UPDATE1: Baseball: Yanagita, Wada put Hawks behind into 1st place

A day after his fielding blunder cost his group a Pacific League lead, Yuki Yanagita helped energy them behind on tip as a SoftBank Hawks clobbered a Lotte Marines 11-3 on Friday night.

With dual outs and nothing on in a initial inning, Yanagita homered to start a four-run outburst that was all Hawks starter Tsuyoshi Wada would need. On Thursday, Yanagita’s try to make a shifting locate in shoal core during a ninth inning incited a singular into a three-run, inside-the-park homer that had cost a Hawks a round game.

“I blew it yesterday,” pronounced Yanagita, who went 2-for-5 with 4 RBIs in a array opener opposite a Marines. “My idea currently was to put that behind me and come out prepared to compete. I’m blissful that led to good results.”

Wada surrendered 4 hits and strike a kick over 8 innings, while distinguished out eight. The dual runs he authorised came on solo homers by Alfredo Despaigne. Wada softened to 14-4 to lead both leagues in wins, though notwithstanding his group being in second place for a initial time in over 4 months, he pronounced this start was no different.

“I only took a pile a same as always,” Wada said. “Today my form was not that good, though we was speedy by Gita’s home run. we did give adult home runs to Despaigne, though we did good overall.”

After Yanagita homered, a Seiichi Uchikawa double and a travel rebooted a Hawks offense opposite Lotte right-hander Ayumu Ishikawa (12-5). Back-to-back doubles by Nobuhiro Matsuda and Tomoaki Egawa finished a four-run inning.

Ishikawa authorised 8 runs on 9 hits and dual walks over 3 innings.


Lions 7, Fighters 1

At Omiya Stadium, Yusei Kikuchi (10-5) authorised a run in five-plus innings — when he left a diversion with a scald on his feet — and Takeya Nakamura homered twice as Seibu kick Nippon Ham to strike a Fighters out of initial place.


Eagles 4, Buffaloes 3

At Kobo Miyagi Stadium, Rakuten’s bullpen threw 2-2/3 scoreless innings and Carlos Peguero pennyless a 3-3, eighth-inning tie with his second homer of a deteriorate as a Eagles came from behind to kick Orix.


Central League

BayStars 11, Giants 5

At Yokohama Stadium, Yomiuri ace Tetsuya Utsumi (8-4) had a night to forget, an eight-hit, six-run initial inning in a biased detriment to DeNA, that had six-straight, two-out RBI singles in a opening frame.


Carp 3, Dragons 2

At Nagoya Dome, Chunichi had a curtain thrown out during a image in a eighth, permitting Hiroshima reliever Jay Jackson (5-4) to work around a leadoff single, a double and a walk. Ryosuke Kikuchi singled in a go-ahead run in a ninth as a league-leading Carp came from behind for a second true night.


Swallows 5, Tigers 3

At Koshien Stadium, Atsushi Ugumori strike his initial career grand slam, singled in another run and Yakult hold on to kick Hanshin, that unsuccessful in a bid to win 5 true games for a initial time this season.


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