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Second-year right-hander Shohei Otani threw the first shutout of his professional career on Tuesday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 3-0.

Making his sixth start of the season, the 19-year-old Otani (4-1) gave up six hits while striking out nine and walking three in a 126-pitch outing at Ocean Stadium.

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