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Atsushi Nomi and two relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout as the Hanshin Tigers beat the Yomiuri Giants 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Nomi (4-0) scattered six hits over seven innings at Koshien Stadium for his first win since April 24. The left-hander returned only last week after four months out with a fractured right foot.

Shinjiro Hiyama delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh off Dicky Gonzalez (5-11). With the potential tying run on third in the ninth, Kyuji Fujikawa struck out Ryota Wakiya for the final out and his 26th save.

Carp 16, BayStars 6

At Yokohama Stadium, Hiroshima got to former major league pitcher Tomokazu Ohka (6-9) early and had a season-high 24 hits in a rout of Yokohama.

Shogo Kimura led the way with five hits and Shigenobu Shima drove in four runs. Eric Stults (6-10) allowed three runs in six innings.

Swallows 6, Dragons 1

At Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, Kazuhiro Hatakeyama broke a fifth-inning tie with a two-run triple, Shohei Tateyama (10-6) pitched six innings of one-run ball and Yakult downed CL leader Chunichi.

Dragons manager Hiromitsu Ochiai was ejected in the fifth for arguing with first base umpire Tomoya Ishiyama after Hatakeyama’s triple near the right-field line.

Veteran lefty Masahiro Yamamoto (5-1) took the loss.


Fighters 3, Buffaloes 0

At Sapporo Dome, Yu Darvish struck out 11 in his second shutout of the season, leading Hokkaido Nippon Ham past Orix.

Darvish (12-7) scattered eight hits and walked two in a 146-pitch outing. The Fighters’ Yoshio Itoi and Yang Dai-kang each had RBI singles.

Shogo Yamamoto (8-10) took the loss.

Eagles 4, Marines 3

At Sendai’s Kleenex Stadium, Takeshi Yamasaki and Norihiro Nakamura hit consecutive RBI singles with two outs in the ninth inning off Hiroyuki Kobayashi (3-2), giving Tohoku Rakuten a walk-off victory over Chiba Lotte.

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