Baseball: Tajima pitches Buffaloes past Eagles


Daiki Tajima took a four-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes held on for a 8-2 win Wednesday over the Rakuten Eagles.

A day after fellow lefty Hiroya Miyagi blanked the Eagles on four hits, Tajima cruised at Rakuten Mobile Park Miyagi until surrendering a one-out single and a two-run homer to Rakuten slugger Hideto Asamura.

Tajima (4-2) allowed six hits but no walks while striking out seven over 8-1/3 innings against the PL cellar dwellers.

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