In professional baseball, six interleague games were played. In the Pacific League, the gap was reduced to 6.2 games as the leader Lotte lost and Orix won the second-place team. In the Central League, Hanshin, the leaders, have won nine consecutive games and lost two in a row. Yakult, who finished at the bottom of the table, ended their losing streak with a draw at 0.
Giants 3-2 Lotte Kazuma Okamoto hits home run in second consecutive game
Win: Iori Yamazaki 4 wins, 1 loss
, saves: Lots of pitchers 1 win, 11 saves
: Castillo pitcher 1 loss
home run: Giants Kazuma Okamoto No.
12 The Giants added another run in the third inning when Kazuma Okamoto hit a two-run double in the third inning for his second consecutive game. Starting pitcher Iori Yamazaki gave up five hits and one run in seven innings to earn his fourth win in three consecutive wins. The Giants have returned to a 1% winning percentage.
Lotte's starting pitcher, Castillo, gave up eight hits and three runs in three innings.
Orix 9-2 Hiroshima Chano turns pro No. 1 with a home run
Win: Yamashita 5 wins
, losses: Corniel 4 home
runs: Orix Chano The No. 1 Orix came back from 0-1 with two outs in the fifth inning to come back with Chano's two-run homer, and in the eighth inning, Chano hit his first professional home run to extend the lead.
Starting pitcher Yamashita pitched six innings, allowing four hits and one run, to win five consecutive games without a loss since the start of the season.
Hiroshima's starting pitcher, Corniel, gave up four runs in the middle of the fifth inning.
Chunichi 6-5 SoftBank Takahashi hits the final
Win: Shimizu 1-1
Loss: Martinez 1-1, 13 saves
: Tsumori 3-1
Home run: Chunichi Fukunaga No.
2 Chunichi went 5-5 in the eighth inning, Shuhei Takahashi, who came on as a substitute, hit a timely two-base hit from first base with two outs. The third pitcher in relief in the middle of the seventh inning earned his first win of the season.
SoftBank showed tenacity to catch up in the seventh inning, but the fifth pitcher Tsumori was hit in the eighth.
Yakult 5-0 Japan Murakami has 3 RBIs
Win: Cy Snead 4-2
: Takayuki Kato 4-3
Home Run: Yakult Murakami In the No. 10 Yakult Pitcher, Murakami opened the scoring in the first inning and hit a two-run home run in the
third inning with three RBIs. In the seventh inning, Kawabata, who started for the first time this season, extended the lead with a timely hit.
Starting pitcher Cy Sneed pitched seven scoreless innings with three hits and no runs to earn his fourth win. Yakult ended their losing streak with 1 draws.
Seibu 4-2 Hanshin Miyakawa, his first professional start, wins for the first time
Win: Miyagawa 1
win, save 1, 1 saves
: Masashi Ito 8-2, home run: Seibu Kawagoe No.
Seibu rallied 1-0 in the second inning on a timely two-run two-base double by Tsuge and extended their lead in the fifth on Kawagoe's two-run home run. Miyakawa, who started as a pro for the first time, allowed five hits and one run in five innings to earn his first win of the season.
Hanshin suffered their first loss of the season when pitcher Ito gave up four runs in five innings.
DeNA 11-3 Rakuten scored 17 points on 11 hits
Win: Katsuki Higashi 5-2: Pitcher Takinaka 2-3
Home Run: DeNA Sekine No
. 3 DeNA rallied from 0-1 in the second inning with three consecutive timely runs by Soto, Kuwabara, and Kyoda. He scored 2 runs on 3 hits, including two runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth. Starting pitcher Katsuki Azuma pitched seven innings and gave up one run to earn his fifth win.
Rakuten's pitching staff collapsed.