Daisuke Miura outdueled Koji Uehara in the only Central League game Tuesday as the cellar-dwelling Yokohama BayStars edged the Yomiuri Giants 3-2 at Tokyo Dome and sent the home team to its third straight loss.
The Giants wasted a no-out, two-on chance in the second inning and are now 11.5 games behind the front-running Hanshin Tigers.
Miura (3-2) did not allow a runner past first base from the third to seventh inning and was charged with two runs and six hits over eight innings.
Ryoji Aikawa, Hitoshi Tamura and Takanori Suzuki each drove in a run.
Carp at Tigers — ppd.
Dragons at Swallows — ppd.
Hawks 4, Fighters 0
At Fukuoka Dome, Tomohiro Nagai pitched 6-1/3 scoreless frames in his first mound appearance this season and designated hitter Julio Zuleta had two RBIs as Daiei shut out Nippon Ham and became the first Pacific League team to win 40 games.
Lions 6, Marines 5
At Seibu Dome, Alex Cabrera hit homers in consecutive at-bats and Hiroshi Hirao scored the game winner on a pinch-hit, RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth inning in Seibu’s come-from-behind win over Lotte.
Surgery for Fujita
OSAKA (Kyodo) Hanshin Tigers right-hander Taiyo Fujita, who damaged ligaments in the elbow of his throwing arm last month, left on Tuesday for the United States to undergo elbow surgery, baseball officials said.
The third-year pitcher and 2001 top draft pick complained of discomfort in his elbow in early May.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.