Tigers fall to Yokohama’s Yamamoto

BayStars 3, Tigers 1 (Koshien, 4/24)

Yokohama leftie Shogo Yamamoto pitched one-run ball over seven-plus innings, Naoto Watanabe homered and the Yokohama BayStars snapped a five-game skid with s 3-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers. Yamamoto (1-1) painted the corners and yielded just four singles while striking out three and walking two, earning his first win since moving from the Orix Buffaloes. Hanshin loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but pinch-hitter Lin Wei-zhu struck out swinging to end the game at Koshien Stadium. (Kyodo)

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