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Monday, 6th June 2011
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Fighters shut out Giants in baseball interleague

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' pitcher Masaru Takeda shut out the Yomiuri Giants in a convincing 5-0 interleague victory on Sunday afternoon (June 5th).

Takeda's shift resulted in just three hits, all singles, while six of the batters facing him struck out, Japan Times reports.

The home fans didn't have to wait long to see their team get on the scoreboard, with Atsunori Inaba hitting a homerun in the second inning.

Sho Nakata and Yang Dai-kang both hit a brace each to take the score to 5-0 by the eighth inning.

"I was just focused on making a solid impact and moving runners along today. It's important that I was able to do my job in the cleanup spot, but more than anything, I am just happy we won," Nakata said afterwards.

In other Japanese baseball news, Tokyo Yakult Swallows beat the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles by an impressive score of 13-5.

Written by Mark Smith

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