Left-hander Kris Johnson pitched into the eighth inning and drove in a run to help the Hiroshima Carp extend their winning streak to 11 games by beating the Yomiuri Giants 7-5 on Saturday.

The Carp are now one victory shy of the franchise record for consecutive wins set in 1984, the year the Carp won their last Japan Series.

Johnson allowed four runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out five at Tokyo Dome. He threw four scoreless innings before yielding a solo home run to Alex Guerrero in the fifth. Johnson (4-3) had a 7-1 lead before allowing the first three batters to reach in the Giants' four-run eighth.