• Kyodo


Toshiya Sugiuchi stretched his personal winning streak to three games Tuesday when he pitched his second complete game shutout of the season to lift the Softbank Hawks over the Hanshin Tigers 2-0 in interleague play.

Sugiuchi (8-1), who was tagged with his only loss on May 10 despite going the distance, struck out 10 and threw a two-hitter in his fifth complete game effort to outduel Naohisa Sugiyama (2-4), who fanned seven and was no less impressive with two runs and five hits through the eighth at Koshien Stadium.

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