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Nobuhiko Matsunaka hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and D.J. Houlton threw one-run ball over seven innings as the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks edged the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 2-1 on Saturday, ending their winning streak at nine games.

Matsunaka went deep to right off Yoshinori Tateyama (2-4) with two outs in the eighth inning, his second homer in as many days, at Sapporo Dome.

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