Baseball: Gonzalez belts grand slam as Buffaloes sweep Swallows


Marwin Gonzalez’s grand slam capped a six-run rally in the top of the seventh inning as the Orix Buffaloes stampeded to a 6-0 interleague win over the Yakult Swallows on Sunday.

The victory at Jingu Stadium gave the Pacific League’s Buffaloes a three-game sweep of the Central League’s Swallows, losers of six straight, in a rematch of the past two Japan Series.

World Baseball Classic-winning Samurai Japan team member Hiroya Miyagi (6-2) earned the win after giving the Buffaloes six shutout innings in which he fanned five, while allowing seven hits and a pair of walks.

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