Fukuoka – Inexperienced starting pitcher Yugo Bando allowed two runs over seven innings as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Seibu Lions 5-2 and moved a full game ahead of their opponents in the Pacific League standings on Saturday.
Making just the fourth start of his career, Bando (2-1) struck out seven, walked three and allowed four hits, including a pair of home runs, in the second game of the showdown series at PayPay Dome.
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Source: The Japan Times