Baseball: Japan ace Yamamoto pitches Buffaloes past Marines

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Yoshinobu Yamamoto survived a series of scrapes to go eight innings and earn the win as the Orix Buffaloes beat the Lotte Marines 1-0 in the Pacific League on Saturday. The ace of Japan's gold medal-winning Tokyo Olympic team, Yamamoto (4-2) allowed five hits and three walks while striking out nine as he protected the Buffaloes' first-inning lead at Kyocera Dome Osaka. In his first outing since being shelled for seven runs on May 3 and being deactivated, Yamamoto served up some pitches that the Marines put good swings on, only to be denied by Yuma Mune, last year's PL Golden Glove winner at th...

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