Yusuke Nomura allowed a run in seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.

Nomura (2-2) allowed five hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk to outduel Giants starter Tomoyuki Sugano (3-4). Sugano's poor command was exacerbated by some poor fielding, allowing the Carp to score four early runs. He was charged with three earned runs on 11 hits over seven innings.

After retiring the Giants in order in the top of the first, Nomura got a boost from his teammates with two runs in the bottom half.