Baseball: Buffaloes ace Yamamoto throws 2nd career no-hitter
Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto threw the second no-hitter of his career Saturday as he spearheaded the Pacific League leaders to a 4-0 win over the Lotte Marines. The no-hitter is the 100th in Japanese pro baseball history. Yamamoto's previous no-hitter came on June 18, 2022, against the Seibu Lions. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out eight, walked one and hit a batter with a pitch at Chiba's Zozo Marine Stadium.