Former big leaguer Phil Coke threw seven scoreless innings to earn his first win in Japan as the Orix Buffaloes pounded the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 8-1 in the Pacific League on Saturday.

Before 21,550 at Kyocera Dome, Coke (1-1) bounced back from a hammering in his NPB debut. The 34-year-old lefty allowed three hits, but none through the first six innings. He walked two and struck out four.

"It was a really nice outing. That's what I was expecting to do the last time out," Coke said.