• The Associated Press


Scott Mullen went 8 1/3 solid innings Friday as the Yomiuri Giants edged the Softbank Hawks 3-2 in interleague play.

Mullen, who played for the Yokohama BayStars last season, struck out 11 batters at Tokyo Dome while giving up two runs on six hits for his first win of the season. Yuya Kubo retired the last two batters in the ninth for the save.

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