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NPB news: June 13, 2023

Hiroto Takahashi threw his first career complete game Tuesday, Yoshinobu Yamamoto and rookie Shoki Murakami locked up in a duel, Yomiuri’s Yohander Mendez returned from injury with a big game, and Kohei Arihara won his first game since returning to Japan.

Tuesday’s games

Buffaloes 2, Tigers 0: At Koshien Stadium, Yoshinobu Yamamoto (6-2) struck out 11 over eight innings, and Hanshin made two errors leading to a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Keita Nakagawa off Shoki Murakami (5-3). The Tigers rookie struck out nine in eight innings and also surrendered a Marwin Gonzalez’s eighth home run. Soichiro Yamazaki worked the ninth to earn his second save.

Tigers-Buffaloes highlights

Dragons 7, Marines 0: At Nagoya Dome, Chunichi’s young Hiro, Hiroto Takahashi (2-6) struck out nine while walking two in a five-hitter, while Seiya Hosokawa and rookie Hiroki Fukunaga each reached three times and scored twice.

Takuya Kinoshita singled in Fukunaga in the second inning as the Dragons became the second straight team to score six runs off Kazuya Ojima (5-2). Hosokawa walked in the fourth, Dayan Viciedo doubled and both scored on a Fukunaga double. Hosokawa hit his seventh homer, in the sixth with a man on, and Viciedo followed with his second. Fukunaga doubled and scored in the eighth.

Dragons-Marines highlights

Eagles 6, Carp 3: At New Hiroshima Citizens Stadium, Daichi Osera (2-5) cruised through three innings, but Takero Okajima hit a three-run homer in the fourth, and the Eagles tacked on two more. The Carp made it a 5-3 game in the sixth, when doubles by Ryoma Nishikawa and Matt Davidson chased Takahiro Norimoto (3-4). Yuki Matsui worked the ninth for his 12th save.

Giants 3, Lions 0: At Tokyo Dome, Yohander Mendez (1-1) worked six innings in his first start, Kazuma Okamoto doubled in a third-inning and Yoshihiro Maru hit his fourth homer in four games in the fourth. Taisei Ota earned his 13th save.

Hawks 5, Swallows 1: At Jingu Stadium, Kohei Arihara (1-0) allowed a run in six innings, Akira Nakamura opened the game with his third home run, off Yasuhiro Ogawa (3-6), who then allowed Kensuke Kondo’s two-run homer in the fifth. Kenta Imamiya hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Norichika Aoki accounted for Yakult’s run with his second homer.

Swallows-Hawks highlights

Deniers 5, Fighters 3: At Yokohama Stadium, Shota Imanaga (4-1) allowed two runs over seven innings, while Taiki Sekine and Masayuki Kuwahara drove in a run each in the second and fourth innings. Yasutaka Tobashira doubled twice, singled, walked and scored twice for DeNA. Go Matsumoto had three hits and homered for the Fighters. Yasuaki Yamasaki earned his 16th save.

DeNA-Nippon Ham highlights

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NPB news: June 2, 2023

An approaching typhoon washed out unroofed games in Kansai and Kanto on the first night for Central League teams to host games, leaving just Tokyo Dome, Nagoya and Hiroshima as the only interleague venues.

In Hiroshima, 42-year-old Tsuyoshi Wada started in the hunt for his 27th career interleague victory that would tie him with 43-year-old fellow lefty Masanori Ishikawa, but he was hit on his pitching hand by a line drive off the bat of Ryan McBroom and exited the game early.

“I’m not interested in those numbers, but if it makes others happy, then I’m good with it,” said Wada, who had won his previous three decisions with good run support keeping him from a loss against Orix on May 4.

We also learned Friday that Roki Sasaki’s next start for the Lotte Marines is set for Sunday.

Friday’s games

Dragons 2, Buffaloes 1, 11 innings: At Nagoya Dome, Yuki Okabayashi tripled to open the bottom of the first and scored on a Taisuke Yamaoka wild pitch. Orix tied it against Shinnosuke Ogasawara in the third on doubles by Tomoya Noguchi and rookie Tokumasa Chano, both of whom contributed good catches in the outfield. Ogasawara went seven innings and Yamaoka six.

Jacob Waguespack (2-3) got two outs before rookie Hiroki Fukunaga singled, Dayan Viciedo walked, Okabyashi singled to load the bases and rookie Kaito Muramatsu singled in the winning run.

Fighters 8, Giants 2: At Tokyo Dome, submarine right-hander Kenya Suzuki (5-2) allowed two runs in 5-2/3 innings, Chusei Mannami reached bases his first four times and scored three runs, while Ariel Martinez had an RBI double and a two-run homer for the Fighters. Two nights after his first major league home runs, Gosuke Kato popped his third, and new Fighter Alen Hanson added a pinch-hit homer in the eighth.

Hawks 5, Carp 1: At New Hiroshima Citizens Stadium, with Wada out of the game, Yugo Bando (2-0) pitched out of a second-inning jam and retired seven of the last eight batters he faced. He left with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Akira Nakamura. The Hawks veteran went 4-for-4, and his third-inning single brought in the first run.

Hiroshima native Yuki Yanagita made it 3-0 in the sixth with his ninth home run and singled in the Hawks’ two-run McBroom, who was credited with an infield single when he knocked Wada out of the game, hit his fifth homer in the bottom of the inning.

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