• Kyodo


Katsuhiko Miyaji went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Nobuhiko Matsunaka homered to lead the Pacific League-leading Softbank Hawks to a 7-4 victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday night.

Miyaji hit a two-run single and Jolbert Cabrera followed with a two-run double as Softbank jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, before Matsunaka connected off Keven Hodges (2-9) in the sixth to make it 5-2 at Yahoo Dome.

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