• Kyodo


Tomotaka Sakaguchi had a game-tying RBI single in the fifth inning and Wily Mo Pena delivered a two-run single with two outs the same frame as the Orix Buffaloes came from behind to beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-3 to resume the regular season on Monday.

The Pacific League-front-runners, who have a half-game edge on the second-place Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, won their Japanese baseball-leading 50th game as league play resumed following the All-Star break.

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