For a couple of teams in Japan, it was (thank God it’s) streak-ending Friday.
Tigers 6, Swallows 0: At Jingu Stadium, the Hanshin Tigers now have more wins this season than losing streaks thanks to a three-hit shutout by Koyo Aoyagi (2-0).
The right-handed side-armer faced his big test in the bottom of the sixth inning. With a 2-0 lead since the first, he gave up Norichika Aoki’s leadoff double and fell behind Tetsuto Yamada before striking him out with a pitch in the zone. He then did the same with Munetaka Murakami.Continue reading NPB news: april 22, 2022