Baseball: Senga, Despaigne, Sunagawa keep Hawks' playoff hopes burning

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Eight big innings from ace pitcher Kodai Senga, along with home runs from Alfredo Despaigne and Richard Sunagawa, saw the SoftBank Hawks snap their eight-game losing streak Sunday in a 3-1 come-from-behind win over the Pacific League-leading Orix Buffaloes. On the same day reports surfaced that Hawks skipper Kimiyasu Kudo intends to resign at season's end to take responsibility for the club's poor performance, the fourth-place Hawks came from a run down in the first at PayPay Dome. The win moved them to within 5-1/2 games of third place and the PL's final playoff spot. The Hawks have won five ...

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