• Kyodo


Shuichi Murata lined a single for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Saturday as the Yokohama BayStars overcame six scoreless innings to beat the front-running Chunichi Dragons 8-4 in the Central League.

After Takahiro Saeki reached on a walk, stole second and advanced to third on a Hitoshi Taneda single, he came around to score the tie-breaking run on Murata’s clutch hit off Shinya Okamoto (2-1) that put the BayStars up 5-4 at Yokohama Stadium.

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