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Chen Wei-yin strolled through eight shutout innings as the first-place Chunichi Dragons defeated the Hiroshima Carp for the 10th straight time, 10-1 on Tuesday.

Chen (12-10) scattered seven hits and walked one as the Dragons moved a season-high 18 games over .500.

Masahiro Araki and Masahiko Morino drove in three runs each for Chunichi, which had 17 hits.

BayStars 6, Tigers 3


Eagles 9, Fighters 0

At Sapporo Dome, Teppei Tsuchiya went 5-for-5 and Takeshi Yamasaki homered and drove in four runs as Tohoku Rakuten clobbered Hokkaido Nippon Ham with 16 hits.

Satoshi Nagai (9-10) pitched his first shutout of the season for the victory.

The Fighters, who managed only four hits off Nagai, were blanked for the second straight game.

Buffaloes 3, Lions 2

At Osaka’s Kyocera Dome, Chihiro Kaneko (16-7) won his 12th consecutive start to collect his PL-leading 16th victory as Orix ended Seibu’s three-game winning streak.

Kaneko held the Lions to two runs in seven innings, giving up five hits.

Mitsutaka Goto and Alex Cabrera each had a solo home run for Orix, which stopped a two-game skid.

Marines 5, Hawks 4 (11)

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