Yoshitomo Tani belted a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning as the Orix BlueWave edged the PL frontrunning Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 4-3 at Yahoo BB Stadium on Friday.
Tied 1-1 in the fifth, Tadahito Iguchi and Nobuhiko Matsunaka smacked back-to-back RBI singles to give the Hawks the lead.
In the bottom of the frame, Kazuhiko Shiotani singled home a run and after one out with the bases loaded, Jose Ortiz drew a walk for the game-tying run. CENTRAL LEAGUE BayStars 9, Carp 3
Rookie Shuichi Murata belted his 10th homer of the month and Takeshi Nakamura drilled a grand slam as Yokohama downed Hiroshima at Hiroshima Stadium for its third straight win.
Lefty Yuji Yoshimi (3-10) held the Carp to three runs on nine hits — including two solo homers — while striking out nine over seven innings for his first win since May 3 after losing seven straight decisions.
The BayStars scored five runs in the first inning with Murata’s three-run homer and a two-run blast by Katsuaki Furuki — both off Carp hurler Kan Otake (0-1).
Up 5-3 in the eighth, Nakamura slammed his fifth career grand slam to widen the lead for Yokohama.
Second-year pitcher Otake gave up five runs on five hits over one inning of work in his first career appearance.
Hiroshima lost its third game in a row and fell to .500.
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