• Kyodo


Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks right-hander Nao Higashihama threw a no-hitter to lead his team to a 2-0 win over the Seibu Lions in the Pacific League on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old from Okinawa struck out six and issued a pair of walks on 97 pitches at Fukuoka’s PayPay Dome, improving to 4-1 with his first complete game of the season.

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