Takayoshi Noma delivered a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning among his three hits as the Hiroshima Carp extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday.

Masato Morishita (6-2) held the Dragons to three runs, two earned, over eight innings for the win. The right-hander also led off the seventh with a double and scored on Noma's single to left for a 3-2 lead at Mazda Stadium.

Matt Davidson added a two-run single later in the seventh.

Takuya Yasaki picked up his 18th save. Dragons reliever Akiyoshi Katsuno (4-2) gave up three runs in one-third of an inning.

In other Central League action, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Hanshin Tigers 6-3, while the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Yokohama DeNA BayStars 4-2.

In the Pacific League, Kenya Wakatsuki hit a walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning to give the Orix Buffaloes a 5-4 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, who have lost 11 games in a row for the first time in 18 years.

The Seibu Lions edged the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 2-1. The Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-2. The once-dominant Hawks have dropped 10 in a row for the first time in 38 years.