Baseball: Ishikawa tames Lions as PL-leading Hawks win 12th straight

Shuta Ishikawa pitched one-run ball over seven innings as the SoftBank Hawks hammered the Seibu Lions 8-1 in the Pacific League on Friday, their 12th straight win that cut the magic number for their first pennant since 2017 to four.Ishikawa (9-3) gave up a game-tying run in the sixth inning but his team scored four in the bottom of the frame to lift the right-hander, who allowed six hits and a hit batsman while striking out six in a 106-pitch effort at PayPay Dome.”Frankly, I’m relieved more than anything,” Ishikawa said after helping the team’s winning run to continue. “My form hasn’t been to…

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