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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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NPB news: May 27, 2022

Roki night was nothing to celebrate for the Lotte Marines, who failed to score for their youngster, while the Central League and Pacific League leaders squared off, a game soon became a question of whether or not we’d see a player hit four homers in one game for the first time since 2003.

We also had three complete games, one of which came within a hair of being a shutout and the other where the biggest lapse for the winning team was a two-run error.

Shall we get started?

Friday’s games

Swallows 8, Eagles 1: At Miyagi Stadium, Yasutaka Shiomi hit three home runs in his first three at-bats, and then decried his lack of skill that prevented him from becoming the sixth player to hit four homers in a Japanese major league game.

“I had good pitches to hit (after the third home run) but I need to practice more,” he said.

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