Daichi Osera threw a complete game and contributed with his bat as he pitched the Hiroshima Carp to their ninth straight win, a 3-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Wednesday.

The Carp, who have won the last three Central League pennants but struggled early in the season, took a 1-0 lead in the second on an error after singles by catcher Tsubasa Aizawa and Osera.

The Carp pitcher struck out eight and allowed just three hits while walking none in a 91-pitch gem as he improved to 4-2 on the season.