Baseball: Yamasaki outduels Stewart as Buffaloes clip Hawks


Sachiya Yamasaki threw eight innings to outpitch Carter Stewart Jr. in a 1-0 Orix Buffaloes victory over the SoftBank Hawks in the Pacific League on Wednesday.

At Kyocera Dome Osaka, the left-handed Yamasaki (10-5) reached 10 wins for the first time in his career with the help of his catcher, Kenya Wakatsuki, who drove in the only run with a second-inning homer.

Yamasaki struck out five batters without issuing a walk while surrendering five singles for the Buffaloes, who recently clinched their third straight PL pennant.

Stewart (3-6) allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six o...

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