• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Right-hander Seishu Hatake won a clash of rookie starters, throwing seven scoreless innings in the Yomiuri Giants’ 6-1 win over the Yokohama BayStars on Sunday.

Hatake (6-2) walked five but allowed just two hits, while striking out three, and went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Giants moved out of a third-place tie with the BayStars. The top three teams in each league earn a spot in the playoffs to determine who will play in the season-ending Japan Series.

In a game that was more walkathon than pitchers’ duel, BayStars lefty Haruhiro Hamaguchi (9-6) issued three one-out walks in the first before Shuichi Murata doubled in two runs. Hamaguchi allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits, five walks and a hit batsman over four innings.

The Giants made it 3-0 in the second after a two-out error and an RBI double by Casey McGehee, who extended his franchise record for two-baggers to 46. Hatake had one of the Giants’ two RBI singles in their three-run, fifth.

Dragons at Tigers — ppd.

Swallows at Carp — ppd.

PACIFIC LEAGUE

Lions 3, Hawks 2 (10)

At MetLife Dome, rookie Sosuke Genda singled to open Seibu’s 10th inning and scored the winning run in the Lions’ walk-off victory after lefty Livan Moinelo (4-2) walked three straight batters with one out.

Buffaloes 4, Fighters 2 (10)

At Sapporo Dome, Stefen Romero’s two-run, 10th-inning homer broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Orix to a come-from-behind victory over Hokkaido Nippon Ham.

Marines at Eagles — ppd.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)