• Kyodo


Masahiro Tanaka threw a four-hitter as the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 to extend their club-record winning streak to 11 games on Tuesday.

The former New York Yankee Tanaka (4-1) needed just 107 pitches to earn the win at Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi. The right-hander went the distance for the first time this season, striking out seven and walking one.

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