Baseball: Yanagita again powers Hawks past Marines

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18:45 27 Aug 2016

FUKUOKA, Aug. 27, Kyodo

Yuki Yanagita erupted for 5 RBIs as a SoftBank Hawks beaten a Lotte Marines for a second true day on Saturday with a 14-3 win to stay during a tip of a Pacific-League standings.

Yanagita, who had 4 RBIs a day progressing as a Hawks clobbered a Marines 11-3 to lapse to a PL summit, was again during a core of SoftBank’s offense. He singled in a run in a initial and second innings before blustering over a left-center margin wall for 3 runs in a third off Lotte rookie Ryota Sekiya (4-4).

SoftBank starter Kodai Senga (11-1) continued his considerable form, winning his third true start as he hold a Marines to dual solo homers over 6 innings. The right-hander authorised 5 hits, dual walks and strike a beat in a 99-pitch effort.

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