Giants' Shun Yamaguchi silences Swallows in eight scoreless innings

The Japan Times
Giants' Shun Yamaguchi silences Swallows in eight scoreless innings
Giants' Shun Yamaguchi silences Swallows in eight scoreless innings

Shun Yamaguchi tossed eight innings of one-hit ball on Tuesday night as the Yomiuri Giants pounded the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 9-0 in a battle for the Central League's top spot. Yamaguchi (4-0) struck out six and was backed by excellent fielding at Jingu Stadium, while Seiji Kobayashi went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored to help lead the Giants to their fourth straight win and third straight shutout. Hayato Sakamoto doubled off the first pitch of the game and scored on Christian Villanueva's sacrifice fly to set the pace. Kobayashi singled in the third and crossed the plate on a pair of wild pitches from Juri Hara (2-1) before Yoshiyuki Kamei's RBI double in the fourth made it 3-0. In

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