Baseball: Yanagita hits the line as Senga brings Hawks back to top of PL deck


Yuki Yanagita hit a three-run homer and pitcher Kodai Senga allowed two runs in six innings to return the SoftBank Hawks to the top of the Pacific League standings with a 4-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday. The Hawks’ victory at Kyocera Dome Osaka moved the Buffaloes back to third place, where they started the series on Saturday before their ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto propelled the hosts to first place. “I was able to make a really good swing on the court, I was concentrating well,” Yanagita said. “I don’t see a lot of fat pitches, but I focus so that when I get one I can do s…

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