YOKOHAMA – Daisuke Miura won his third consecutive decision and Hitoshi Taneda homered as the Yokohama BayStars stretched their winning streak to seven games in a 4-0 victory over the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday at Yokohama Stadium.
Miura (10-8) scattered seven hits while striking out five and walking one over the distance to notched double-digit wins for the first time in four years.
Taneda, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, connected to the stands in left off Tom Davey (5-6) with two out and a runner on first in the fourth inning, helping the BayStars win seven straight for the first time in four years.
Dragons 5, Tigers 2
At Koshien Stadium, Masahiko Morino, Kosuke Fukudome and Motonobu Tanishige each went deep as second-place Chunichi powered past Central-League leader Hanshin to win its second straight game after losing four in a row.
Morino’s two-run drive gave Chunichi a 2-0 lead in the second but Hanshin tied the game at 2-all in the third, setting the stage for Fukudome’s two-run go-ahead blast off Kei Igawa that gave the visitors the lead for good in the sixth.
Giants 3, Swallows 1
At Tokyo Dome, Hisanori Takahashi (8-10) went seven strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits and posted his first win in nearly a month as Yomiuri sent Yakult to its third loss in a row and return to .500 in the league standings.
Lions 5, Fighters 3
At Sapporo Dome, Kosuke Noda hit his first homer of the season and drove in two runs as Seibu beat Hokkaido Nippon Ham for its third straight win in a 16-hit slugfest.
Yoshihito Ishii drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the first inning to open the scoring for Seibu and Noda’s solo homer off Yusaku Iriki (6-7) made it 2-0 in the fifth.
Marines 5, Hawks 3
At Chiba Marine Stadium, Tomoya Satozaki had a pair of key RBI doubles and Shunsuke Watanabe pitched 6 1/3 effective innings as second-place Chiba Lotte beat Softbank to move three games behind the PL leaders.
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