The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks looked set for their sixth straight victory until the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday, when Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles rookie Ryosuke Tatsumi launched a walk-off double to give his team an 8-7 come-from-behind win.

The Eagles entered the home half of the ninth at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi trailing 7-5 before SoftBank closer Yuito Mori (1-2) loaded the bases for American slugger Jabari Blash on three straight singles.

Blash seemed primed for some late heroics after homering twice and driving in four of the Eagles' first five runs, but it was Tatsumi who stole the show by hitting a two-run double after the former big leaguer singled for his fifth RBI of the game.