Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto threw the second no-hitter of his career Saturday as he spearheaded the Pacific League leaders to a 4-0 win over the second-place Chiba Lotte Marines.

The no-hitter is the 100th in Japanese pro baseball history. Yamamoto's previous no-hitter came on June 18, 2022, against the Seibu Lions.

The 25-year-old right-hander struck out eight, walked one and hit a batter with a pitch at Chiba's Zozo Marine Stadium.