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NPB news: May 9, 2023

Tuesday brought four shutouts, three complete games, and two big offensive games.

Tuesday’s games

Buffaloes 2, Eagles 0: At Miyagi Stadium, Orix’s Hiroya Miyagi (4-0) needed just 109 pitches to complete a four-hit shutout, thanks to rookie right fielder Tokumasa Chano, who saved two runs with a leaping one-out catch against the wall and then doubled off the runner from first to end the inning.

Tokumasa Chano’s big defense.

Rakuten’s Takahisa Hayakawa (1-3) kept the Buffaloes off the board until he surrendered eighth-inning homers to Marwin Gonzalez, his third this year in Sendai, and Kodai Sano.

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NPB news: Oct. 27, 2022

Japan Series Game 5 was played Thursday and it was a thriller.

We also learned Hiroshima Carp pitcher Masato Morishita, the Central League’s 2020 rookie of the year, had orthoscopic surgery on his right elbow to treat a bone spur and loose tissue within the joint on Wednesday.

Morishita, who the Carp said will not be able to resume throwing in the bullpen for three to four months was to be on Japan’s roster for Novembers internationals against Australia.

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Let’s get to the game, shall we?

Game 5

Buffaloes 6, Swallows 4: At Osaka Dome, Masataka Yoshida lowered the boom as Orix, with two home runs, Orix’s first of the series, including a two-run tie-breaking ninth-inning walk-off blast against Yakult closer Scott McGough.

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