• Kyodo


Nobuhiko Matsunaka hit two of the team’s five homers and Toshiya Sugiuchi pitched a four-hitter Monday as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks demolished the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 10-1 at Sapporo Dome.

Matsunaka connected for his first of two solo shots off Shintaro Ejiri (2-1) in a six-run third inning to put the visitors up 7-0 and hit his second homer off Yusaku Iriki in the seventh as the Hawks won their sixth in seven games.

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