• Kyodo


Yuki Yanagita homered for the second day in a row on Wednesday, delivering the go-ahead run with a seventh inning solo blast as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks held off the Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes 2-1.

A day after lifting the Hawks to a 7-3 win with his grand slam, Yanagita was once again the hero for the home side at Fukuoka’s PayPay Dome.

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