• Kyodo


Hitoshi Tamura and Masaaki Koike homered and right-hander Takashi Saito pitched six effective innings Friday to help the Yokohama BayStars to a 6-1 win over the Chunichi Dragons.

Tamura opened the scoring in the third when he connected off Atsushi Nakazato (1-1) for a two-run shot. Koike and Tatsuhiko Kinjo banged out back-to-back RBI hits to make it 4-1 in the seventh after Chunichi cut the deficit to one run in the fourth on a Tyrone Woods homer.

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