• Kyodo


An RBI sacrifice fly by Atsushi Fujimoto in the third inning was all the Hanshin Tigers needed to post their second straight victory over the Rakuten Eagles 4-0 in the only interleague game held Monday.

Shinjiro Hiyama singled home the second run in the fourth and Tomoaki Kanemoto added two runs on a double — his second of the night — in the eighth at Fullcast Stadium in Miyagi Prefecture as the Central League-leading Tigers moved seven games over .500 for their best record this season.

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