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Baseball: Rookie Yuge gets win as Eagles hammer Lions 10-0

Rookie Hayato Yuge gets his second professional win as the Rakuten Eagles thrash the Seibu Lions 10-0 in the Pacific League. (Kyodo)

TOKOROZAWA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Rookie Hayato Yuge got his second professional win Tuesday, throwing seven strong innings as the Rakuten Eagles thrashed the Seibu Lions 10-0 in the Pacific League.

The 25-year-old southpaw received plenty of support from the Eagles batters, who racked up 15 hits and grabbed the lead in the opening frame at MetLife Dome.

Ginji Akaminai led the way on offense for the Eagles, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

Yuge (2-0) fanned four while allowing just four hits and no walks. The 1.93-meter, 105-kilogram rookie combined with Yuya Kubo and Koji Aoyama for the shutout.

Seibu starter Tatsuya Imai (6-9) took the loss following a two-inning start in which he surrendered four runs.

Hideto Asamura gave the visitors the lead in the opening frame after finding the gap down the middle for a double that brought home Hiroaki Shimauchi.

Akaminai made it 3-0 with his first pitch, a 117-kilometer-per-hour curve ball from Imai that he sent deep to right. The two-run blast was his fifth homer of the year, equaling his total from last season.

"It was an enticing pitch so I got on top of it. The outcome was good," said Akaminai, who reached 1,000 career hits in June.

The Eagles kept the scoreboard ticking over, only failing to add runs in the third, seventh and ninth innings.

Shimauchi -- who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs -- drove in two runs with a double in the fourth. Zelous Wheeler hit his 16th homer of the season, going long against Kaima Taira for a solo shot in the fifth.

Elsewhere in the PL, Ryoichi Adachi crushed a three-run homer in the top of the fourth at Sapporo Dome to lead the Orix Buffaloes to a 5-0 win over the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Ikuhiro Kiyota hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th to give the Lotte Marines a 4-2 sayonara victory over the first-placed SoftBank Hawks at Zozo Marine Stadium.

In the Central League, Yuhei Nakamura hit a two-run bomb in the sixth to get the Yakult Swallows over the line in a 4-3 win against the visiting Hanshin Tigers.

At Mazda Stadium, Makoto Aduwa (3-4) went seven innings deep for the win as the Hiroshima Carp beat the DeNA BayStars 8-4.

The Chunichi Dragons blanked the league-leading Yomiuri Giants 6-0 with Yudai Ono (7-6) picking up the win at Nagoya Dome.

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