CORRECTED: Baseball: Kurebayashi, Nakagawa homers boost Buffaloes


Kotaro Kurebayashi and Keita Nakagawa each hit a solo home run and four Orix Buffaloes pitchers kept the Nippon Ham Fighters in check in the Pacific League leaders’ 2-1 victory Saturday.

Kurebayashi opened the scoring in the third inning at Kyocera Dome Osaka with his eighth homer, off Hiromi Ito (6-7), who allowed two runs over eight innings in the complete-game defeat.

Nakagawa opened the Buffaloes’ seventh inning with his 11th home run of the season before the Fighters got a run back in the eighth on a Chusei Mannami RBI single.

“Ito is a good pitcher, and there was no way we were going to ...

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