Baseball: Sasaki throws 7 shutout innings for 6th win

Sports

Twenty-year-old Roki Sasaki earned his sixth win of the season, striking out nine over seven scoreless innings on Wednesday for the Lotte Marines, who beat the Seibu Lions 2-1 in the Pacific League. Sasaki, who in April became Japan's youngest perfect-game pitcher, improved to 6-1. After taking 10 days off from the Marines' pitching rotation, the right-hander allowed three hits and three walks before leaving with a 1-0 lead. "For some games now, I haven't done that well, so I'm happy to get good results today," Sasaki said. "I rested up well given the chance and was able to throw some good fas...

Kyodo News

Kyodo News