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NPB news: Aug. 29, 2023

Hideaki Wakui and Carter Stewart Jr. both had big games on a day when two teams that have struggled to score of late piled on the runs, while Matt Davidson and Shota Suekane powered the Carp, and Keita Sano and Shugo Maki did the same for DeNA, while Wataru Matsumoto pitched his heart out with nothing to show for it.

Off the field, the season’s biggest star was deactivated .

Hawks 7, Buffaloes 0: At Nagasaki, Orix struggled to make good contact off SoftBank’s Carter Stewart Jr. (3-4), who allowed three walks and six hits while striking out just five over seven innings, while the Hawks had no trouble putting balls in play and finding holes against Jacob Waguespack (4-7), who allowed all seven runs over three innings.

SoftBank’s Isami Nomura tagged up on a pop up to shallow right field caught by the second baseman, and slid home to score the game’s first run ahead of the tag.

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NPB news: Aug. 22, 2023

Gregory “El Coffee” Polanco had a night Carter Stewart Jr. would not like to repeat on Tuesday in Japanese pro baseball, while Jacob Waguespack gave Orix a reason to keep letting him start games, and Shota Imanaga continued to get hammered early.

Marines 5, Hawks 3: At Chiba Marine Stadium, Gregory Polanco’s 16 home run, a two-run shot in the first on a hanging curve, put Lotte on top against Carter Stewart Jr. (2-4), before the Hawks tied it on Ryoya Kurihara’s two-run homer in the second off C.C. Mercedes (4-6). Shogo Nakamura’s 10th homer, in the third, made it 3-2, and though Stewart worked around a pair of two-out walks, a leadoff walk in the fifth and Nakamura’s third hit set up a Polanco RBI double and a Mike Brosseau sac fly that sealed the win.

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