Baseball: Kishi earns 2nd win as Eagles hold off Hawks
Baseball: Kishi earns 2nd win as Eagles hold off Hawks

Backed by three home runs, the Rakuten Eagles held off the SoftBank Hawks behind six strong innings from veteran Takayuki Kishi in their 3-2 Pacific League win on Sunday.Kishi (2-0) won for the first time since his July 4 season debut. He allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out five.He surrendered the early lead on a third-inning solo home run by Hawks catcher Takuya Kai, but home runs by rookie Daichi Suzuki and slugger Stefen Romero put the right-hander in front.SoftBank starter Shuta Ishikawa (6-3) allowed two runs over eight innings to take the loss.The Hawks threatened …

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