Baseball: Despaigne boosts Hawks, Moore to victory

Matt Moore allowed two runs over seven innings and Alfredo Despaigne broke a 2-2 tie with a fourth-inning home run, leading the SoftBank Hawks to a 4-2 Pacific League win over the Seibu Lions on Friday.Moore (2-1) gave up three hits, walked two and struck out nine at PayPay Dome. The first-year lefty cruised through 3-2/3 innings before he missed with a changeup that the Lions’ Ernesto Mejia launched over the fence in left for his ninth home run.That tied the game 2-2, but it didn’t stay tied for long.”We got off to a pretty good start. It was nice to get the lead,” Moore said. “To cough it up…

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