Baseball: Big assist from Orix rookie lifts Miyagi to shutout
Big defense from rookie outfielder Tokumasa Chano saved two runs, and lefty Hiroya Miyagi took it from there in a four-hit shutout as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Rakuten Eagles 2-0 on Tuesday.
With two on and one out in the third inning, Chano raced toward the right-field corner at Sendai’s Rakuten Mobile Park Miyagi, leaped, caught the ball against the wall and doubled off the runner from first to end the inning.
Miyagi (4-0), who struck out six and walked one, would allow just one more base runner before closing it out.
The Pacific League leaders opened the scoring in the eighth against Taka...