• Compiled From Wire Reports


Kazuhiro Wada hit a two-run homer Saturday and Masahide Kaizuka added a three-run blast to lead the Seibu Lions to a 9-2 victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines at Ishikawa Prefectural Stadium.

Wada gave the Lions a 4-1 lead in the third inning with his 25th homer of the season, tying him for the Pacific League-lead with Fukuoka Daiei Hawks catcher Kenji Jojima.

Kaizuka gave the Lions a comfortable 8-1 lead in the top of the fifth.

Seibu starter Hsu Ming-chie picked up the win after holding the Marines to one run on six hits over seven innings.

Buffaloes 3, Hawks 1

At Osaka Dome, Norihiro Nakamura hit a solo homer and drove in another run to lead Kintetsu past league-leading Daiei.

BlueWave 5, Fighters 4 (10)

At Tokyo Dome, Yoshitomo Tani belted a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Orix over Nippon Ham.


Carp 11, BayStars 4

At Hiroshima Stadium, Shigenobu Shima drew a bases-loaded walk, Greg Larocca hit a grand slam and Tomonori Maeda followed with a solo homer as the Carp beat Yokohama.

Giants 8, Swallows 2

At Jingu Stadium, Koji Uehara (6-3) struck out seven and walked none in eight strong innings and Bryan Corey closed out the ninth as Yomiuri defeated Yakult for its first victory in six games.

Dragons 9, Tigers 1

At Nagoya Dome, Masahiro Yamamoto (6-2) held third-place Hanshin to a run over seven innings and Kazuyoshi Tatsunami had five RBIs as Chunichi won its fifth straight.

Toyoda off roster

TOKOROZAWA, Saitama Pref. (Kyodo) Seibu Lions closer Kiyoshi Toyoda, who is suffering from lower back pain, was removed from the active roster on Saturday, team officials said.

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