Shohei Tateyama allowed two hits over seven innings and Kazuhiro Hatakeyama drove in three runs as the Central League-leading Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the fading Hiroshima Carp 6-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Tateyama (6-2), who returned this season from his third Tommy John surgery, was perfect through five innings.

Hiroshima's Tomohiro Abe ended that when he reached on a broken-bat leadoff single in the sixth. The Carp managed their only two hits off Tateyama in that inning, but both runners were thrown out by catcher Yuhei Nakamura while trying to steal second.