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NPB news: Aug. 26, 2022

The kids, or at least Japan’s two biggest young stars, were alright Friday, when the Yakult Swallows and DeNA BayStars began their battle for Central League supremacy, while the third-place Orix Buffaloes and second-place Seibu Lions slugged began slugging it out.

Shall we get to it?

Friday’s games

Marines 2, Eagles 0: At Chiba Marine Stadium, Roki Sasaki (8-3) struck out eight over seven innings while walking two a week after the Eagles lit him up in Sendai. Takashi Ogino homered off Takayuki Kishi (7-8) homered in the third, and Hisanori Yasuda doubled in Seiya Inoue with an eighth-inning insurance run on his fourth hit, off Tomohiro Anraku. An unrepentant domestic abuser earned the save for Lotte.

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NPB news: Aug. 17, 2022

The Pacific League’s top-of-the-table clash between SoftBank and Seibu moved on to Game 2 on Wednesday, while the DeNA BayStars entered their game against Yomiuri with a 12-game home winning streak on the line, and the Hanshin Tigers looking to break their seven-game skid against Yakult.

Rain washed out Roki Sasaki’s start against Orix in Kobe, and the Marines are off on Thursday, so who knows when we’ll see if the kid can keep sizzling the way he did for most of his start last week.

Let’s get to the games shall we?

Wednesday’s games

Carp 1, Dragons 0, 11 innings: At Hiroshima Citizens Stadium, Chunichi’s Hiroto Takahashi struck out 10 over seven innings, and Hiroshima’s Allen Kuri threw nine innings, but neither got a decision after the Carp cashed in their only good scoring opportunity of the game on veteran pinch-hitter Ryuhei Matsuyama’s walk-off 11th-inning double against newbie pitcher Akira Neo.

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