• The Associated Press


Mitsutaka Goto hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday as the Orix BlueWave put Daiei’s pennant hopes on hold with a 12-11 victory over the front-running Hawks.

Daiei had a chance to clinch the Pacific League pennant with either a win or a tie, but lost to the last-place BlueWave in extra innings for the second straight game when Goto connected off Hawks reliever Katsunori Okamoto.

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