Rakuten have won three consecutive matches. In the 11th overtime from 4-4, Asamura’s No. 27 solo and Dai Suzuki’s sacrifice fly won 2 points. The 5th place busenitz is the 3rd victory. Rookie Miyamori, who closed out the game, made his first save as a professional. Seibu made up for a 3-point difference and persisted, but Masuda was beaten and went on a 7-game losing streak.