Baseball: Okugawa pitches CL-leading Swallows to 9th straight win

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Yasunobu Okugawa tossed six shutout innings as the Central League-leading Yakult Swallows won their ninth straight game for the first time in a decade Tuesday, beating the DeNA BayStars 4-0. Okugawa (8-3) allowed three hits and struck out four in an 84-pitch effort at Jingu Stadium. He had a runner on third with two outs in the third but struck out Keita Sano with a 2-2 forkball to get out of his biggest jam of the game. "I wasn't in good form but managed to be creative with my pitches," said the right-hander, who also helped his team with his trip to the plate. Katsuki Azuma (0-1) walked and ...

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