• Kyodo


Shinya Miyamoto went 2-for-3 with a fifth-inning RBI single and Ryo Kawashima threw eight shutout innings as the Yakult Swallows blanked the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers 1-0 to snap their five-game losing streak.

Miyamoto singled up the middle off Shinobu Fukuhara (5-10) to score Kosei Ono, who had hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Kawashima at Chiba Marine Stadium.

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