The Hiroshima Carp squared off against a pitcher who hadn't lost in a month, was on his home turf, and threw one of his better games of the year.

Fortunately for the Carp, their guy was pretty good, too.

Yusuke Nomura held the Yomiuri Giants to a single run, and Ryoma Nishikawa turned Miles Mikolas' only real mistake into a key two-run homer in the fifth inning, as the Carp escaped Tokyo Dome with a 2-1 victory over the Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday night.