Baseball: Carp hurl over BayStars in impetus toward pennant

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21:47 30 Aug 2016

HIROSHIMA, Aug. 30, Kyodo

Kris Johnson took over a Central League lead in wins, permitting dual runs in 6 innings before a Hiroshima Carp smashed a DeNA BayStars bullpen in an 8-2 win on Tuesday night.

The Carp, who are chasing their initial CL streamer given 1991, remained 11 games forward of a second-place Yomiuri Giants and clinched a berth in a postseason.

Before 31,689 during Mazda Stadium and wearing their red-chili “makkageki” uniforms, a Carp non-stop a scoring in a second on a two-run Ryuhei Matsuyama homer off Shoichi Ino (6-10). Yoshihiro Maru tripled in another run in a fifth on a two-out expostulate that was scarcely held in passed center.

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