he ripped a single into center field with two out and runners on first and third.


Buffaloes 5, Fighters 1 (11)

Norihiro Nakamura hit a two-run double in a four-run go-ahead 11th inning as Kintetsu beat Nippon Ham at Iwaki Green Stadium in Fukushima Prefecture.

‘Stars acquire Holt

The Yokohama BayStars on Saturday formally announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Chris Holt from the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs.

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